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Which essential oils are best for acne?

Which essential oils are best for acne?

No oils for acne: There aren't any oils we would recommend for acne sufferers. Oil overproduction is one of the causes of acne, and we look to reduce that oil to help it. Isotretinoin is one of the best medicines for acne and works directly on oil production. Using it as a low dose can eliminate breakouts, make hair less oily, and make life great for a lot of people. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Which aromatherapy oils are good for itchy skin?

Which aromatherapy oils are good for itchy skin?

None: Most of the time itchy skin will become worse if you apply anything irritating to it like fragrance. Your best bet is unscented moisturizers. A much better choice for you might be an unscented oil like jojoba oil. ...Read more

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Which essential oils work for arthritis?

Which essential oils work for arthritis?

14 essential oils...: Exist which are found to be helpful in a variety of ailments. These oils are concentrated and purified and diluted into a cream, or body oil, or lotion; they are rubbed onto the skin anywhere over body, but never near eyes or any mucus membrane. Some types include basil eo, which has a relaxing effect and good for arthritis; others are boswellia, lavender, lemon, tea tree essential oils. ...Read more

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Which is better for alopecia --vitamins, essential oils or minoxidyl?

Which is better for alopecia --vitamins, essential oils or minoxidyl?

Minoxidil.: This one's a no-brainer. Oils make hair loss worse, and vitamins are of no help (except for biotin and, possibly, iron). Minoxidil is the only topical treatment thus far that has been clinically shown to grow hair - or at least keep you from losing any more. ...Read more

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Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. Topical steroids are very effective but on the face calcineurin inhibitors are preferred. Washing with a dandruff shampoo, typically in a shower, can be very beneficial. Some meds and vitamins aggravate it. ...Read more

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Is argan oil good for skin conditions?

Is argan oil good for skin conditions?

Argan oil: Argan oil has been used as a natural moisturizer and hair conditioner for centuries. ...Read more

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Fish oils and eczema?

Fish oils and eczema?

Listen to body: Fish oils are anti-inflammatory but some people are allergic to fish. I would try pure vit d oil in medium chain triglycerides topically on eczema and see if this helps. People with eczema have dry skin. Fish oil, cod liver oil, and evening primrose oil ingested can help dry skin if tolerated. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best essential oils for skin lightening?

Please recommend the best essential oils for skin lightening?

Skin lightening: Pharmaceutical grade skin lighteners may be more effective. Have your skin evaluated by a board certified physician who can make recommendations to you. ...Read more

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Which is better for skin care: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Which is better for skin care: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Skin care: Olive Oil can be used to clean & moisturize skin. Grapeseed oil has been used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, cleansing &moisturizing skin & to remove makeup See: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/7-beauty-oils-for-troubled-skin/articleshow/29810315.cms ...Read more

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Is olive oil good for treating sunburns?

Is olive oil good for treating sunburns?

Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful burns (remember to use very sparingly to avoid potential skin damage). Prevention is even better: sun blocks that protect against uva & uvb applied b4 exposure; long sleeves, broad-brimmed hats, pants. For sever blistering, see fp. ...Read more

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What are essential oils are used to make a lice shampoo?

What are essential oils are used to make a lice shampoo?

Several used: The essential oils that tend to be in the majority of these types of lice treatment and/or prevention are: tea tree, rosemary, thyme, lavender, geranium, clove, and peppermint. ...Read more

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How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

Maybe not the oils: Using sage essential oil for this purpose may not have much evidence, but using sage extract (salvia officinalis) may have some benefit. http://tinyurl.com/q76w6s7 there are very possibly some cognitive effects with rosemary oil: http://tinyurl.Com/pggj5m9 you could place a drop or 2 on some cotton and inhale gently; also there are air diffusers for this purpose. ...Read more

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Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.

Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.

Yes: Oil ingredients that are healthful to ingest are normally healthy to use on the skin where they are often absorbed into the body. Many commercial products contain preservatives that are actually toxic or alter hormone states. ...Read more

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Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Olive & Coconut Oils: Both are good for the skin but much more beneficial if you ingest them also. They can help reduce inflammation, nourish nerves and brain, etc. Peace and good health. If you are on blood thinners check w/doc first. ...Read more

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Which is better for scalp problems: zinc pca or tea tree oil shampoos?

Which is better for scalp problems: zinc pca or tea tree oil shampoos?

Scalp irritation: That is very individual. You will have to try diffierent products to see what works for you. ...Read more

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Is hazelnut oil good for your skin care?

Dry arms: If your arms or legs are dry it does not hurt but it is not one of the first things i would recomend. Acvoid clogging pores on your face with any type of oil. ...Read more

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Is taking fish oil supplements will reduce candida symptoms and seborrheic dermatitis ??

Is taking fish oil supplements will reduce candida symptoms and seborrheic dermatitis ??

Absolutely not: In fact, it is not at all certain that there is any benefit from fish oil for anything. In USA it has been abandoned as useless by the best-informed experts. It has also been noted to cause prostate cancer. It is true that it lowers triglycerides and raises HDL but it has not lowered the risk for strokes or heart attacks. No benefit has been demonstrated except to those who sell it. ...Read more

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Is olive oil moisturizing hair spray good for the scalp and hair?

Is olive oil moisturizing hair spray good for the scalp and hair?

Will just oil it: Won't help moisturize the dead hair protein, just coat it and make if feel better to you. Keep hair and scalp clean and use good nutrition and exercise. ...Read more

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