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Doctor insights on: Essential Oils For Skin

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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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What essential oils combination can I use to treat sunburns or whiten the skin?

What essential oils combination can I use to treat sunburns or whiten the skin?

Skin lighteners: If you are serious about lightening your skin, you are better off using a pharmaceutical product proven to lighten skin rather than essential oils. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply lavender essential oil to the skin?

Is it safe to apply lavender essential oil to the skin?

Probably but...: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

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I have combination skin I'm not sure which essential oils or creams to use and does not in terfear with seizures?

I have combination skin I'm not sure which essential oils or creams to use and does not in terfear with seizures?

Whatever you like: Use whatever creams appeal to you. No effect on seizures. Forget about "essential oils". Their claims are bogus. Your huge dose of folic acid is not rational and may be hazardous. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive and I think I may have felt implantation last night. without thinking I rubbed three drops of lemongrass essential oil On my sKin ?

Politely: you did not feel implantation, it is not possible to feel implantation. Implantation happens (when and if it happens) 6-7 days after ovulation, maybe as late as a few days afterwards and is too subtle to feel in any way. A pregnancy test is reliable 1-2 days before the expected period, or 11-12 days after fertilization. What are you worried about? Good wishes. ...Read more

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How to eliminate oil from your skin.

How to eliminate oil from your skin.

Need more info: Washing with soap frequently will remove the oil and curtail the development of pimples. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop oil on my head and face.

What can I do to stop oil on my head and face.

Nothing: The oil on your face and head is just part of you. You can wash frequently with something that will remove oil. I would use something mild and do not redden or irritate your face. Otherwise you are what you are. ...Read more

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Please explain why is jojoba oil good for the skin?

Please explain why is jojoba oil good for the skin?

Don't be a sucker: Jojoba oil is no better than any other oil on skin. If you have a specific issue, see a dermatologist. Otherwise if you desire something for dry skin select something that feels good to you. I prefer creams with ceramides such as Eucerin Eczema Care Cream. ...Read more

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My skin is very much oily & problematic.how can I remove that oil first?

OILY SKIN: I ASSUME YOU MEAN YOUR OILY FACE. GET AN OVER-THE-COUNTER ACNE WASH. USE IT 2 OR 3 TIMES A DAY. STOP EATING NUTS, PEANUT BUTTER, CHOCOLATE, AND DAIRY PRODUCTS. IF THE OILINESS PERSISTS, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Are there certain oils (food oils) that I can eat to get more oil to my skin?

Are there certain oils (food oils) that I can eat to get more oil to my skin?

No.: If i understand the question correctly, you have dry skin and you're asking if adding certain oils to your diet will make your skin less dry. No, that doesn't work. Numerous factors are involved in dry skin. A dermatologist can help you make it less dry, after he/she determines why it's dry in the first place. ...Read more

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Why does my skin flake in the spring now? Used to be only winter. Do I need more oil in my diet? 58

Why does my skin flake in the spring now? Used to be only winter. Do I need more oil in my diet? 58

Season change: A change of seasons will often cause dryness and flaking of the skin. Diet has no effect on skin moisture content, no matter what you have read online or in magazines. Try applying a good moisturizing lotion after bathing, while your skin is still moist. If that doesn't work, a dermatologist can prescribe one of the new lipid-rich emulsions that restore hydrophobic molecules to your skin. ...Read more

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How significant is the correllation between the amount of oil consumed and the amount secreted thru skin?

How significant is the correllation between the amount of oil consumed and the amount secreted thru skin?

Oil production: The amount of oil you produce is primarily genetic. Extreme low fat diet may cause some decrease in oil production and hot weather may increase oil production. ...Read more

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Does Bio Oil lighten the skin?

Bio oil: I do not think Bio oil will lighten your skin. May help with scar tissue ...Read more

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Is argan oil is good for skin ?

Is argan oil is good for skin ?

Perhaps: It contains Vitamin E and Omega 6 fatty acids, both of which can improve skin quality if used regularly. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more