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Can olive oil cause acne?

Can olive oil cause acne?

No: The connection between oily food and acne has not held up. Olive oil is ok. From webmd: "food: all over the world, parents tell teens to avoid pizza, chocolate, greasy and fried foods, and junk food. While these foods may not be good for overall health, they don't cause acne or make it worse.". ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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I know olive oil is really good for your face (i tested it), but is it also good for acne?

I know olive oil is really good for your face (i tested it), but is it also good for acne?

Probably not: In general, one wants to help decreaseb the oiliness of the skin when treating acne, so potential clogging of pores with olive oil would not be recommended. Ask your doctor for treatment suggestions, likely to include a skin drying agent. ...Read more

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Is california olive ranch extra virgin olive oil good for acne 2 tbs per day, ?

Is california olive ranch extra virgin olive oil good for acne 2 tbs per day, ?

Won't help: I see that you're using both benzoyl peroxide and isotretinoin. The former is the best topical remedy for mild acne. The latter is the big guns for severe acne and you can expect it to clear you. The diet / fad / pop / "natural" remedies you'll find on the internet are mostly made up. Stay the course with the Isotretinoin and don't waste time / emotional energy on additional subscientific remedies. ...Read more

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If i treat acne dark spots with an olive oil remedy, will it vanish them?

If i treat acne dark spots with an olive oil remedy, will it vanish them?

Don't know: I am not sure what exact "remedy" you are using. Olive oil by itself will not likely cause dark spots to fade. Things like tretinoin and hydroquinone can help. Although time will help to fade most hyperpigmented spots from acne. And treating with things that may keep you from getting acne lesions will help keep them from forming in the first place. ...Read more

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Does olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Does olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Not really: you need to see a dermatologist for options. ...Read more

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How does olive oil prevent acne and make my facial hair grow faster?

How does olive oil prevent acne and make my facial hair grow faster?

It may not: Diet has little impact on acne. If it makes your facial hair nicer, I'll be surprised. If your acne flares, manage it with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid and if you need something more powerful, your physicain can help. ...Read more

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I have hypersensitive oily skin and acne. Should I wear olive oil on my face at night and wash it off in the morning to control the oil production?

I have hypersensitive oily skin and acne. Should I wear olive oil on my face at night and wash it off in the morning to control the oil production?

Oil free products: if you have a problem with oily skin and acne, adding olive oil will not help you. have your skin evaluated by a board certified dermatologist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can massaging skin with olive oil help rid acne scars?

Can massaging skin with olive oil help rid acne scars?

Not aware: I am not aware of this making it better and it could make it worse. ...Read more

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I've read good reviews about olive oil helping acne scars and redness on the face, and i want to use it but im not sure if i should?Do you recommend?

I've read good reviews about olive oil helping acne scars and redness on the face, and i want to use it but im not sure if i should?Do you recommend?

Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of olive or bio-oil and so i generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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