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Dr. Bennett Werner
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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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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Can extra virgin olive oil help acne?

Can extra virgin olive oil help acne?

Probably not: Talk about "the key to..." is the language of advertising rather than science. Acne's a serious disease that's easily managed with evidence-based medications that any physician can get for you. If you're responsible for a teen's physical and emotional health, it would be inexcusable to deny junior effective rx. If you're the patient, you're free to try olive oil, honey, vinegar, etc., etc., . ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Can extra virgin olive oil actually work on acne?

Can extra virgin olive oil actually work on acne?

No: These "pop" remedies are at best adjuncts. Acne's manageable using evidence based medicine. If benzoyl peroxide didn't clear it up, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Can honey and olive oil make acne go away?

Can honey and olive oil make acne go away?

See a dermatologist: Every person is different and it is best to see a dermatologist so that they can figure out what kind of acne you have and give you proper medication to get rid of it. A product containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid often clears the skin. This does not mean that the acne will clear overnight. ...Read more

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Dr. Megan Jack
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Is olive oil good for the skin if a person has acne and scars?

Is olive oil good for the skin if a person has acne and scars?

Acne scar treatment: Oil on acne prone skin may be detrimental & typically home treatments fail. One important factor-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that w/ you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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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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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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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