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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will massaging acne scars with honey or olive oil improve appearance?

Will massaging acne scars with honey or olive oil improve appearance?

Prob not effective: I have not heard of this as being an effective treatment but you can always try your own experiment using traditional treatments as recommended on one side of the face and the hone/olive oil on the other half.
Massage is always good for scars. Honey may have antibacterial properties. Olive oil is a decent moisturizing agent but may blog ducts leading to worsening acne. ...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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Does olive oil cause pimples on face?

Does olive oil cause pimples on face?

Could: It is feasible but I would think less of a risk when compared to other oils ...Read more

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Can I use cooking olive oil to stop blackheads coming back?

Can I use cooking olive oil to stop blackheads coming back?

No, Adding oil makes: It worse. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, etc.). ...Read more

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How many tbs's of virgin olive oil can I take per day? Wats the limit? I don't want to brakeout in zits/pimples. Would 2tbs be ok?

Enjoy it: It won't give you acne despite what anybody else tells you. I also see that you're taking isotretinoin. That medicine isn't for the faint-hearted, and just for your courage, you deserve to enjoy your favorite food. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are Olive Oil the cause of darken skin?

Are Olive Oil the cause of darken skin?

No: Olive oil does not cause the skin to darken. Sun exposure and genetics are the causes of darker skin. ...Read more

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I cook with olive oil daily. Will this cause cancer?

I cook with olive oil daily. Will this cause cancer?

Everything causes Ca: Frying food releases low grade carcinogens, so use the best ventilation you can. The risk is small but proven epidemiologically (cooks get more Ca) and by sampling air around cooking areas. (http://pubs. Rsc. Org/en/content/articlelanding/2006/em/b516173h/unauth#! divAbstract)
There are much greater cancer risks out there, like smoking and excessive drinking, so I wouldn't get hung up on olive oil. ...Read more

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Are foods cooked in healthier oils, like olive oil, less likely to cause nausea?

Are foods cooked in healthier oils, like olive oil, less likely to cause nausea?

Rule 1: Eat healthy: There is little evidence for what nutrients trigger nausea in certain women in early pregnancy. So unfortunately some must select compatible foods by trial and error. Because there have been many studies showing the benefits of olive oil over other oils, it would be advisable for women to try those first, in proper amounts. Then they should see their physician and nutritionist if nausea persists. ...Read more

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Can olive oil used as a face moisturizer? Can it cause irritation?

Can olive oil used as a face moisturizer? Can it cause irritation?

Olive oil…: …has been used for centuries as a moisturizer. Extra virgin olive oil (the first, unprocessed pressing) is recommended. Processed olive oils may irritate. Olive oil contains vitamin E & other antioxidants that should be beneficial to the skin. ...Read more

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Could oil cause allergy to my 1 mnth old son. He has red rashes all over his body. Please suggest what to use for massage. Tried coconut n olive oil?

Could oil cause allergy to my 1 mnth old son. He has red rashes all over his body. Please suggest what to use for massage. Tried coconut n olive oil?

Baby Rash: Yes, oil can definitely cause the skin rash. Try to use cetaphil, aveeno (oatmeal) lotions or aquaphor for massage. Oils block baby's pores. ...Read more

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Minor Rash in inner upper thighs since 4 days. Not infection. Very litle itching. I clean myself regularly. Using olive oil on area helps in itchng. Cause?

Minor Rash in inner upper thighs since 4 days. Not infection. Very litle itching. I clean myself regularly. Using olive oil on area helps in itchng. Cause?

Dermatitis: If the area of itching is just in 1 area, & if you have no fever, rash, or other symptom, then most likely it's just dermatitis - irritation of the skin. Any number of things can cause it - elastic bands (rubber, especially if you're a healthcare worker), detergents / perfumes / scents / soaps, chemicals, other causes. If there is dry flaking skin, symptoms are worse; oil helps retain moisture. ...Read more

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Very itchy bottom specially at night. No hemorrhoids nor any infection. Used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesn't work. Cause?

Very itchy bottom specially at night. No hemorrhoids nor any infection. Used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesn't work. Cause?

? Pin worm infection: Won't show on routine stools analysis, requires special testing, see your doctor for prescription medications and evaluation for a cause if not pinworm, best wishes ...Read more

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