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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
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
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
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
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
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
I was just curious does oils such as olive oil coconut oil almond oil etc clog pores? Are they noncomdegenic? Also are they good for acne?
Hello...I'm having acne, however I got rid of them a lot by olive oil....Though I'm having acne holes left in my face help me get rid of them. Thanks..
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?
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
Not aware: I am not aware of this making it better and it could make it worse. ...Read more
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
I applied olive oil as face moisturizer one night and developed tiny bumps around jawline? Is this really because of olive oil? I have acne-prone skin
Possible: Sensitivity to the olive oil.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do you advise on using bio oil or olive oil to heal a slightly depressed red acne scar? I'm on absorica (accutane) 20mg 2x/day
Acne scar: Useless if scar has formed.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Does using a homemade scrub, made from sugar, olive oil, vitamin e, and honey, help vanish pimples and dark spots?
No: The effects of such a homemade scrub on the skin is minimal at best. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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