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Doctor insights on: Olive Oil For Dry Skin

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Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


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Olive skinned. I can't seem to get rid of the dry skin, how can I do so without oils?

Olive skinned. I can't seem to get rid of the dry skin, how can I do so without oils?

Bathe less: Bathe or shower a maximum of once a day, use a mild soap, and apply a good emollient lotion after you get out, while you skin is still damp. That will do it. ...Read more

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Very dry and rough skin on my right hand. Will olive oil help?

Very dry and rough skin on my right hand. Will olive oil help?

Dry rough skin: Yes, you can use olive oil. However, emollients are best for treating dry and rough skin. Examples are petrolatum (vaseline) and aquaphor. ...Read more

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Olive oil and skin sensitivity, are these related?

Olive oil and skin sensitivity, are these related?

Not likely: Are you putting olive oil on your skin? If you are and your skin is getting irritated then stop. But people with sensitive skin just need to be very careful about putting anything on their skin. I typically recommend you try a small amount of any product near your ear to see how your skin responds. ...Read more

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Can olive oil on a face be shiny like oily skin can be?

Oil on skin.: Try it. It won't hurt you. It depends on the skin and how much you use. ...Read more

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Is olive oil absorbed by the skin? I use it for my hair.

I can't imagine...: ...That a significant amount is absorbed, but even if it is, so what? It's not like olive oil is toxic. So don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Which is better for the skin: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Which is better for the skin: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Skin care: Olive Oil can be used to clean & moisturize skin. Grapeseed oil has been used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, cleansing &moisturizing skin & to remove makeup See: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/7-beauty-oils-for-troubled-skin/articleshow/29810315.cms ...Read more