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Coconut oil for sunburn?

Stick to basics: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Could olive oil really unclog pores?

Could olive oil really unclog pores?

Unclogging pores: Thank you for your question regarding unclogging pores with olive oil. Consider the ancient technique of "ahbyanga" translated "loving hands". It simply suggests using warmed sesame oil massaged into your skin BEFORE you wash, washing with gentle soap, drying skin gently and noting how much cleaner and softer the skin becomes over time. Try it for a month and tell me how it worked for you. ...Read more

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Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

No: I think it would likely increase your risk for acne. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Why would you?: There are not restrictions applying fruit oils during pregnancy but why would you? None of these have any proven health benefits and are probably quite messy and expensive. ...Read more

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Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more

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Does olive oil reduce cholestrol?

Does olive oil reduce cholestrol?

Yes: Olive oil is rich in unsaturated fat and has been shown to increase your good cholesterol (HDL) and lower your bad cholesterol (ldl). It does not mean that you can replace olive oil with your other oil and constantly eat fried/greasy food. The liver will see this as just a mass input of fat and eventually this will be detrimental to your health. You should visit your pcp and come up witha a plan. ...Read more

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Can I use virgin olive oil as face wash and coconut oil as moisturizer?

Can I use virgin olive oil as face wash and coconut oil as moisturizer?

You can but...: In soaps, olive oil is used for it's moisturizing capabilities, and coconut oil for its lather and cleansing properties. However, these oils have reacted and transformed during processing with lye to maximize these characteristics. Unprocessed oils may not be harmful to your skin (unless you are acne prone), but may not provide the desired results in unprocessed form. ...Read more

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Does 100% pure coconut oil clog your pores?

Does 100% pure coconut oil clog your pores?

Clog pores: Coconut oil does cover pores: for some skins this is a good thing as it's mild, natural antibiotic properties kills surface bacteria which can lead to acne/scar tissue; it can also suffocate skin or Meibomian Gland mites (ie, when used at night) which live in oil pores and lead to scar tissue. Still good to wash off completely after use. Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for more info ...Read more

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Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Not certain: Since it is so difficult to demonstrate any clear benefit, the answer is that intelligent meal planning is important, but these supplements are probably a waste of money for most people. Glucosamine is clearly a waste of money, yielding the same result as the placebo in the largest and best trials. ...Read more

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Can castor oil or coconut oil help with mononucleosis?

Can castor oil or coconut oil help with mononucleosis?

No: Mononucleosis is caused by the ebstein-barr virus (ebv). Neither castor oil nor coconut oil will help shorten the duration or symptoms of the disease. ...Read more

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Will eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil be any good for skin?

Will eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil be any good for skin?

No good evidence fou: Eucalyptus oil is often used for arthritis or steamed to relieve nasal congestion. Peppermint oil can be taken for irritable bowel syndrome, tension headaches and nausea and is "possibly effective". Skin is not listed as a use. ...Read more

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Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Olive & Coconut Oils: Both are good for the skin but much more beneficial if you ingest them also. They can help reduce inflammation, nourish nerves and brain, etc. Peace and good health. If you are on blood thinners check w/doc first. ...Read more

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Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Yes: You can try each of the above after a warm shower and use plastic wrap over the dry area doe 1 h-2 hours. ...Read more

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Does fish oil oil makes cheeks chubby?

Does fish oil oil makes cheeks chubby?

Fish oil: Unless taken in very large quantity, fish oil is unlikely to cause chubby cheeks. ...Read more

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What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil is one of the best oils you can use. It is a big part of the Mediterranean diet which is considered to be one of the most heart healthy diets around. ...Read more

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