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Vitamins In Olive Oil
Can I face massage with olive oil and after cleaning my face apply glycolic acid? I'm concerned about olive oil and vitamin A in it
Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.
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
What is the best way to grow help eyelashes grow? I have heard olive oil, vitimin e oil or caster oil. Can't afford fancy stuff. Thank you.
Eyelash growth: From my experience all that works is lattise, cilia, or biotin supplement. Lattise runs around $100 per month, cilia $50-75 per month, and biotin you need to check and your local health / vitamin outlet. ...Read more
Which oil - coconut, olive, castor, bio oil or Johnson's baby oil with vitamin e, is best to remove stretch marks on legs, thighs and buttocks?
Neither in excess: Usually, the fruit has other nutrients that are lost in processing. Obtain olive oil that is the first cold pressing and is virgin. Olive oil is not good for high temp. cooking of food but good for sautéing and on salads. Excessive use of the olives or oil is fattening. Moderation of all is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful burns (remember to use very sparingly to avoid potential skin damage). Prevention is even better: sun blocks that protect against uva & uvb applied b4 exposure; long sleeves, broad-brimmed hats, pants. For sever blistering, see fp. ...Read more
Read this please: The colour of an olive oil is related to the amount of chlorophyll it contains. Olives are picked early in the season tend to make green coloured oil as they contain higher levels of chlorophyll. Olives harvested late in the season will typically produce more golden coloured oils due to a higher level of natural occurring levels of carotene like substances. ...Read more
Olive oil: Olive oil has a number of purported benefits to include action as an anti-inflammatory, cholesterol lowerer, anttioxidant, and calcium absorber among many others. Not all have been demonstrated in rigorous studies, and appropriate dosing for benefits has not been established. ...Read more
Yes: Not only would you likely wind up with a terrible case of diarrhea as it passes through you, you would be ingesting a huge amount of calories. One tablespoon of olive oil has 120 calories. So 5.25 cups of it equals 84 tablespoons which is 10,080 calories of pure fat in one shot! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Unfortunately no: Hives are very distressing. Unfortunately, topical treatment such as creams, ointments, etc are not effective for treating hives even antihistamine creams. The best treatment for the itching and redness of hives is an antihistamine by mouth such as claritin, zyrtec, Allegra or benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
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