I would not use olive oil on my face, because it is too oily. I have oily skin, I wash my face with witch hazel every morning, and then I apply St Ives Collagen-elastin Essential Moisturizer. I have used Oil-of-Olay in the past, but it was getting to be too expensive to buy. Every night before I go to bed, I wash my face with witch hazel and then I apply Vaseline to my face. The witch hazel keeps the acne under control. (01/07/2009)
I think that Olive Oil would make your face oilier. Try Jason's Tea Tree Oil Moisturizer. You can find it online. It moisturizes but also keeps your face from breaking out. And it's an all natural product (01/07/2009)
I do not have acne or oily skin, but it's very finicky. It does not like tons of products on it and it is very particular about certain ingredients. I keep it simple. I use Purpose bar soap it's so mild. I will then use (if I need it) a Cetaphil type moisturizer (or if you use the cleanser it acts as a moisturizer, too). That's it. At night, if my skin is looking dull and boring, I use Neutrogena with retin in it. The retin makes your skin absolutely beautiful, and Neutrogena is so mild. (01/07/2009)
Olive oil is wonderful, on oily skin, normal and dry skin. Never use Vaseline on your face, it has petroleum in it and will dry your skin. Never use harsh chemical peels or astringents. It dries the skin and causes acne. Most of the products we purchase are expensive and abrasive to the skin, keep it simple! Buy yourself a bottle of extra virgin olive oil, put it in your bath water or shower. Put some in a spray bottle and spray after you shower or bathe and put it on your face day and night.
The only problem you will have is: You will have to clean the bathtub more frequently to remove oil buildup. Don't go to a doctor for dermabrasion or peels. It's a temporary fix but in the long run, it will ruin your skin, drying it out. Think about the word derma- abrasion. Why would anyone want to use this on their face? Or a chemical peel? It's a no brainer. Chemical being the key word; stay away from chemicals. Olive oil is safe and time tested and it works! (01/07/2009)
By Maureen B.
I also have very dry skin and use the olive oil in the tub. I put about 2 tablespoons in the tub. It has worked wonders and really left my skin very soft. I also wash my face with a mix of brown sugar and olive oil. I massage this mixture into my skin and then wipe it off with a fresh wash cloth soaked with cool water. It leave my face feel soft. I hope this helps you. (02/11/2009)
Olive oil is good for the skin. It's a light moisturizer and it cleans out the pores while it moisturizes. Here's a little something I read:
Natural olive oil is full of antioxidants that every skin type can benefit from. Yes, even oily skin can benefit from olive oil! Oil can dissolve other oils. The olive oil mask is particularly effective at cleansing skin when combined with Castor oil. The combination cleans pores and rinses dirt and extra oil away, leaving skin soft and fresh.
I love using olive oil as a moisturizer. Again it is very light feeling, no suffocation that other moisturizers cause. Also, olive oil can be used to remove make up. If you have oily skin it dissolves the oil you have and replenishes your face. After you put it on you can massage your face to help the circulation in your face. If you don't want to do that you should blot your face after putting olive oil on as it is a very thick oil. I use it after my showers. I wash my face apply a non alcoholic toner and then olive oil and it works wonders. (02/18/2009)
By Hanna L.
About 5 months ago I had dry skin problems. I am acne prone too, and have sensitive skin. Now before you think I am saying Olive Oil is a miracle ointment bear with me. My skin is so sensitive that I have tiny wrinkles around my eyes from smiling to much. I am only recently 22. Whenever, I used a lotion that said wouldn't clog pores I always woke up with small pimples or buried pimples. This result annoyed me and left me with marks that took months to go away. My elbows had brownish spots on them though not too dark.
However, my skin is much more soft and has a healthy glow with reduced spotting and roughness ever since I started doing the following:
How to get a healthy glow with makeup, moisturizing lotion and sunscreen.
Ok if you don't have severe acne issues then you can use:
Conceal yoru dark circles and redness (don't use WHITE concealer as it could make you look washed out) use a salmon or skin colored one, it depends on your skin tone.
I use bare minerals fairly light foundation with my kabuki brush which I bought at Bare Escentuals and is totally worth the price (around 30 American dollars). Believe me, I used to think all brushes were the same but once I started shopping at Bare Escentuals I realized how wrong I was. Spend 30 dollars on one brush and you will not regret it.
You need just a bit of makeup. Tap a barely visible amount of makeup on your brush and dab the brush all over your face. Once you have dabbed all around your face (both cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead) go ahead and buff the makeup in. If you need more get a bit more, but less is more with this mineral makeup. This leaves my skin shining due to the sunblock, but not too shiny due to the mineral foundation. Just a healthy glow.
Finish with a light touch of shiny blush for a shinier finish. Remember: you must keep your skin clean and use the minimal amount of everything if you do not want to look cakey or dirty. Concealing is very important and underestimated. I love this makeup.
If this is too glowie for you you can use Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra foundation and apply it with a MOIST foundation brush. Finish with some translucent finishing foundation to help give it that glow. Again I love bare mineral's finishing powder. (02/24/2009)
If you have very sensitive skin be cautious with olive oil. I applied it over my entire face and woke up in the morning to swollen eyelids and very puffy, irritated skin. I have a rash over my entire face! If you're going to try it, try it along your jawline or one area rather than all over your face. (03/02/2009)
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