Olive Oil as a Moisturizer


I have oily skin, with pimples and scars. Can I use olive oil mixed with water and massage my face? Please let me know how to keep my face glowing as I also have a dull complexion.
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Olive Oil as a Moisturizer

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)

By sickandsexy

Olive Oil as a Moisturizer

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)

By Mythi

Olive Oil as a Moisturizer

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)

By plo

Olive Oil as a Moisturizer

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.

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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.

Olive Oil as a Moisturizer

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)

By susan47

Olive Oil as a Moisturizer

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.

Olive Oil as a Moisturizer

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:

  1. WATER: Drink half a glass of water every 2 hours (medically recommended to help it absorb better and not go entirely to waste when you pee) because if you drink 3 glasses of water at the same time you will realize that not long after you will be visiting the lady's room.

  2. BODY SCRUB: Sugar, honey and Olive oil, scrub 3 times a week when you shower, then PAT dry. Do not rub.

  3. BODY LOTION: Olive Oil as a moisturizer? OK, so this has to be extra virgin Olive oil. I know, some people say they have used it and it seems too oily. Now let me tell you, there are different brands of Olive oil. Although they may say they are extra virgin, the best is the Extra Virgin Olive oil with a greenish coloring. It's not as oily as others. I apply it to my skin every night after showering and it does not clog my pores. The only place I do not use it is on my face, because I have gotten the occasional little pimple, but rarely. I think I have only ever gotten 2.
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  4. FACE SCRUB: OK, so Olive Oil for some reason does not clog your pores per se. But, if you already have dirty pores or pimples, then it will make it worse. So don't use it unless you are completely acne free. You can use it around your eyes though. On my face I use St. Ives Exfoliating Scrub with Blemish and Blackhead Control. Leaves your skin rose petal soft. After about a month of using it you can get rid of your black heads and pimples, if you use it daily.

  5. FACIAL MASK for pimples, redness and roughness: Once a week an not more often because I have sensitive skin, I use the aspirin mask. This is basically 3 uncoated aspirin tablets with a tablespoon of water and enough honey to make it pasty. You mash the aspirin with your fingers after adding the water and the honey and apply it to your face avoiding the eye area. Aspirin contains acids that are used in face products to get rid or wrinkles, spots and pimples. It works by removing the top layer of your skin helping unclog pores. It can dry the skin if used too often (you know your skin best) and leaves it extremely sensitive to the sun, so use sunblock!

  6. FACE LOTION: For my eyes I use Pond's Triactive Eye Contour Lotion every morning and night. Sometimes I use Cocatricure cream. I noticed my left eye lost its small creases but my right eye is pretty much the same. I think it's because I sleep on my right side. For my face I use Pond's Clarant B3, which does not clog my pores at all. If you already have pimples it is important you try to get rid of them first. Otherwise, any cream will cause you to break out. So if you have a bad case of pimples then use the medicated lotions recommended to you by you dermatologist.

  7. SUNSCREEN: Last but not least, wear sunscreen. Any kind will do for your neck, arms and legs but for your face I highly Recommend Neutrogena Ultrasheer sunscreen. Use after you apply your preferred lotion. I use 50 spf but, don't use too much or you will be oily all day. Don't forget to let your facial lotion absorb before you apply it so you don't create a messy sticky combination of stuff on your face. Good luck everyone!
(02/24/2009)

By Anna

A glowing face

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:

  1. St. Ives Apricot Scrub with Blackhead and Blemish Control
  2. Ponds Clarant B3 Lotion on your face
  3. Ponds Triactive Eye Conture Cream around your eyes
  4. Let it absorb and use Neutrogena Untrasheer 50 spf sunscreen but not too much, barely cover your entire face. Let it sit for a few minutes.
  5. Makeup Time!

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)

By Anna

Olive Oil as a Moisturizer

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)

By Michelle

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