I have psoriasis and have had it since I was 14 years old. I used to get so embarrassed about it. I don't bother with that anymore, I just wanted some of the pain and itching to go away. Well, I started to use olive oil on my skin.
I use it in the shower. I bought a spray bottle at the dollar store and now when I finish soaping and shaving, I spray it all over my body and rinse it off so it is not greasy. It feels so much better than the lotions and the expensive topical creams I used to have to buy. I keep it under control, of course there is no cure. If you suffer even from just dry skin, just try it. It really works!
I prefer not to put it on after because then your skin does feel greasy. When your done in the shower, just let the water rinse it off a bit then towel dry. It is wonderful.
Hope this helps anyone with psoriasis or dry skin
By Laura Lynn Jump from Ocala, FL.
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I have really dry skin, and have tried many types of lotions to help. Most lotions that I used ended up leaving my skin slippery, which might leave a residue on fabrics I'm working with or get in the way of my work.
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I've been reading about using olive oil as a moisturizer, and I have one question: What about SPF protection?
I am Italian, 55 years old, and have heard about the use of olive oil as a facial moisturizer. Isn't the olive oil too heavy for small under eye wrinkles?
What is the best olive oil to use on your face? I have extremely dry skin and nothing seems to work where it's manageable and comfortable.
I have oily skin, with pimples and scars. Can I use olive oil mixed with water and massage my face?
Olive oil is a great moisturizer. I remember watching a television show with Sophia Loren. She said that was all she used on her skin.