Using Olive Oil on Oily Skin

I have oily skin. I tried using olive oil, but I get pimples. What do you suggest I use?

By zubair from India


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February 24, 20100 found this helpful

Oily Skin: If you have oily skin, you can spend a lot of money applying store-bought products three or four times a day to fight it. Or, you can try some of these natural remedies and tips:

Wash your skin in hot water. Cold water doesn't dissolve oil very well. Use good warm water! Rub a wedge of lemon across the oily parts of your face as a natural astringent.

Don't buy soaps especially made for oily skin. Popular Ivory soap works very well - the trick is to lather well and wash often. Also, consider a more-drying regular soap, such as Safeguard or Dial. Good luck.

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February 25, 20100 found this helpful

Many years ago, when I was much younger-in my 30's, I had very oily skin with adult onset acne. I used basis soap-that's the name of the soap with warm water. Rinse very well Using Witch Hazel as an astringent.


Washing your skin with baking soda would neutralize the ph and possibly cut down on the oil. Follow with witch hazel. Keep and eye on hair products, if they are conditioners for dry hair don't use them. Try this link for more information this site recommends apple cider vinegar.

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February 26, 20100 found this helpful

Hello India, If you're going to wash your face with bar soap, don't use a deodorant soap. It will clog the pores and cause more pimples. A good cleanser for your face is baby wash. It does the job and is gentle on the skin. I live in central Texas, and it can get pretty hot down here in the summer, and the best way to prevent pimples is to allow your skin to breathe. Good luck. :-) mellie

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February 26, 20100 found this helpful

This is not a joke but lettuce is the answer to oily skin! Buy an Iceberg lettuce and rub over your face, especially the parts nearest the stem.


No need to rinse off either. Conditions your skin making it feel dry and soft. Wonderful! Better than any cream on the market, I swear. Monique :)

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March 1, 20100 found this helpful

My skin was oily, and a friend told me to make black tea, and cool it down, and put that on my face for 15 to 20 minutes or so. It works. Also, I would crack open an egg, and mix the uncooked eggwhite with a little lemon juice and apply that to my face for several minutes. This always worked,too. Sometimes I would add a little lemon juice to the black tea and apply it to my face. I hope one or more of these remedies works for you!

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