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Old 07-20-2014, 06:28 PM
 
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I've read that it is good for the skin..I tired washing my face with it...Then washing it off..I Could tell it penetrated and my skin felt great after drying my face...Yet then, I used witch hazel, applied a tiny dab and then my skin felt greasy. Should I just wash my face with it or continue applying after showering? Also, is there anything I can mix it with, say..Lemon, water? I use California extra virgin organic olive oil.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I have done an oil cleanse with olive oil. I used a cotton pad to take it off, not water. Then followed with a blend of orange blossom water/rose water as a toner.

My skin is dry, so it was hydrating.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Use light olive oil after showering and face washing just like lotion or moisturizer. Your skin will drink it up.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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I heard it can be very good for clearing out blackheads if you just use it as a facial wash, and rinse off with a warm towel.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:52 PM
 
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You have to be careful though because for some people olive oil can be comedogenic.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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I know you are speaking about putting it on your face but a diet that has healthy oils with omega 3 is supposed to help with healthy skin. It helps I guess bring inflammation down.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:36 AM
 
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Personally I think extra virgin coconut oil is great for the body, while almond oil, apricot kernel oil and avocado oil are great for the face

Olive oil caused me to break out when I used it, although my hair loves evoo

The romans used it, so I figure why not?

I'd try incorporating it into my diet before putting it on my skin though
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:26 AM
 
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Olive oil is very good for the skin. It promotes elastic and collagen which protect against wrinkling and it contains antioxidants. It's an excellent moisturizer and is well absorbed into the skin. You can just coat your face with it or use it as a scrub with sugar. Some people use it as a makeup remover. An advantage over many other oils and cosmetics is that few people are allergic to olive oil.

You can make your own cosmetics using olive oil as a main ingredient--using cocoa butter, glycerin, and other ingredients to make a cream. It's a relatively inexpensive way to get a really quality type of skin care.
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:30 AM
 
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The only people I know who have tried it quit, because it made them break out.
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Not me. I have naturally oily skin, and never put any additional oils on it. During particularly harsh winters, if I experience any dry skin on my face (not typical), I will use an oil-free moisturizer, but that's it.

I have no doubt that it has useful properties, but it's not suited to my skin type at all. Oil-free products are a must.
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