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Old 02-05-2003, 02:23 PM   #1
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Question Olive Oil?

Has anyone tried olive oil and salt mixture as a remedy for acne? I read on another board that this mixture cured their acne.

Here's the quote, "Once a week I treat myself to this most fabulous beauty treatment. I give my hair and scalp a massage with olive oil. Using a regular comb, comb it through my hair. This gives it unbeatable shine and it's never looked healthier. Leave it on for an hour or two. Wash hair as normal to remove oil and wrap hair in towel to dry. Then I run a hot bath. While the water's running I stand in the tub and scrub my face, body, and feet with a paste made of olive oil and salt- regular table salt. (This makes your skin extra soft, leaves it glowing, and has cleared up my acne.) Then I soak in the tub for 15 minutes.
The first time I did this everyone noticed "something different" about me but couldn't figure it out. I even got stopped on the street by another woman who asked me how I got such beautiful skin. So there... I've told my secret!"


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Old 02-05-2003, 03:09 PM   #2
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I don't think this would clear up acne...it may be a good moisturizer/exfoliater for skin but I doubt highly this will rid anyone of acne...if anything, the abrasive quality of salt may actually tear some people's skin if they rub too hard thus aggravating their acne....it sounds too good to be true...prob. is ok for people with good/healthy skin though.
Just my humble opinion...
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Old 02-06-2003, 05:37 AM   #3
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I can't wait to try this.

Bella, do you put the olive oil on your hair while it is dry, then comb through? I would think this would make my hair greasy? But you say it just gives it a good shine?

I hear olive oil helps acne. I know some people put a few drops on their face as moisturizer. They say it actually regulates the oil.

I'm definitely going to try this...
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Old 02-06-2003, 09:57 AM   #4
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Yes, rub the oil in while the hair is dry then wash it with a mild shampoo. Also, I find it's best to use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. I tried this and found my hair to be amazingly shiny and the dry ends vanished like magic!

I've tried placing a few drops of olive oil on my face and found it wasn't oily at all. I was actually really amazed how well this works as a moisturizer. I've tried emu oil and other types of moisturizers out there, and in my humble opinion I prefer the olive oil.

But I haven't tried the olive oil/salt wash yet. I think I'll try that today and I hope it does something to help heal my skin.

I have combo skin with mild to moderate acne, maybe one or two large(cyst like) pimples a month. I think my acne is aggravated by my unhealthy skin. I've used too many products that have ravaged my skin and left it defenseless. So, I've decided to use a mild moisturizing face wash with vit. b-5 and vitatmin E, then use the olive oil/salt wash(every other day or possibly less then that, it all depends on how my skin reacts to this treatment), and then use a alpha hydroxy lotion. I use to use benzoyl peroxide daily, but I have noticed it was ruining my skin as a whole and I will only use this product once every few days to keep the bacteria numbers down. By the way, I'm 29, female and have had acne since puberty. My acne is hormonal and also external. If my skin itches...WHAM! I have new zits. Or if I touch it, then a little flock of zits magically appear.


I've tried these "cures" and here are my results.

VIT B-5 = Large doses a day, did this for a few months, but found it wasn't a remedy. My skin still broke out it didn't give off that healthy glow.

Retin A = Caused me to flake, turn red and I still broke out.

Eggs = Didn't do anything but make my face itchy and break out.

Lemon = Some improvement, but skin still wasn't healthy.

Numerous antibiotic lotions, creams and pills. = Some worked for a while but then stopped working after a year or so.. and I'm highly allergic to most antibiotics and the side effects just weren't worth it. How could I enjoy clear skin if I was stuck at home sick to my stomach! Or I still had bad skin with the upset stomach.

BCP's and OTC = Worked for a while, but I developed an allergy to BCP's, began to feel sick everyday and coughed up blood on a daily basis.

No Gluten diet/low carb diet/low sugar diet = Tried those, but found them too hard to follow. What can I say.. I love food.

Fasting = Made me too hungry and tired. Plus it didn't really clear my skin, just made me cranky.

No Washing with Cleansers = Yuck.. Skin broke out with a million tiny pimples.

Pro-activ = It made my skin so dry it cracked and my acne became worse! It was too strong for my very sensitive skin.

Aqua cleansers/moisturizer/toner = Very nice line, but I found other products out there that can do the same thing for less money. It didn't clear my skin, but it's a nice product.

Well, I'm sure I've tried more products, but I can't remember them all.

I hope this helps.

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Old 02-06-2003, 10:38 AM   #5
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Olive oil is found in some hair anti-frizz solutions. I use one myself, the directions on the bottle say to put a small amount (about half a dime size, depending on how much hair you have) onto towel dried hair.

It's not pure olive oil, there are other ingredients, but I'm sure olive oil would be used to the same effect.

 
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Originally posted by BouncingBella73:


I have combo skin with mild to moderate acne, maybe one or two large(cyst like) pimples a month. I think my acne is aggravated by my unhealthy skin. I've used too many products that have ravaged my skin and left it defenseless. So, I've decided to use a mild moisturizing face wash with vit. b-5 and vitatmin E, then use the olive oil/salt wash(every other day or possibly less then that, it all depends on how my skin reacts to this treatment), and then use a alpha hydroxy lotion. I use to use benzoyl peroxide daily, but I have noticed it was ruining my skin as a whole and I will only use this product once every few days to keep the bacteria numbers down. By the way, I'm 29, female and have had acne since puberty. My acne is hormonal and also external. If my skin itches...WHAM! I have new zits. Or if I touch it, then a little flock of zits magically appear.
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Bella,

Wow.. your skin sounds just like mine. Like you, I believe using different medications on my skin has hurt mine way more than it has helped it. I used to use Proactiv every day and it ended up making it so dry. I tried Retin A too and had the same reaction you did... red and flakey. It got to a point where I couldn't even wear foundation b/c my skin was so cracked. It was awful. This made my acne much, much worse. You see, my skin gets worse when it is too dry unlike many people whose skin gets worse whe it is oily. It seemed I had no oil left! I started taking B5 and many other vitamins, drinking much more water and using a gentle cleanser along w/ a topical gel that does not dry me out. My skin has dramatically improved. I am about 90% clear right now. I have a few bumpies here and there but I can cover those easily now w/ make up. My skin feels so much more balanced and smooth. I have a bit of oil in the t-zone area but that's fine by me. I would rather be a bit oily and clear than dry and broken out.

I can't wait to try the olive oil scrub.


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Old 02-06-2003, 01:53 PM   #7
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Update!

I just tried the olive oil/salt paste, and I'm amazed at how soft and smooth my skin is right now! It feels like I just had a facial. I'm not sure if this will "cure" my acne but I do like how my skin feels and will continue this remedy.
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Old 02-07-2003, 05:50 AM   #8
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I tried the scrub on my body and it felt wonderful! My skin was so incredibly soft afterwards... it felt like a baby's. It has never felt that smooth and sily before. Wow.
I wasn't brave enough to try on my face though. I'm so afraid to try new stuff like that b/c my skin is just soooo sensitive.
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Old 02-07-2003, 11:56 AM   #9
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I'll try it on my body next. Well, I found it not too irritating and it seemed to make my skin feel less dry and irritated. But maybe you should try it on a small part of the face, forehead or cheek?

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Old 02-07-2003, 12:26 PM   #10
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Yes, I plan on "testing" it on a small part of my face. I hear some people actually leave olive oil on their face as a moisturizer? Have you heard of this?
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Yes, I plan on "testing" it on a small part of my face. I hear some people actually leave olive oil on their face as a moisturizer? Have you heard of this?
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Old 02-07-2003, 01:02 PM   #12
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Heard and tried it. I only used the smallest amount and it was wonderful. Not oily at all!

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Old 02-07-2003, 07:05 PM   #13
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the oil would just clog your pores.

 
Old 02-08-2003, 07:11 AM   #14
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Does it depend which kind of salt you use?

I know some companies make iodized salt, and iodine isn't good for your skin. I also have kosher and sea salt, does it matter?

 
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