How To Use Olive Oil To Combat Oily Skin? June 24, 2016

Applying oil on an oily skin? Who does that? The one thing people with oily skin aspire for is an oil free day, so why would they aggravate the situation by applying more oil?

It is a common misconception that using oil on oily skin can make it oilier. it maybe true in some cases. But if you are using olive oil that is most definitely not the case! Olive oil can actually stop the skin from producing excess oil.

Why Is Olive Oil Good For Oily Skin?

The sebaceous glands of the skin produce excess sebum which secretes oil and makes the skin shiny, oily, dull and lifeless. Oily skin blocks the pore which leads to the growth of bacteria, causing blackheads and acne. Olive oil is known to dissolve the oil present on the skin without leaving your skin oily or dry. The seemingly magical olive oil is used in an age old therapy to cleanse and moisturize the skin.

Olive oil works as a great skin moisturizer and is suitable for all skin type, even the most sensitive ones. However, it is important to keep in mind that this oil should be used in minute or moderate amounts as excess use of oil can lead to breakouts in acne prone skin.

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Reasons to Use Olive Oil:

  • Anti-Ageing: Olive oil is rich in anti-oxidants, especially hydroxytyrosol, which slows down the ageing process.
  • Oily skin: Regular application of olive oil but in minute quantities helps keep the skin clear from the excess oil giving smooth oil free skin.
  • Sensitive Skin: Olive oil is non-irritating and very gentle on skin; therefore it makes a perfect ingredient for sensitive skin. As olive oil is rich in nutrient value, it is extremely good for delicate skin.

Oily skin can be a nightmare for many, as it not only looks dull but also leads to many skin related problems like blackheads, acne and blemishes. Many of us have tried both cheap and expensive ways to get rid of oily skin, but in vain. Many commercially available creams and powders claim to keep the face oil free. Some of them do work, but they work only for a few hours and wear off leading to a duller looking skin. Many of us wash our face excessively in the hope of getting rid of oily skin, but little do we know that washing the skin frequently leads to the skin producing more sebum and oil leading to more skin problems and frustration! Yes, you have doing it wrong all along!

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Benefits Of Olive Oil For Oily Skin

Olive oil, on the other hand, has immense and highly nutritive properties and works very well on oily skin. Olive oil contains olives as its main ingredient and is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin A. Vitamin A helps maintain the pH level of the skin which is essential to keep the skin healthy. Anti-oxidants help fight skin diseases like chronic acne, blackheads, blemishes and skin cancer.

By applying olive oil one can be free of oily skin permanently, thereby getting rid of acne, blackheads, and blemishes. Olive oil deep cleanses the skin, removing the dirt and excess oil that clogs the pores. Massaging small amounts of olive oil on the skin regularly and rinsing with lukewarm water helps control oil secretion for longer periods of time leaving the skin smooth, clean and healthy. Olive oil is also known to cure extreme skin conditions like sunburns, skin eczema, and rashes. Using this oil also adds extra glow to the skin, giving it a radiant look.

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Long before chemical based skin care products came into being, Olive oil held a place of honour as an amazing natural cleanser and moisturizer. Today many commercial soaps, oils, lotions and creams are climbing onto the Olive oil bandwagon and using it as an active ingredient in their products. All these products are useful, but it is best to use raw virgin olive oil for the best effect – internally and externally. You can also try brands like Figaro olive oil, AloeVeda or SoulFlower that are suggested by physicians normally.

So say goodbye to oily acne prone skin, and say hello to a beautiful you – all thanks to Olive oil for oily skin!

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  • StyleCraze

    Hi Anjali, yes it is safe to use both almond oil and olive oil at the same time.