Olive Oil for Your Skin

May 8, 2007 by Paris Beaverbanks  
Published in Skin

The use of olive oil as cleanser and moisturizer.

Have you considered using Olive Oil as a cleanser or moisturizer? Well, why not? This is the same olive oil that you use to dip your breads in and to cook with. Use Extra Virgin Olive oil, its the highest quality oil from the first press of olive oil. Some people recommend using cold press too so the oils are not hurt by heat.

For cleansing, put some olive oil onto a cotton pad and wipe over your face. Alternatively, pour a little bit into your palms, spread it on your palms then spread it on your face, massaging gently. As oil is the only thing that can remove oil from your face, the olive oil will act on the oil on your face, loosening blackheads and cleaning off your makeup.

After that, wash off with a normal foaming cleanser. Your face will feel very clean but not dry as the olive oil will help prevent your skin from drying out.

For moisturizer, some people recommend applying a light layer on your skin before you go to bed. It works best on dry skin or in winter. Definitely not recommended for oily skin.

If it works for you, you’ve just saved lots of money on expensive skincare!

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10 Responses to “Olive Oil for Your Skin”
  1. cmcelroy Says:

    I have dry skin, olive oil (the kind you cook with) is the best oil I’ve ever used. It absorbs quickly, wears well under make up, and oderless. I’m often asked my age, (49). I have no wrinkles, or crows feet. I recommend extra virgin olive oil for the whole body. If you can digest it in the body, you can use it on the body.

  2. Sue Says:

    I have oily T-zone and Olive oil has improved it. So why not use it on oily skin as it helps to balance the natural oils in your skin.

  3. Danielle Says:

    I just recently got a really bad sunburn on my face, it was very dry and peeling, so after I cleansed my face a applied a generous of olive oil on my entire face and massaged it in. It worked wonders!!!!!

  4. Olivia Says:

    Sue, I have experienced the same thing. My skin often had blemishes, uneven skin tone, and was oily. I have used olive oil on my face for a while now instead of usual moisturizers and facial cleansers, and now my skin has an even tone, it’s not oily but looks healthy and vibrant, and is the blemishes have cleared up. lol. I sound like an ad… But seriously. It’s really great. No reason not to at least try it if you have oily skin. Apparently it’s true that it does something to even it out or something. I’m not sure the science of it, but I know from experience that it’s helped me.

  5. Stephane, 42 male Says:

    I had red, itchy and flaky zones on my face, i thought at first it was rosacea, tried several recommended creams for rosacea but it all made things even worse, then i went on a forum for those who suffer from mild cases of seborrheic dermatitis (if you google up both these conditions with the image search you will find that it looks pretty similar).

    On that forum one lady mentioned using olive oil on her face with good improvements, i figured i had nothing to loose at this point, started applying cold pressed costco olive oil on my face after i showered every evening, well believe it or not, after just 3 days of this, no more facial redness or itch at all!!
    I\’m totally psyched by these awesome results!

    But don\’t take my word for it, if you suffer from those embarrassing facial redness and flakes, try it out, I swear to God you will be real glad you did.

  6. cindy Says:

    not only is it great for your face, but it is the best thing for a babys diaper rash, it will be gone within an hour, its also great to get rid of rough dry heels on your feet

  7. michelle Says:

    I’ve been using it for a few years now and I love it. I’ve also been trying to get rid of cellulite with little success. I read an article re: genuine olive oil and how a particular gentleman takes a shot glass every day for his health. I love the taste so I tried it for two months. The cellulite areas of my body have improved slightly and my winter skin in general has improved greatly with external and internal use.

  8. Joan Says:

    I started using olive oil to remove my mascara, and after I washed my face, there was no residue of makeup like I was used to from other eye makeup removers. Then, I put a little on a few dry spots and that worked. Now I use it around my eyes and on my cheeks, and the condition of my skin has really improved, no dry spots and the little lines around my eyes are nearly gone.

  9. Abby Says:

    I have seborrheic dermatitis and it is bad especially around my hair line and my face, most times it looks like an allegry. Can i use extra virgin olive oil on my hair line and face or in my scalp.

    thank you

  10. Kai Says:

    So glad I found this forum! I’ve have acne for several years and finally got a prescription for Atralin. I’ve been using it for a couple months now and it’s been working well for clearing up the acne, but it dries my skin out like crazy! I’m going to start using the olive oil today and see how it works out! :D


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