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Olive Oil Acne Treatment

Author : Constantine Kara

I would like to post a few treatments you can use to treat and heal acne problems.

The treatments bellow all contain variations which include Olive Oil.

Olive oil is full of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, and natural compounds that benefit our skin.

Antioxidants -
Antioxidants including vitamins A and E, polyphenols, phytosterols and avenasterol. They work to neutralize free radicals and repair cell membranes. A free radical is an unstable molecule created by exposure to things like cigarette smoke, pollution, alcohol and radiation.

Squalene -
A natural organic compound used in cosmetics as a moisturizer. It is taken from the liver of sharks, but also found in olive oil - a more environmentally friendly source. Squalene helps to regulate sebum. Sebum is produced by the sebacious glands in our skin and is secreted through our pores. It forms a coating on the skin that acts as a barrier, inhibits the growth of micro-organisms and lubricates our skin and hair.

Chlorophyll -
A photosynthetic pigment found in plants and algae. It is an anti-aging substance that promotes the healing of skin conditions and wounds.

Here are a few scrubs and cleansers using Olive Oil to treat and heal your skin from Acne.

Olive Oil and Salt:

Some have found that a mixture of olive oil & salt works very well for acne.

You can make a paste mixing 4 parts salt with 3 parts olive oil.
Apply the paste gently to your face using your fingertips.
You can leave it on for a couple of minutes before gently rinsing with warm water and perhaps a mild soap.
You can start by using it daily before bed for the first week. Then gradually decrease the application to 2-3 times per week.
Both salt and olive oil have antibacterial qualities. The salt pulls water out of your skin. The salt also works as a scouring agent, mechanically removing dead skin and dirt.

Olive Oil and Lemon Juice:

1/4 tsp. olive oil
1/8 tsp. lemon juice

In a bowl, mix the olive oil and the lemon juice.
Stir to combine and set aside.
Wash face with an oil free cleanser and dry.
With clean hands, dip your fingers in the olive oil and massage into the skin, concentrating on the acne scars.
Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
This treatment is to be done in morning.

At night before bed, follow the same directions as above, this time do not rinse off the olive oil.
Leave the mixture on the face because the skin does most of it's repairing at night.

Olive Oil and baking Soda:

2 tbsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. olive oil

Add baking soda to make a facial scrub. In a bowl mix the baking soda and olive oil to make a paste. With clean hands, apply the mixture to the face and scrub for one minute. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Do this two to three times a week to exfoliate the skin and reduce the visibility of acne scars.

Try the above remedies and you should see results within a few weeks.

Thank you for reading

Constantine Kara

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Olive Oil Skin Treatment | Skin Care With Olive Oil | Olive Oil Skin Treatment BLOG

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