Appear A Little Bruntusan After Using Olive Oil For The Face?
noon My skin is dry, and I have been around for 10 days before going to bed using olive oil, I leave it overnight and I wash my face after I wake up. The positives are that my face has become smooth and moist, the negatives on the cheeks and forehead are some kind of brunt but little. Is it not suitable for olive oil products or because olive oil is left too long on the face? and should it be stopped or continued?
Hello Rinaa Saputri, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Olive oil contains oil which is quite occlusive (closes the pores and tips of sweat glands on the skin). Some sources say that pure oilive oil has a comedogenic ability (ability / tendency to cause blackheads) moderate / moderate (grade 2), this could be the reason for the emergence of complaints in your forehead. However, when the olive oil is mixed with other mineral oils, its comedogenic ability decreases by 25% and becomes a low grade 1 comedogenic material.
It is recommended to replace olive oil with other moisturizers that are less comedogenic, which have more oil than water. Read the link about choosing a moisturizer for dry skin. In addition, avoid products containing alcohol, exfoliating ingredients such as scrubs, and facial wash soaps that are dry in the skin (for example those containing salicylic acid and soaps that make foaming a lot) because it will actually make the skin dehydrated. Clean the face skin with soap that is not foaming, dry with a soft cloth and do not rub, and avoid scrubbing the face, also avoid toner made from alcohol.
Read this article about how to care for dry skin.
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