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Is Olive Oil Good For The Skin?
I sometimes put Vaseline on dry parts of my skin, elbows and knees mostly. Now that winter is coming up I am thinking about this, because my skin tends to be worse then. I read something about olive oil being good for the skin-- and I thought that it really might be. Vaseline after all is a petroleum product, and olive oil is natural. Is my thinking right here? Anyone have any experience with this?
Thu. Sep 28, 12:42pm
it has been my experience that olive oil is great for the skin, hair, nails and lips. it is a base ingredient in many of my hair care products. here is a link with some further info.
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 12:56 PM
i know that by eating olive oil (and other healthy fats like those from avocado's and fish w/ omega 3s) your skin, hair and nails can look/feel better, but i'm not sure about using it directly.
i don't see why not though-if you don't mind smelling like it! i would avoid using it on your face though-i can see lots of breakouts happening!
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 1:04 PM
breakouts are not caused by applying olive oil to the skins surface. i have used olive oil on my face with no negative results. please see link for more info on formation of pimples, if interested.
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 1:15 PM
ooops! here's the link...
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 1:15 PM
here is a link to a terrific website with many skincare tips-using products found in "the wild". it advises that olive oil is great for the skin...
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 1:19 PM
I think it depends on your skin. If you already use vaseline and it's working fine for you then olive oil shouldn't be a big step. At any rate simply try it for a couple weeks and see how you like it - you can always go back.
If you suffer from drier skin in the winter several friends have recommended Lush's Sweet Japanese Girl. It has a bunch of oils that moisturize, oils that cleanse (tea tree and juniper berry), and ground almonds and aduki beans that exfoliate. (link provided below - and I think this thread has more links per response than any thread I've seen yet ;-)) It might be great for helping keeping those areas smooth, moisturized and exfoliated.
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 2:34 PM
vaseline is TERRIBLE for your skin. It's a petroleum product. And it keeps moisture from being absorbed by your skin.
Olive oil is alright. I personally prefer almond oil. It's an oil that many massage therapists use- and a much better scent than olive. Because I swim regularly, I always put a moisurizer on, and then spritz an almond oil/essential oil mix into my skin. Skin like silk. BF can't keep his hands off.
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 10:16 PM
Vaseline is a great barrier. If you are in and out of the water a lot (surfing, rafting, etc.) it is a real lifesaver on preventing moisture loss from areas likely to crack, like hands and heels.
As an everyday, getiing-out-of-the-shower moisturizer vegetable oils are probably a lot more effective.
I was reading just this morning about grapeseed oil as a moisturizer. Has anybody tried this? liked/disliked the results?
Friday, September 29, 2006, 11:28 AM
Thank you all so much, this is such a help!
Friday, September 29, 2006, 11:32 AM
To the 10:16 poster, vaseline is not terrible for your skin. Maybe for a select few but for most is fabulous. My mom has put vaseline on her face every night for as long as I can remember. I am 38 and she's 64, and I shit you not people think we are sisters, I also have done it for the last 10 years and I still look like I'm at least 25. My grandmother as well does it and she look amazing. I guess it could be good jeans but I have used it for any number of things and it has always proved to be good.
Sunday, October 01, 2006, 3:16 AM
No offense, but if you are 38 I am sure that very few people think you are 25.
Thursday, October 05, 2006, 10:04 PM
that is so bizarre ... what is the purpose of such a rude reaction! I can tell you form personal experience that people can see 25 in a 38 year old.
To you - 3:16 am poster - thank you for letting us know that vaseline has worked for you and your mom! good genes, for sure, plus good products ...
Thursday, October 05, 2006, 11:12 PM
nutrogena has a dry oil product from grapeseed and sesame oil... it is awesome and not greasy like babyoil, etc. i love it.
i have used olive oil directly and it's amazing... works for days! I'll wear it for a couple of hours before bathing and that's fine if you want to avoid the smell or damage to fabrics.
Thursday, October 05, 2006, 11:24 PM
vaseline is NOT good for skin... and if your 64 y.o. mother is mistaken for your sister, I can't help but wonder how people can think you look 25...
Friday, October 06, 2006, 12:21 AM
There's an awesome moisturizing body wash called "Rain" by Neutrogena. It smells AMAZING, and leaves your skin nice and smooth.
I've also heard about Almond oil, that might be good to spritz on after the shower.
Wow, a hot shower with Neutrogena rain, sprtiz on some almond oil, get into some great cotton PJ's and a warm bed...what a great winter skin plan! :)
Friday, October 06, 2006, 8:23 AM
i am 37 and many people react with a lot of surprise when they find out that i am over 30. i can list 5 friends over 40 who look younger than 30. i have hispanic neighbors who use vaseline on their skin and they also look fantastic-not greasy or pimplely. can't we just share our own experiences and not cut-down others? if you don't agree with a suggestion, find another solution that may work for you, but don't deny the success that others have found...
Friday, October 06, 2006, 10:14 AM
It isn't being mean-spirited to suggest that someone might not be being honest with themselves about how old they look.
If you are 38 you don't look 25. Period.
Friday, October 06, 2006, 3:02 PM
what you say is actually just your opinion, not a fact. and to keep stating it as such is coming off as if you are being mean spirited.
Friday, October 06, 2006, 3:07 PM
I think the key is to find what works for your skin.....myself, I have very dry and sensitive skin. Most facial washes and lotions make me break out.....I have found a select group of producta which I can tolerate so I go with that.......
While vaseline may not work for everyone, it does work for some, and it serves no purpose to insult those who use it.
Friday, October 06, 2006, 4:19 PM
i am in love with cliniqu and their facial lotions/moisturizers. feels great and keeps my skin happy.
Friday, October 06, 2006, 4:21 PM
I'm one person who said it was unlikely that someone who was 38 looks 25, but there were other people who said that as well.
I think someone who thinks that is true needs to hear that it probably is not true.
Just because a 16 year old clerk at the gas station cards a 38 year old doesn't mean they look 21.
Just because men realize that women want to hear that they look younger, so they tell them that, doesn't mean it is true.
You can look great for 38. But you can't look 25 at 38.
Friday, October 06, 2006, 11:40 PM
I am the 38 yr old who uses vaseline. To the person who can't seem to wrap her mind around the fact that there are plenty of people who look way young for their age thats too bad that you've never seen anyone up close and personal. I am not trying to sound full of myself but I know 25 yr olds who look well into their mid 30's, whether it be because of to much makeup, bad skin or genes or sun damage I don't know. What I do know is that some women in my family who have used vaseline for decades look amazing. Maybe its my genes, maybe its because I'm Native American or maybe its even in the way I carry myself or have treated myself over the years. I wish I could post a picture of myself and my mom but I don't have that option and even if I did you would probably think it is a 10 year old pic. You are a mean, judgmental person who doesn't seem to have anything nice to say. You can't judge someone because you've never seen it first hand. All I can think is that you must look much older then your age since you sound so bitter and catty. Maybe being angry that your fat has made you into a bitter jealous person?? To the other women who also know or are one of those young looking women, here's to you. Thanks.
Saturday, October 07, 2006, 2:18 AM
You are speaking to more than one person who said that a 38 year old can't pass for 25.
But nobody said a 38 year old can't have great skin, or look younger. I take great care of my skin and I hope that means I will look great when I am 38.
But you just don't look 25.
The fact that this is bothering you so much could mean you have an unnatural fixation on being younger. There is nothing wrong with being 38.
There is NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING or LOOKING 38.
Saturday, October 07, 2006, 4:43 PM
"You are a mean, judgmental person who doesn't seem to have anything nice to say" This is the kind of thing that makes me nauseaus.
Hello Pot, this is the kettle calling...
Saturday, October 07, 2006, 5:20 PM
All of you who are being rude or mean are just being silly. I know plenty of people in there late 30's who look no older then late 20's and still more who are in their 20 who look a lot older. I don't know if it has anything to do with what you use on your skin, I tend to think it depends on race, genes and how you eat and take care of your insides. I have no doubt that if we saw a picture of some of these 37/38 yr olds that we probably would think they were no older then mid to late 20's. Its very possible.
Saturday, October 07, 2006, 11:22 PM
Does it really matter whether someone looks their age or not.....we could argue about this forever.......the OP's question had to do with skin care.....people responded with advice and personal experiences which is helpful......the bickering and mean spirited comments do nothing to advance the discussion.
Sunday, October 08, 2006, 1:09 AM
I don't think it is mean spirited to suggest that there is nothing wrong with looking 38.
Sunday, October 08, 2006, 1:34 AM
None of these women who are in their 30's are claiming that it is bad to look their age, they are just saying that whatever products they use work for them because they don't look their age. My husband is a photographer and he's taken 1000's of photos of women who look 20 years younger then their age and some who look way older. But one thing he always says even if their face looks amazingly young you can always tell by the hands. And this is true. I am 40, have been told I look like I'm still in my late 20's maybe 32 at the most by lots of people, women included, face wise I do think I look good for my age, I will never have the body of a 20 something and you can tell from my hands that I am not 30. So really I don't think any of these women were claiming anything other then what they said. Which was they look much younger then they are.
Monday, October 09, 2006, 2:23 AM
I'm a 25 year old, and I often get mistaken for older. I don't have wrinkles, but I do have a mature look to me, and have been taken as older than my age since I was 12. I think it's safe to say that there are cases (tho very few) where people simply do not look their age. I work with a lawyer who is in her late 30s, and happens to look my age (I assumed she was around 25 when I first met her). People assume that she is a secretary sometimes upon first seeing her, in the same way that some assume I am a lawyer because of the way I carry myself and the very fact that I look older. Although we are not average cases, we are testament to the fact that, yes, SOME people really do look MUCH younger or much older than their age. Point being that, IN RARE CASES, someone in their late 30s can actually look as though they are in their midtwenties. I wouldn't bash this 38 year old woman for saying that she looks 25 because it makes the rest of you seem very jealous. Sorry you can't look like her. I wish that i looked my age, myself.
Monday, October 16, 2006, 9:03 PM
And no one said that there was anything wrong with looking 38. . . The 38 year old woman simply said that she looks 25. And if she does, that is just a fact, not a commentary on looking 38.
Monday, October 16, 2006, 9:09 PM
I'm only 25, but have been ID'd at clubs, and started a new job today, and someone thought I was 21...
However, the woman who said she looks 25 said her 64 year old mother is mistaken for her sister. How many people think a 40 year old has a 25 yo sis? (Can happen, but rare...) My personal opinion, is if her mom is 64, and mistaken for her sister, she can't really look like a real 25. Maybe a 25 that doesn't look after her skin, but I'm sorry, I don't know of a 64 woman that can look like the sis of a 25 yo without surgery.
Monday, October 16, 2006, 10:22 PM
back to the original question...
My Mom and her sister are 15 years apart, so they would have been 40 and 25. Grandma started young, so it wasn't outlandishly weird. I was once taken for their younger sister, but the person did a doubletake and decided that WAS too much of a spread.
But what I really was interested in was whether vegetable oils (olive, grapeseed) are more effective than petrolatum-based moisturizers. So I have been conducting a left arm/right arm experiment with the Grapeseed Oil and Lubriderm lotion. So far I like the Lubriderm results better.
Monday, October 16, 2006, 10:39 PM
It's funny because I started using olive oil under my eyes a few weeks ago. the first time I did it, I got a good night's rest, and work up to barely a line under my eyes (I'm sure the rest had a lot to do with it, though). It was great. I have continued using it, but have some further observations. I was unlucky enough to have woken up 2 or 3 times with terrible burning eyes due to my eye tears mixing with some of the olive oil, and let me say, it was one of the most painful experiences ever. It's also better to put on at night since it's a very heavy (by skin care standards) and shiny oil that sits on the skin very obviously. Another thing is that it's obviously not going to tighten your skin at all, if that's what you're looking for. I happen to want a product to help firm up my skin, so olive oil is not the holy grail of that. It supposedly has antioxident properities which fight the free-radicals that damage the skin cells; so, I suppose after a long time you might get lucky and find that it actually repairs your skin. I doubt that, thought. But it seems to work as a really great moisturizer at the very least.
Monday, October 16, 2006, 11:11 PM
Olive Oil, esp Extra Virgin, has Vitamin E and phenols which account for the antioxidant properties.
Thursday, November 09, 2006, 11:39 PM
Its all in the genes!!
I just happened to read all the comments and just to let everyone know.......I am 27 y/o and I have an older sister who is 15 y/older than me. Everyone always tells her she looks like she's in her 20's......its not the olive oil or the vaseline (it might help a little), its all about genetics.....my grandmother is 105y/o (yes, I did type 105), still kicking it strong and looks about 90y/o......my mother is in her late 60's and looks like she's 50!!!!
Monday, November 27, 2006, 5:44 PM
wow! imagine being told that you look like you're "only around 90" !! that's great! good for her!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 11:00 AM
Which type of olive oil are you using?
I have read alot of you are using olive oil as a treatment of dry skin. And I want to give it a shot too. Among all the different types of olive oil out in the market, which one is the best? Also do you purchase just regular cooking olive oil or medical purpose ones? Thanks.
Friday, January 05, 2007, 1:56 PM
I googled the use of olive oil on ones' skin and found this. Most of the postings veer off to a silly discussion on whether it's possible for someone to look 25 at age 38. Stick to the subject ladies! I'm so embarrased...and now I'm outta here!
Sunday, February 25, 2007, 1:23 AM
Vaseline is a petroleum by-product from oil rigs and is used the for its cosmetic and healing benefits. Vaseline is soothing and helps to soften the skin. It hydrates and repairs damaged skin, provides relief from dry skin, softens lips, heals mild burns, scratches, and abrasions, removes makeup, and offers protection against wind burn and sunburns.
Olive oil is beneficial for the skin and hair. Overly dry skin or sun damaged skin can be soothed with the application of olive oil. Some people apply olive oil to the skin to prevent wrinkles.Olive oil promotes shiny and full-bodied hair and a healthy scalp.Some scientific studies have indicated that olive oil may reduce some of the effects of aging. It helps with digestion and the absorption of nutrients, which tends to slow as people age. It helps to maintain healthy bones and prevents calcium loss. The natural antioxidants in olive oil may even help to maintain mental faculties for a longer period.In spite of the health benefits of olive oil, it should not be overused, because like all other edible oils, it is a high source of calories. One tablespoon of olive oil contains about 120 calories, but because it is so flavorful, a little can go a long way when used as a cooking oil, a salad dressing, or condiment.(I know that you asked only about olive oil to the skin but I thought its also good to know the other benifits of olive oil)
Both are very good for the skin.Since there are some complaints about the olive oil getting into the eyes, Try not to put so much. rub a couple drops in your hand massage your skin with the oil and to seal the benfitis use a bit of vaseline.
If your interested in facial products with olive oil then go to www.DHCcare.com.I got some smaples of thier products but have not tried it yet.
Here are some tips you can do with olive oil that I do:
Before washing your hair, comb through hair, then add olive oil in your hair. Make sure to get everywhere and to massage your scalp with it as well.Blow dry your hair for about 20 to 30 mins.The heat will help open the cuticles of the hair and seal your hair shaft( hair will have less breaks). Wash the olive oil out of your hair well.( i have oily hair so i wash twice) and i put a light condition only on my tips. Try to do this twice a month and see how much stronger and shiny your hair gets.
You can also use olive oil in the bath. Just add a couple drops of olive oil and some banking soda in your bath and relax.Your skin will be super soft.
I also use olive oil when I do my at home mini facial. I have a long process but you don't have to do the whole process. Just do the mask part if your not the type to spend that much time on your skin. I wash my face with my cleanser.I then steam my face for about 20 to 30 mins. I have a mini steam machine, but you can also get that done by pouring boiled water into a bowl , put face over bowl with a towel over head and steam. Half way through the steaming I will exfoiliate (make sure its not something rough) something with mirco bead... and scrub my face in circular motions while i continue to steam.( when you steam, your pores open). After that rinse your face with warm water.pat your skin dry and add antibacterial lotion(if you don' t break out easily then skip this part) Then put a clay mask on your face(if you use a clay powder to make a mask use cold water to mix.. i use my toner instead of water myself), make sure to put on neck as well ( a mask that will pull impurties and firm skin).After it drys, spray your face with either toner,rose water or just plain water anything to make the mask soft again.Then put a couple of drops of extra virgin olive oil in your hands and massage the olive oil to your face.Massage for about 5 mins.Then take 100% cotton ball and remove everything once again in a circular motion.Make sure you take everything off, use a little bit of your cleaner. Then pat dry and con. your skin regime as you normally would.
*if you have dry skin, try to add a serum on your face before applying the mask. then wet mask as I said before and remove with cotton.Then you can add the olive oil and leave for about 20 mins and then rinse off.
I hope this was helpful and works for you. It was to bad I had to read through a whole bunch of junk of ladies going back and forth at each other about weather a women that is 38 can look 25 or is only fooling herself or not. It really doesn't matter. If you take care of your skin... cleanse, nourish,Moisturize, protect(spf) ect.. on a daily basis, it will help keep your skin healthy. Yeah maybe that lady that is 38 does not look 25 but Im sure she look much younger then her age because throughout the years she has been taking care of her skin.So the whole point of this was to find out which is better olive oil or vaseline.I think they are both great and a little bit of both is even better.Just dont' over do it. ( ;
Sunday, March 18, 2007, 5:41 PM
this last post was so helpful! thanx.
Monday, March 19, 2007, 9:23 AM
to the 5:41 poster the olive oil in the hair is blowdrying necessary to work? I dont use heat on My hair I have natural curl.. and btw Im latina mixed 37 and most guess Me for early twenties I have to agree your genes reall y have alot to do with how old you look. I have jap. among other nationalities the oriental keeps Me looking younger. the indian has My hair staying darker. I dont really have a skin regimen. besides washing with water. should I have one?
why is there so much backbiting here . we are all here to support each other. I like a heated discussion but dont make it turn argumentative to make your point.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 3:17 PM
olive oil in hair
To 3:17.. I don't think you have to use heat in order to get the benifits. The heat helps it penetrate the hair better and faster but it still works without it. I got this from two diff. sources (both older ladies.. over 50).They claim the secret to thier hair staying so healthy and shiny is olive oil. So I tried it and I liked it. So I guess you just have to leave the olive oil a little bit longer then you would if you would use heat.But maybe you can get a deep conditioner made for curly hair. I don't know how it would be for curly hair if you used the olive oil ( let me know). I have wavy hair and I suggested to my sister ( who has curly hair) to try this treatment but she never did, so I don't know if this would be bad for your curls. I use to use a deep conditioner that I got at sephora that was great. I didn't have to apply serum or anything to my hair.It was an anti frizz type of deep conditioner. I guess take a look at sephora and see the diff hair treatment they have for the hair.
About the skin regime. I guess since you have good skin that you don't need a complicated one or anything.If you would like to start ,a basic cleaner, toner and lotion (with spf) would be fine.I dont 'know if you want to start thinking about the delicate skin around your eyes and keeping yrou skin firm and all that. My very good friend doesn't put anything on her skin either and she has perfect skin but I think its very important thought to protect your skin from harsh weather and the sun.
You are right genes to have to do with aging. Both play a role,taking care of your skin and also your genes.
Thursday, March 22, 2007, 9:57 PM
to 9:57 I was 3:17. I have always just let My hair dry naturally I have tried like vo5 hot oil treatments. I do have the occassional blemish. usually at that time of the month but I never had acne as a kid. but My mom never has either so I guess its in the genes.. allthough My sis and bro did. thats strange I know, but I take more after My mom than My sister does.
I will try the olive oil and see what it does for My curls. they are resiliant they bounce back from anything. I hated them when I was younger and tried to iron them. lol big mistake came back curlier lol live and learn
will try a gentle cleanser and toner . thanx for the advice
Friday, March 23, 2007, 4:08 AM
4:08 - I am a person who is extremely sensitive to petroleum and chemical products. I make my own soaps, lotions, etc. Olive oil is much better for the skin than petroleum jelly. Think about it in terms of nutrition and health, as your skin is an organ and will absorb into your body whatever your put on it. Do you want to nourish your body with mineral/chemical products, or something with real nutritional origin? Which would you rather eat?
If you're looking for a good cleanser - try 2 Tbsp ground oatmeal (exfoliant) mixed with 1 tsp honey (humectant) + 1-2 TBSP liquid (whole milk for dry skin, skim milk for normal skin, water for sensitive skin, etc.). Use as a gentle cleansing scrub.
Friday, March 23, 2007, 10:29 PM
to 10.29 I will try that thanks.. any ideas for homemade toners or masks?
Saturday, March 24, 2007, 1:19 PM
looking 25ish at 40...
hi im 26, i have a friend who is in her early 40's and she really looks like she is 25 or 26, she says her secret is to never use soap, also i think good genes and a good moisturiser, but, it is definately possible to be 40 but look 25ish
Saturday, April 07, 2007, 2:59 PM
I think there are people out there that look very good for their age, and I see no reason to believe that anyone is lying. I also believe that vaseline is very good for the skih, and I sometimes have to use it when my skin feels excessively dry. It won't clog pores, because the skin does not absorb it. That is why it leaves a greasy look. It does however provide a protective barrier to the skin against the elements, and it also provides a good foundation for makeup. I have skin that is prone to breakouts, but vaseline has never been a culprit.
Monday, May 07, 2007, 5:26 PM
I will say however, that everyone's skin and chemistry is so different, that there is no one right way to do things. What works for some will not work for others. That is so with everything, even medications. It's all trial and error. If you find something that works for you then stick with it and pass it on to others who might benefit. Our skin changes as we age of coarse, and we might also find that what once worked great suddenly has turned against us!
Monday, May 07, 2007, 5:39 PM
The people who stated that 40 year olds can't look 25 probably have not met many people of color.....
Those of us who have more melanin in our skin tend to age much more gracefully, as our skin doesn't wrinkle as quickly.... Also, those of us who have protected our skin have also been blessed with less wrinkles as well.
I'm 40, and get carded all of the time. However, most people peg me at about 28-30 years old....
I attribute it to the fact that
1) I work with high school kids and have to learn their language, their culture, their style, their foods, music, clothing, etc.... and that helps keep me youthful in terms of being up-to-date and modern in "culture".
2) I'm of Asian descent and my mom who is close to 70 is often mistaken as being in her 50s and YES, she's been mistaken for my sister before. She doesn't really wear make-up (she only uses lipstick and very occasionally uses make-up when going out for the evening to a special function with my dad.) It proably also helps that my younger brother is 9 years younger, so my parents have had to "keep up" with him over the years....
3) I have tried to use sunscreens and moisturizers when possible and to avoid too much sun exposure. I also try to eat as healthy as possible. At my 20 year high school reunion, I was SHOCKED at the number of my classmates who had aged ungracefully--due to things such as too much alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, sun, etc.... I could have sworn that I had stepped into a room of people at least 10 years older than me in some cases! Healthy living has contributed to my being blessed with looking younger as well....
4) In terms of moisturizers, I have oily skin. Vaseline won't work-- it would be far too greasy for me! I have been afraid to try olive or almond oil because I also have sensitive skin, so I'm afraid it will be too much. Instead, I use the Olay Regenerist line (which, after reading and seeing several different articles, I am happy to hear it's actually the best bang for the buck.) I've also found that if I use a cleanser that strips off too much oils, my skin tends to be way greasier (because it thinks it needs to over-compensate for the lack of oils present.) When I use a cream-based cleanser, the over-active oil glands tend to get better... :-)
I do, however use moisturizers such as "Burt's Bees" hand creams and lotions, (which seem to have more natural products in them) and they seem to be okay on my hands and body. :-)
Tuesday, May 08, 2007, 5:00 PM
can i mix olive oil with saffron and boil it and apply to face.can i do it weekly once.how to use this to face. i have oil skin
Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 2:34 AM
i have normal skin and iam useing mouisterizing soap so now my face become oiled.dily i useing subra herble bath power mixed with little bit of ghee and termaric powder.now i got small pimples what can i do for glowing clear skin please tell me
Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 2:49 AM
for oil skin
i useing dove milk creem both soap now my skin oiled.every time my face is oiled which soap i should use
Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 3:18 AM
Petrolatum aka Vaseline is completley natural. It comes from crude oil which comes from the earth. There aren't chemicals added. It's just a heavy lubricant and is a great barrier against the elements. Just because it is used for other things doesn't make it bad. Think of soy. Some of us eat it, drink soy protein shakes and use beauty products with it. Soy has been used to make plastic and tons of other things.
Also, not everything you put on your skin can be absorbed. Many products sit on your skin because their molecules are too large to penetrate your skin.
It doesn't matter what brand of Oilve Oil you put in your hair. The only time to worry about brand is when taste is a concern. Coconut Oil and Safflower have worked better for me at providing sheen and Safflower Oil has no scent like the others.
If you want to keep your skin young, sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Nothing else matters if you do not use sunscreen.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 4:53 AM
I have talked to women who have said that their mothers use olive oil around their eyes and have had absolutely no wrinkles. I also have heard the same about grape-seed oil and vitamin E oil. I have even asked some beauticians about this because it made me fascinated.
The only thing I derive from this is that it doesn't matter what you use, weather it's an oil full of vitamin E or vitamin E oil itself, or vaseline, or a store-bought moisturizer, if you keep your skin lubricated and protected from the elements, it will look great. But you have to do it on a consistent basis.
I always get complimented on my skin, I CONSTANTLY get asked what I do, what I use, and how I take care of it. Well, here is what I do. I use Neutrogena Anti-wrinkle ant-blemish face-wash twice a day. I moisturize with Oil of Olay regenerist lotion twice a day. I use Neutrogena Retinol treatment once a week.
And I wear mineral make-up with SPF 16 every day. I also eat A LOT of fruit and vegetables.
There you go. I think it takes a lot of factors, not just one oil or lotion. Good Luck!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 9:15 AM
I have used olive oil on my scalp and hair - if made it fall out in globs. It was aweful.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 9:19 AM
i have been using olive oil since two weeks daily twice,and now i got many pimpels on my face.iam using mama maria brand of olive oil.which brand is best.how to apply it to face.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 11:02 AM
i read ur comment but how benfit all skins, i am 18 i have normal skin, i using moisturezing soap&olive oil now my skin oiled&pimples also in my face.what can i do.moisturezers is not good for all skin tones.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 11:17 AM
moisturizer IS good for all skin types, but you may be putting on too much. It's summer now for most of us, and you need a lighter moisturizer in summer. Olive oil twice a day in the summer is likely to be too much. As well, if you are applying make up too soon after the oil, you will likely break out as the make up will blend with the oil that's sinking into your pores- and make up in pores causes break outs.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 12:01 PM
I used to keep a bottle of olive oil in the shower with me and I would pat it on after my shower while my skin was still wet. Then I would towel off and have moisturized, soft skin but it wasn't greasy. The antioxidants are great for fighting sun damage too. I quit doing this a while ago, I don't know why, because it works well.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 2:21 PM
If you are getting pimples from using the Olive Oil, stop using it. It is a good moisturizer but it is not for everyone and may be too heavy for your face.
There are moisturizers that are light in thesture with more antioxidants AND contain Spf 15 or greater.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 9:02 PM
for normal hair
my hair is short and thin.i do headbath weekly twice.i will apply oil one hour before headbath and 15 minutes before bath i put banana pulp on hair.iam doing it from 2 weeks.now hair is soft.is it advantagious or not pls tell me.iam using sunsilk black shampoo.tell tips for fast growing hair.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 10:32 AM
my lips is dark and cracks.i use lipbalm daily morning and night ghee.now my lips outer skin is breakin off.i use lipstick before going out and it goes in to cracks and pains and not looking nice. now i stooped usin lipbalm and ghee and cracking is reduced but my lips are dark.what i should do for pink lips.my lip edges look much darker.what can i do
Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 10:46 AM
iam 18.i have black circles under eyes followed by my family members.iam using nomarks .now they reduced lightly.i apply papaya pulp to face but no use.what can i use.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 11:01 AM
my mother is 40.her neck is very black.but all skin is good colour .what can she do.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 11:07 AM
Actually, it IS quite possibly people think she's 25! I'm 37 and I am always carded; I've been asked by authorities, "Shouldn't you be in school?"; I even had a new neighbor point at my husband, who is my age, and ask, "Is that your dad?". So yes, I too look younger than my age. You obviously do not, and I'm sorry for that. But I suggest you don't attack those who do just because you're jealous or ignorant.
Sunday, October 07, 2007, 9:28 PM
Those mean comments sound like they are coming from self-absorbed twenty- somethings who are most likely quite threatened by someone in their thirties who could look younger than they do. I had a neighbor who claimed that she was thirty nine, but considering I would never have believed her to be over twenty four or twenty five I asked to see her driver's license. And folks, let me tell you, I've been in law enforcement for 16 years now and I consider myself pretty good at judging age. There are many women, and men, out there who appear much, much younger than they really are. I wish I could say I was one of them.
Sunday, October 07, 2007, 9:39 PM
How old is Christy Brinkley again? Mid fifties, right?
Do me a favor, girls. If you ever meet her, don't tell her, "I'm sorry, Christy, but you don't look a day younger than fifty!"
Sunday, October 07, 2007, 9:54 PM
My mom is 75 and looks 50. Her sister is 65 and looks about 50 also. I am 50 and am constantly being mistaken for anywhere between 33 and 37. My sister is 40 and looks 25. A few people have thought she was even younger than that. I have to tell you, it's in the genes. All the women in my family have smooth skin -- no wrinkles, no sags, no bags. And no gray hair. Not even my 75 year old mom. Of course her hair has begun to thin on top, but it hasn't turned gray or white. That, plus the fact that we all have really smooth looking hands. Often the hands give you away, even if your face looks much younger. Our hands look just as young. But this isn't necessarily a good thing or a bad thing. It just is. I guess I'd rather feel a lot better and be more physically able to dance, skate, swim, run, bike ride, etc. like when I was really younger than to just look younger but feel older....
Monday, October 08, 2007, 1:14 AM
I've met alot of women who say they look great for their age, and that people always think they look younger- however, I meet them and either can guess their age, or think they look older. Just like some women don't realise how heavy they've gotten, many women don't how old their skin is starting to look. I don't care about hair color- skin will say it all, as will hands.
Monday, October 08, 2007, 1:54 AM
I eat olive oil and am convinced it has something to do with my youthful appearance.
Monday, October 08, 2007, 10:32 AM
I'm the 1:14 am poster. I personally think I look my age, when I look in the mirror. Especially since I've lost weight. I think it made me look older. That's my personal perception. It's other people who keep telling me they think I'm so much younger.
Case in point: a 34 year old co-worker saw the pics on my desk of me with my 32 year old son and grandchildren ages 5, 9 and 11. She thought it was me with husband and children. I told her no, son and grandchildren. She thought I was joking and got 5 more people from the break room to come look at the picture and told them what I said. They all laughed and told her I was pulling her leg because they could tell just by looking at me I wasn't old enough to have a son that looked that old, and definitely not old enough to have any grandchildren. That was them. All them. When my supervisor who knows my family told them I was telling the truth, then pointed to the photo of my hubby and said that's her husband, they all laughed and said my supervisor had a great sense of humor to be able to play along with the joke by passing my father off as my husband. (I definitely won't tell my 54 year old hubby that a bunch of 30-somethings at work think he's my father!)
Monday, October 08, 2007, 12:43 PM
I'm 26 and think I look older then my age most of the time. It is a bummer, but I started using olive oil this past weekend and wow.
My skin is less shiny, pore look smaller, in fact, I only see the pores right beside my nose rather then across half my face. Also my skin is less shiny, weird. I actually went out today without makeup, totally weird for me. If this stuff continues to be a miracle product I'll be so happy... I use it as a cleanser, pat a moderate amount onto the skin and let sit before wiping off with a washcloth and that's it. My skin's clean, my breakout prone skin is cllear, and while I don't have real wrinkles, I've got the beginnings of them and this olive oil really makes them go away, except the line between my eyes. Dances in a circle.
Monday, October 22, 2007, 1:59 AM
first time olive oil user
Wow, I am very intrigued by all of this. I am 22 years old and look older than I am because of lots of stress that casued me to cry a lot, especially around my eyes. I am in good health (that I know of) and eat pretty decent and I do not cry as much anymore. But anyway I want my eyes to look firmer and youthful again. I have been doing research on olive oil and been putting the Extra Virgin Olive Oil on my face and eyes. I can not really tell the differences yet. Also I have order the Olive Oil Kit from HSN. I am hoping this will work and even eating more olives themselves. I have tried a lot of stuff but I will see.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 4:27 PM
If your interested
Here is the order number 280-469. Also the site offers some of the buyers reponses to the product. Some not so good.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 4:33 PM
Looking great skin, older person
I like what the person back on October 6th said about there being NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING OLDER and LOOKING OLDER. Hell, when I was a kid I wanted to be an adult. Now that I'm an adult I want to look younger. Ironic, how that turned out aint it?
I have to wonder about the lady who's in her late 30s though. She says her mother and her grandmother and she all look as if they are so young. I'm wondering what kinds of people (people: plural, as in more than just one person) she hangs out with who make it a point to tell her she looks mid 20s rather than her real age. As if she's in some kind of freaking commercial or utopia.
I like my age, and my skin; down with what you think about my skin. Personally I would never date or marry or affiliate with a family of neurotic and unhappy females such as that person.
In the meantime, I will try the Extra Virgin Olive Oil on my skin, I have different phases of acne mainly around my neck, arms, and face. Although I'm not very image conscious, there is something to be said about taking pride and some loving in one's own body.
Friday, November 02, 2007, 4:14 AM
re use of olive oil
i tried using olive oil not only to my fce but to my whole body. for my face, i got red rashes and it became a little oily. for my body, before i used it, my whole body is itchy esp if its cold weather. im in uae and we got bad skin because of water and climate. i thought of olive oil will be a big help to me. water and climate in uae gave me wrinkles and bad skin. are rashes and itchiness still part of initial reaction of olive oil?thanks
Thursday, November 08, 2007, 4:37 PM
I really does depend on life stye, what you eat etc, plus people of colour dont age the same has people who are not. It a well known fact.
Friday, November 16, 2007, 4:14 PM
Im one of those person thats often told I look at least 15 yrs younger Im 45 my daughter 21 we are often told we look like sister.
Friday, November 16, 2007, 4:19 PM
olive oli, vit c and e
i've been doing a research myself about olive oil because i read something on the net which says olive oil is good for stretch marks..massage olive oil or vitamin e oil (serum/gel caps) on your skin after shower...if you need something for your face, i think vitamin c and e serum will help...it tightens your pores, gets rid of blemishes and even scars...and gives you that nice glow...it's good for oily skin too..vit c helps you get rid of excessive oil...now, if you're prone to hair fall, try putting on virgin coconut oil unto your hair 30 mins before shower...it worked for me :)
Friday, November 30, 2007, 1:13 AM
Before I lost weight people were always assuming I was the same age as all my co-workers who are between 34 and 38. Actually I'm 52. And I was very fat. More than 150 lbs over. Now that I lost a whole lot of weight I look much older than I really am. People assume now that I'm in my 60s. I'm so depressed. In one year I went from looking mid to late 30s, to looking 60s. It's all that extra skin that's wrinkled and hanging now that there's no fat to plump it up. I had a double chin. Now I have a turkey wattle. I had fat upper arms. Now I have droopy swinging skin under my arms. I had a round belly. Now I have a floppy "apron" of skin hanging down to my thighs and wiggling around when I walk.
Friday, November 30, 2007, 7:00 AM
To the poster claiming the 38-to-25 age misidentification is impossible...
While such a phenomenon certainly couldn't be considered the "norm," looking considerably younger than your age would typically suggest isn't inconceivable. For myself, this has been the case my entire life; being dated ten years younger than my actual age has been the median, and certainly not the furthest from the truth.
Opinion on such a matter without relevant sources or wide-reaching personal experience should be tempered with a degree of reserve in regards to certainty--even more so when commenting on an area as variable as appearance and genetic/environmental mutability.
Saturday, December 01, 2007, 2:41 PM
Vaseline and Olive Oil both are Excellent
Vaseline is excellent for some people's skin.
For me it worked wonders. I had a few lines forming on my face. I used vaseline at night for a month, the lines disappeared.
The person who stated that she is 38 and looks 25, and people think that her Mom and her are sisters, this just means that instead of 64 her mom looks like she is 30. Which is excellent!!!!
I am sorry that vaseline does not work for the person who is making so many attacking comments. Try wearing socks or something that will help absorbed the vaseline into your skin at night.
Since I have not used it for a while and I am much older now, which means that my natural moisture has decreased, I am now using the combination of Olive oil, then Vaseline on top of it at night, with a dry hot towel on top to help absorb everything into my skin.
I plan to do this for a month, and will let everyone know how it works out.
JoAnn Pinkney Wilcox
"Getting Paid To Keep You In Debt!"
Sunday, December 02, 2007, 10:27 AM
grape seed vs. olive oil
Grape seed oil is super! I think it has less of a smell than olive oil, so I prefer it. Also, it works well, and I think it's cheaper than lotions.
At night, I pour a little bit into my hand, then rub my hands together, then rub into the skin on my legs. I rub it in quite well - there is no shininess left on my legs when I'm done, and they don't feel greasy to my hands, although if I touch them with paper, the paper comes away with a small grease mark.
I do the same for my arms and hands. I find I need about three small handfuls of oil to do arms and legs.
PJs go on top, and I shower in the morning, although a couple of times I haven't taken a shower, and it's been fine. I put oil on once or twice a week in winter, and my skin is happy. Before I switched, I would put lotion on every night, and my skin was still dry and flaky by the next night.
And to add a little 'expert' knowledge to my comments: I've only had a couple of massages in my life, but I'm fascinated by them, so I ask lots of questions. My masseuses have all used grape seed, olive, or other vegetable oil, and they've all said that I should leave it on as long as I can before showering because it's good for my skin.
Sunday, December 02, 2007, 11:53 AM
I've spent some time reading these comments. Most of you know oils are good. My statement will be brief. If you can Eat it, you CAN Wear it!!! Exfoliate with a loofah before applying anything. Oils are not just good for cooking or salads, they're great for massage & moisturizing. Mayo is the very best hand softener, & baking soda in the bath helps lift dead skin cells as well as whitens your teeth, vinegar is a wonderful toner and cleans the entire house!!! Eggs, scrambled well (not cooked) & applied to face a neck tightens pores. If you are using supplements with out "energy enhancers" , try taking them before bed - gives your body about six undisturbed hours to assimilate them getting the most they have to offer.
As for aging, the factors that lead to how you "look" are sun, stress and genes. Think more about treating yourself good & aging gracefully. It doesn't matter how young you look if your eyes lost their sparkle.
I'm 50, if I could post a picture I would - everyone I know, & everyone I meet can't believe I'm "that old".
P.S. You don't have to blow dry your hair to open the shaft, you could use a warm towel to wrap your hair. Heat does help the penetration of oil, and as stated in the previous post - the shine is incredible!!!
Be good to yourselves & each other.
Monday, December 10, 2007, 4:55 AM
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
For Dry skin you should try extra virgin coconut oil. I have terrible skin problems and for all of the treatments I have tried Coconut oil has been the best, it smells great, and seems to really actually treat the dry skin rather then just temporarily soothe it. Most "natural food" stores carry it. I know Whole foods always has it.
Monday, December 10, 2007, 8:17 PM
I totally agree. I have been using it for awhile now and my eczema and acne have cleared up my face looks great. Only down part is that if I put it on after my shower I always end up with some in my hair which makes me look dirty...
It is much more stable than liquid fats and lotions. it also helps to speed metabolism when ingested...
Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 2:49 PM
PP I actually have psoriasis, and this is the best it has looked ever, Ive lost 32 lbs and started the Coconut oil, and its amazing, Im going to start using it on my face this week!!! I use it all over my body, just never my face.
YAY for Coconut oil!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 3:52 PM
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 11:23 PM
Research Avocado Oil and you will be pleasantly amazed. It actually produces Collagen. I make my own cream of Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Purified water and boric acid. I am ultra sensitive with fragrance. You can buy cosmetic grade at the health food store. I am 41 and yes I am told I look 23. So There!
Monday, December 24, 2007, 12:24 AM
Hmm, your 41 and people mistake you for 23? What world do you live in? Maybe 33 but 23? Come on, I would buy 33 but a 23 year old has amazing skin tone and a certain thickness to it that you just can't find on a 40 year old.
Monday, December 24, 2007, 2:21 AM
I'm 48 and I've used a dab of Vaseline on my face right after shower off and on for over 20 years. I started doin' it cuz I seen a couple lines around my eyes. I'd asked a woman in her seventies how she kept her skin so smooth and lovely. Vaseline! Well,looking at my mom and younger sister, I don't have good genes.And the last couple years, I take a Vit. E, A and Flaxoil seed . My skin looks better now than in my twenties! Now, if I could only get my butt hoisted where it uses to be! ha!
Sunday, January 20, 2008, 4:28 PM
I guess olive oil can be a little too oily for oily skin-type and the skin may break out after application. For oily skin a light medicated moisturizer will work best. I use Pharmagel's Glyco 8. It works great for me.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 1:26 AM
Your answer to Help!
Yeah i think...no! I know, Olive Oil is good for you skin my grandma uses it and she hasnt got one wrinkle! and amazingly at the age of 76!!! I know! (black people do age, quite slowly.)
And stop using vasoline. it blocks the pours of the skin and stops important vitamins and entering your skin. As well as that, when you persperate, the old fluids and oxins can not leave your body so easily. I have had experenice with olive oil and i am still using it now. it makes my skin look fresh all day!
I hope this has heloed in some way or another. :)
By the way, i'm only 15 years old. :D
Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 12:42 PM
to the rude person.
your comment to that woman was just mean. i'm 44 and i'm told by everyone that i look 18. my husband is 13 years younger than me and people think that he is much older than me. i get proofed for cigarettes because they don't think i'm old enough to buy them. call it good genes but i also have been using vaseline on my face for over 30 years and not one complaint. maybe you should try it!!!!! stop using your rudeness to maks yourself feel better. a little kindness goes a long way.
Saturday, February 16, 2008, 7:38 PM
I'm a little baffled. Everyone is saying they use olive oil and/or vaseline. Are you using it instead of moisturizer? with moisturizer?
Saturday, February 16, 2008, 10:56 PM
Search it up!
Everyone has different skin, trying different products is the best way to find what is best for you. Some people have very sensitive skin and natural unscented is the way to go but then again just because its all natural does not mean that its good for you, so research. Olive oil is aborbed into your skin but it takes a little time, I find applying it in the shower works well the same if you are using cocoa butter which is really good for pre emptive stretch mark treatment and in the hot/warm water melts some, in the pure form its kinda hard.
Sometimes even the most natural product can cause rashes, acne, and what have you. Some people need to be very careful and others have beautiful glowing skin, lucky ones. There are a lot of natural products though that are better for you though, like for example, a natural by product of soap is glycerine, and on ingredients lists they are listed in order of amount, most large soap companies take it out during processing and then put a small amout or highly processed amount back in. Glycerine is very good for your skin but they make more profit by selling most of it off then putting it in your soap. Home made soap places usually dont remove it. Essential oil is better less harsh for you, and coming from someone whos boyfriend has asthma this is rather nice, still can be bad but much nicer in general.
For example dry skin, most oils, olive, coconut, jojoba, almond, butters, cocoa, shea and not too much hot water exposure especially in winter.
For oily clay, and possibly coal/tar soaps, light exfoliation, SUN LIGHT!!!
Lavender is good for balancing ph balance, so for rochecia (cant spell) oil of calundula for exzema but still may not work for everyone, and if you want firm skin, vitemin e/carrot oil, and yes it stings if you get it in your eye most of this stuff will...not going to try to prove it though :)
My skin is changing so what used to work has changed, I would use no moisturizer in the summer, and lots in the winter, with an olive oil base, but now I have some mild acne and I am using a lavender exfoliator, anyways these are two places that go by the all natural that I have used and very much like. I used to work for the first one. I hope this helps someone just do your research girls! PS I cant wait until I have smile lines and white hair...I am 21...lol
lush.com (not as all natural but has the angels on bare skin that I use now)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 9:12 PM
Olive oil for skin
I have been taking olive oil (one tablespoon) a day now for a week and my skin has a nice pink glow that it hasn't had before!
p.s. Yes you can look many years younger by taking care of yourself and your skin. I am 42 and still get carded.
Saturday, March 08, 2008, 7:14 AM
Re: No offense, but if you are 38 I am sure that very few people think you are 25
I'm sorry but your comment is very offensive........and i dont think she came here looking for someone to be rude and mean spirited. I also know of people that look much younger than they are, I for one am 44 yrs old and people always tell me i look like i'm in my twenties, and are usually very shocked and amazed when they see my 24yr old daughter. Also my grandmother is 85 and looks in her 60. Sorry to say that in this subject of olive oil, this come from genes :)
Friday, April 25, 2008, 3:50 PM
looking 20 years younger and feeling great
Someone should start a group for those of us that look twenty years younger than we are and post some pictures.....maybe then people wont find it difficult to believe
Friday, April 25, 2008, 4:54 PM
Your awfully wrong and not a very good intellect on your behalf. I'm 40 years old and people think Im still 28 when I tell them my age they are astonished. Not only do I take pride in taking care of my body and face. I believe in natural products like vaseline, olive oil. I have done tremendous amount of research and studies on this products. I believe you better hit the books and try getting some good remedies to prevent aging. otherwise when you get to be my age you may just look twice as old as you really are. Oh and a note the women out thier since I was 18 years old I was taught to stay young you start young. Remedies are wonderful especially the natural ones.
Saturday, May 03, 2008, 11:52 AM
looking younger than one's age
Why do some of these I assume jealous women find it hard to believe that there are plenty of women in their late 30's that can pass for 25, especially if you are of African American decent, I being a 47 year old African american women can pass for 35. I've seen some 40 something white women and they tend to age 5xs faster looking like they are hitting 50. There are plenty of women who can pass for much younger than they areand some are white also. It depends on race, genes and how well you take care of your body. U sually people of color tend to look much much younger than their caucasion counterparts. and when I say women of color I mean not just African American, but also Indian, Arab/Middle eastern, Asian, south american, Mexican, just a host of us fine young looking "older beauties" that can easily pass for much much younger than we actually are.
Monday, May 19, 2008, 11:16 AM
looking younger than one's age
Oh, I forgot to mention that on being 47 years old, I also have 4 kids, 28, twins 22 and 15 year old, and I still look like I am 35. so for all you "haters" that don't believe, if you were born with the right skin color, genes and body what more can you ask for. Loving life, to the fullest, oh and by the way I get "hit on" by lots of younger men.
Monday, May 19, 2008, 12:35 PM
Was interested in olive oil and found this site...Now I am not sure if it is good for you or bad..Will try and find out for myself. I do believe vaseline or olive oil work for some and not for others.
Little thought to share. Recently discovered not all sunscreens are effective, especially those top name brands we are brainwashed with advertisement. Pls read Environmental Working Group report. It's shocking to discover my children have not been well protected as I have been led to believe. My face certainly wasn't.
All my life I've been told I looked very young (perhaps due to gene) just using moisturizer and nightcream until recently. Since reaching 50 I have been advised to use sunscreen. Started using it diligently for one year. One day, I looked in the mirror and saw brown spots all over the face. Went to doctor and discovered my expensive sunscreen SPF35 did not protect my skin. Was told in order to block out the sun, it must have zinc oxide. Now I am almost back to normal after using some cream doctor recommended. Couple of weeks ago, went into a liquor store and got carded. Lady claimed she almost always can tell age of a person and I was the first one she couldn't tell. Was shaking her head in disbelief. My point: Re-evaluate your sunscreen before it betrays your trust resulting in devastation. You must protect yourselves from the sun first before it destroys your skin. What is the use of all these "miracle" products if your skin is destroyed by the sun???
I don't mind getting older or looking my age. Just don't want my face to look dirty with spots all over if it can be prevented.
Friday, July 18, 2008, 4:15 AM
Since olive oil is a natural product without a lot of processing, it is good for you inside and out. I have used it on my scalp. The only problem I had was that I needed to wash it really really well because it was a little too oily for me. But it did help with my split ends.
Looking young has nothing to do with race and a lot to do with genes. It also depends on what you do to yourself, for example, smokers tend to wrinkle and age quicker. We are all individuals and what works for one may not work for another. Experiment to find what works for you. I am another one that people are shocked when they find out how old I am. They even thought my younger sister was older. I am 57 and most people tell me that they thought I was 35 to 45 years old. I take it with a grain of salt because I dont know if they are serious or trying to flatter me and I dont intend for it to go to my head. So what does 57 look like? Me that's what!
Friday, July 18, 2008, 1:58 PM
To the last two recent posters. Did you guys read the whole thread? Those people back in February were really getting a bit cranky:-) I wonder if they're still here on PT.
Anyway, I haven't read everything in this thread but was wondering why mineral oil wasn't mentioned. Like it's Olive oil or vaseline or nothing. What kind of Olive Oil were they talking about?
Friday, July 18, 2008, 3:48 PM
yes. every word. did you?
Friday, July 18, 2008, 10:12 PM
There are several other natural oils and other natural products that can be used such as mineral oil and witch hazel. They have been around for generations and are usually much cheaper then the commercially made products that you find in the cosmetics department. Aloe vera is another wonderful product. I had bought some for my childrens sunburn and noticed it sitting there over the winter and thought about its natural healing properties for burns and decided to try it for dry skin. It has a slight sticky feel to it but I was surprised to actually feel my skin absorb it.
Friday, July 18, 2008, 10:20 PM
Nope I didn't read it all, I just skimmed it, I said that in my post.
I didn't want to read all of the cranky ladies name calling crap:-)
I don't have to use much oil at all except for the winter time but I love reading about natural, or as close to, remedies. I also heard that vinegar was good for sunburns. I had never heard of that before. I've never tried aloe vera straight from the plant. It always sort of creeped me out for some reason.
Saturday, July 19, 2008, 12:08 PM
I have only tried alow vera straight from the plant a couple times (after small burns in the kitchen). It was helpful but sticky. I buy it in a bottle for sun burns so that it can be more easily transported and used. Problem is that you have to read the label good as some of them have alcohol (drying) and other additives that are not good for you. You dont need coloring in a body ointment. Look for the pure stuff.
Saturday, July 19, 2008, 12:32 PM
the age issue
seriously, you guys are crazy for making such a big deal out of it and i think its funny im replying in the first place... either way, obviously the "haters" are all a bunch of uneducated hicks, because where i live old people can look young whenever the hell they want to!
its called BOTOX and FACELIFTS!!
now that we have that solved, i have my own personal opinion about olive oil.
Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub
this is how i shave my legs, and they always turn out smooth and soft. simply pour a little EXTRA virgin olive oil in a little cup or bowl, and pour enough sugar in to create a mold-able grainy texture.
when you go to take a bath, soak for a little while to let your skin soften. then scrub it on using circular motions. you may want to get out of the tub and also scrub CELLULITE problem areas, also in circular motions.
shave, rinse, and pat dry.
you can do the same for your face, but not if you are acne prone. for acne prone skin, use baking soda to create a paste and scrub/exfoliate every other day.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008, 11:52 AM
no breakouts here
just speaking for myself: i have been using olive oil on my skin for a couple weeks and my skin has actually cleared up. my skin already has a more even tone and it looks fresh all the time, not just when i wake up. and yeah, i have been washing my face less but my blemishes have diminished. this may not be the case for everyone, but it's what i have experienced.
Saturday, October 25, 2008, 2:51 PM
i can relate to her
the comment about the lady being 38 and looking 25.and the other lady that made the rude remark.i understand what she is saying, because i deal with this every time i go out with my daughter, she is 30 and has been mistaken for a student at several games. and she has three kids.and for myself, she is one of my three children being the oldest girl of a younger sister 27 and a brother 34, and myself being 50 soon to be 51 next month has been mistaken so many times being my daughter's sister instead of her mother. the only way they can tell that i am older than she, is when i have my hair uncovered. and we have great features alike. it is in the gene's so believe it. i am so blessed to not look my age. they take off 5 to teen years of my age .so think before you speak.
Friday, October 31, 2008, 12:37 PM
38 or 25?
yes, there are some rude, biased, and brainwashed ageism comments in this thread. and it would seem that the close-minded individuals who cant imagine that someone might look more than 10 years younger than they really are, are simply stuck in their narrow view of reality.
i have been into nutrition and longevity for more than 20 years. when people ask me how old i am, i will often ask them to take a guess. guess range between 25 and 35, but normally average around 28.
i am 41, and i am a man.
take good care of yourself, and it will pay off. period.
Saturday, November 08, 2008, 2:08 PM
First, for the OP, I have this to say for dry skin: shea butter, shea butter, shea butter! Get it, use it, revel in it! (At least give it a try.)
As for the whole age thing, I am 44 and for the last year have had a 25-year old roommate who thought she had misheard me when she moved in, so apparently told everyone she knows I was 34, and they all believed her, even commenting to her I looked younger! Single male that I am (emphasis on "male," sorry (you may roll your eyes at me)), I even ended up making out with one of her friends, and now they all know I'm 44 and feeling a bit foolish, though still amazed.
That being said, I think there is a generational thing going on here. I'd bet most of those saying a 38yo could not look 25, are either in or recently were in college or have been to one recently. As a doctoral student and lecturer, I walk around campus and frequently find myself saying, "what are all these KIDS doing here?" I am dating online, and, while there are some women who clearly look 10-20 years younger than the majority of their age cohort, there is not a single woman I have met for a date in the last 10 years in their thirties or forties who would fit in with a graduate school class without the 22-25 year-olds whispering about the "older girl." An earlier poster was talking about a number of thirtysomethings and fortysomethings who look in their late 20s, but that wasn't the argument. There is a definite gap in looks between 25 and 28. Huge, from my personal experience, and nobody I have met in my entire life who is over 35 has bridged that gap in perception for me, who has been around twentysomethings that whole time. Lately, I've discovered a new gap: I have not met any fortysomething woman WHO HAS KIDS who looks younger than 35. (Though obviously, this probably has more to do with a bad marriage and divorce than having kids.)
That being said, it WAS completely unnecessary and contrary to the spirit of this site for someone to jump on them right away and say, bascially "you SO do not look, like, 25." Likewise, it was every bit as rude for others to jump on this person for being "rude" in such as way one might get the idea you were accusing them of being evil. I don't think it was rude; simply inappropriate and lacking decorum. There is a difference. (In fact, they apparently felt they were being helpful, but to that person I suggest that pointing out to someone that you think they are delusional is not typically a kind gesture, and never succeeds anyway.)
Saturday, November 08, 2008, 5:17 PM
OOps. Sorry about the all-bold comment there, folks. I forgot the "/" in the end HTML code. Only the first line, for the OP, was supposed to be in bold.
Saturday, November 08, 2008, 5:20 PM
I'm 27 and when I asked for a registration package, someone gave me the packet for 16 and 17 year olds. However, I do NOT look like a 16 year old. The lady however was likely in her 60s and I simply looked "quite young" to her. Just because one person thought I looked 10 years younger, doesn't mean I DO look 10 years younger. It meant one person was mistaken.
And lets not forget the 38 year old who swore she looked 25 said her 64 year old mother was mistaken for her sister all the time. Sorry, but I kinda doubt a 64 year old woman looks like a 38 year old woman (being generous and permitting people to assume a woman 12 years older is her sister). I won't argue a 38 year old can be mistaken for 25 when she looks good for her age, but I think a 38 year old who swears she looks 25 and her 64 year old mother looks like her sister doesn't really look 25, even if people tell her she does.
Sunday, November 09, 2008, 12:02 AM
12:02....i am 59yrs old and have been mistaken for 40yr old, good genes and natural living. so, there are some woman who are that fortunate. a number doesnt mean anything it is all about attitude and health.
Sunday, November 09, 2008, 8:21 AM
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Thursday, November 13, 2008, 2:10 AM
LOL - Ladies........
OK I might be the only man on this forum but I have to say that men usually duke it out then ask questions later. Anyway, Im a 34 years old and I have been mistaken for a man in my twenties many times but like one user said age doesn't mean anything especially now days since people are taking better care of themselves for the most part and living longer lifes.
I read this story once about the oldest women in the world - correction the oldest person in the world at one time and when asked what was her secret to living so long with little health problems she implied - "I guess it's just luck or maybe how I lived but I did use olvie oil on my skin and cooked with it through out most of my life." She had very few wrinkles for being over 100 years old as well! Now, people get wrinkles in various places as they age. I have already seen them myself around my eyes "the old crows feet" kind of wrinkles which made me depressed because I knew I was aging. So, I saw this guy that was in his seventies and he looked really good for his age. I asked him just jokingly how he looked so dam good for his age and he implied "olive oil" now that makes two witnesses to this mystery of olive oil.
OK so I asked the same guy how he used it and he said everywhere. On his face, body and hair - by the way he had a full head of thick hair which is what most men really desire above women in the terms of aging gracefully. Now I know hairloss is genectic for the most part and caused by DHT a chemical that kills hair folicals at the root so I started drinking green/white tea everyday because it has a chemical when combined that blocks DHT. So far I had great results.
Here's the kicker - if your a young to middle age perosn man or women try everything you can get your hands on because you may never know if it works until you try it. You must be dedicated as well. I drink tea, put olive oil on my face everyday and look great but exercise and good eating are just as important in this equation. I eat a lot of oranges - why? Vitamin C my dears which is wonderful for your skin. When I was 25 I was running seven miles a day, lifting weights, smimming four hours a week and eating oranges after my work outs and I looked hot! Then I got married and started drinking coffee, eating lots of suger, etc. and gained about close to 30 pounds. I looked horrible but then things changed and I knew I had to do something different or I was going to end up looking old way before my time. I started cutting suger out of my diet - I mean candy, sweets and my skin improved greatly - this is proven that suger prevents your skin from streaching as you get older. I started eating oranges again, cottage cheese and dark chocolate - yes I know its candy but this kind of chocolate has 85% cocoa and little suger. I started losing weight with the help of exercise as well. I don't run anymore though why? It's hard on your joints so I started walking fast, lifting weights like bench press, dead life, curls, etc. and now I look younger again. Not quit like 25 but most people think I'm in my twenties though. I started to use olive oil on my face this year and have had great results. I use virgin green oil oil - the expensive stuff but its pure. I also eat fish regularly including sardines which most of you will think yuke but then have some of the highest fish oils on this planet in them. I get looks from men and women which helps me try even harder.
You see it's not what you do it's how you do it - be disiplined people and don't stop trying to improve your self. I might die tomorrow from a heart attack but like James Dean once said "Live fast, die young and have a great looking corpse."
Sunday, December 14, 2008, 10:33 PM
I have just read 2 years of comments on olive oil and I'm sold. I am going to try it tonight. How ever someone thinks they look is alright with me. To each their own. Happy New Year and keep the good tips coming.
Thursday, January 01, 2009, 10:27 PM
Thursday, January 15, 2009, 8:15 PM
Just tried the olive oil
Hello all :-) I just tried 1) adding a few drops of olive oil to my bathwater 2) moisturing with olive oil 3) applying it to my face So far I'm loving the soft skin and hoping I don't break out (I'm 21 and usually only get pimples around that time of the month) I'll update you all and let you know my experiences! Haha hope it's nothing too severe as school starts up the 21st!
Monday, January 19, 2009, 2:36 AM
Olive oil exclusively
I keep a pump at my sinkboard. I use ti for removing my makeup. I use it as a moisturizer. I use it as my lotion. My FAVORITE... is making my own facial and body scrub with a cup of sugar and 1/2 cup EEVO. I have NO breakouts. No oily skin or combo skin ( anymore) and haven't for the 5 years I've been using it. The only thing I get are compliments. I'm 40 and get carded on a regular basis as I have no laughlines or crows feet. It also works great for chapped lips.
You may get a break out or two when you start as you will when you change your routine with any product. Just hang in there and make sure you wait a month before giving up on it ( adn you won't) since it takes 21 days for your skin to completely turn over.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009, 11:29 AM
I mix it with my regular moisturizer and I love it. I think you have to try it yourself to see how it works for you. On my skin it isn't oily. It sinks into my skin pretty fast. It doesn't smell olive oily either. I think when you cook with it that is when the smell comes out but not on my skin.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 5:56 AM
11:29 - I just made that sugar/evoo scrub and it was fabulous!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 12:12 PM
40 looks 64
I am forty and have been told I look sixty-four ... my secret? Whiskey and wild women ... plenty of both!
Sunday, February 15, 2009, 3:08 PM
44 looks 18 - What Are You Smoking?
I've just read this complete thread. I find it interesting how many posters claim they look much younger than their actual age. Whether that's genetics, a good skin care regimine, an overall healthy lifestyle, or a combination of these factors, I congratulate those of you who have actually achieved this. However, the poster who claimed that she's 44 but looks 18 (her husband is 13 years younger than her) nearly made me fall off my chair. She writes that she gets carded whenever she buys CIGARETTES! Now there's an oxymoron - a 44 year old smoker with youthful looking skin. If you're a life long smoker (and what the heck are you smoking?) there is absolutely no way your skin will have the appearance of that of an l8 year old. Just. Not. Possible. You might want to rethink that little bit of BS.
Sunday, March 08, 2009, 6:06 PM
was interested in the benefits of oilve oil when I came across this and joined to say yes it is perfectly feasible this girl could look 25.
I have just turned 51 and I have a couple of wrinkles around my eyes which are barely noticeable and have great skin. I look around me at other people and wonder how the hell it happened as I also smoke more than I should and have done for a long long time [not proud of the fact] yet I have no wrinkles around my mouth or face! So tell me, what's that all about!! I also have the figure I had when I was 20 - yes - really - not kidding on and I have had 3 kids. I am pleased obviously but felt that its rubbish to say someone cannot look younger than they are and I believe the girl probably does look 25. Its definitely got to be in the genes and taking care of your skin by moisturising. By the way I have always washed my face with soap and water, plenty of moisturiser and that's it.
Monday, March 16, 2009, 5:28 PM
Not Buying It...
The original poster to whom I was referring stated that she looked 18, not 25. That's a stretch....Even so, it's just not possible for a long time smoker (the amount one smokes is a variable in this) to have the skin of someone so many years younger, even if she does other things right (like cleansing/moisturizing) and it's not likely that she' (the original poster) is diet and health conscious or she wouldn't be smoking in the first place! Nor would you. The genetic factor would definitely help in that it would slow down the aging process and give the appearance of a more "youthful" skin but to be 44 and think you look like 18? That's just plain delusional. That's way too big a stretch.
You're very fortunate to be 51, a smoker, and have such few wrinkles. Again, genetics and a good skin care regimine. I do, however, feel that your smoking will eventually catch up to you, later than most, and hopefully not as aggressively as an average smoker without your genes and good skin care routine..but it does catch up. You're only human.
With regards to having retained your figure after having 3 kids, congratulations. Some people can retain their youthful weight, even without working out. Don't fool yourself though, genes or no genes, unless you work out regularly , a slim,body at its ideal weight, particularly in an older person, will NOT look or feel the same as a slim body with strong toned muscles. The fat to muscle ratio is different and results in a different appearance. Don't stand beside a fit 18 year old.
Thursday, March 19, 2009, 1:06 PM
personally, i'd love to see photos of all these people!!
Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:09 AM
Lets do this. here are 3 people, guess their age.
Ive used olive oil on my hair before but Ive never tried it on the skin. I always assumed it would be too oily. I am going to try that!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 5:01 AM
Olive Oil Is best For skin
Olive Oil best for skin hair nail diet, Olive Oil can be used on all types of skin but please do not buy the Olive Oil wich you would get from your local super market where those Oil havent been filetered and can clog your pores even if you buy the most expensive Olive Oil The purest form of olive oil is flor de asite I had come across a company called DHC where the make cosmetics products from olive oil which is there signiture ingrediant my favourite is the deep cleansing oil it removed my make up so easily and leaves my skin feeling silky and soft olive oil helps to go deep within the pores and take out any impurities dirt and make up it penitrates the skin also forms a barrie to stop free radicals such as pollution smoking drinking sun etc..
I have used many different kind of products for my face but have felt DHC has won me over if you are interested I do have a web link for UK ans US there also in japan france thailand korea many places more
you should request some samples from them and let the product speak for it self you will be amaized what olive oil can do for your skin
Wednesday, April 08, 2009, 10:58 AM
looking your age
OK you guys are crazy...I am 40 and i had another lady about 58 think i was a teenager!!! Really she gasped when she heard my daughter calling me mother, she got confused b/c she had already decided for herself in the store who was who and i was the teenage daughter. I hardly bellieve it too but i don't look 40-OK!? A ton of people don't look their age - either older or younger-what is new about that? the lady was serious-everybodys eyes and opinions are different so get a grip!
Thursday, April 23, 2009, 10:05 PM
it is in the genes-i said i am 40 and the lady thought i was a teenager and yes my mom looks young and my 101 grandmother looks 80ish! i've hardly done anything to my skin except try to use sunscreen most of the time, though not really in college...
Thursday, April 23, 2009, 10:10 PM
you smoke and your skin looks good..doubt it
Thursday, April 23, 2009, 10:17 PM
Oh For God's Sake....
You people who have teenage daughters and say YOU look like a teenager: that means your daughters didn't inherit your genes because THEY would look so young, one would think they're ready for nursery school.! And if you're 58 and think you look like a teenager, you need to put on your frickin' reading glasses. Or are your eyes so "young" that you don't need reading glasses? DO YOU NEED READING GLASSES? :O
I agree a thousand percent with the comment about smoking. Nothing ages skin like smoking. Ask any dermatologist.
Enough already with the "I'm so young looking...." yada yada yada....Great genes can only take you so far then it's time for a reality check.
Saturday, April 25, 2009, 3:16 PM
I just realized that it wasn't the poster that was 58, but the lady who mistook her for a teenager. Sorry. My bad. Still, if you're 40 and can pass for a teenager, I think that's a stretch.
And no you probably wouldn't need reading glasses yet (although I have known people to wear them as young as 37).
Saturday, April 25, 2009, 3:19 PM
HAHAHA WHAT THE HELL?? I'm 17 and reading all these old ladies bickering about looking 25 or whatever is simply HILARIOUS. Gosh, I hope I don't grow up that old and start to bicker about how "young" I look when I'm in my 30s.
TRUST ME, if you're well over 35, and people comment about how you look 15 years younger or whatever, chances are they are JUST FLATTERING YOU.
JUST BECAUSE SOME BOY SCOUT ASKS IF YOU ARE SISTERS WITH YOUR DAUGHTER DOESN'T MEAN YOU ACTUALLY /LOOK/ THAT YOUNG.
HAHAHAHAHHAHAH DIDN'T YOU SEE THAT SPONGEBOB EPISODE WHERE SPONGEBOB GOES, "HELLO, IS YOUR /SISTER/ HOMEEE?" -WINK- WHEN HE'S SELLING CHOCOLATE BARS??
Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 2:33 PM
BY THE WAY
THIS girl is 30 years old.
COME BACK AND TELL THE WORLD THAT YOU LOOK 25 WHEN YOU LOOK THIS GOOD K?
Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 2:43 PM
The photo reflects a young, hip attitude - clothing, hair, body language. You could pass for even younger than 25, from this photo. The real test would be a close up of your face. THAT's what's being discussed here.
Thursday, April 30, 2009, 7:10 AM
If some of you are dressing like teenagers, that might be what confuses people. Though I dare say no self-respecting woman over 25 continues to dress like a teenager.
Thursday, April 30, 2009, 12:56 PM
The photo is great for any age. It's the pose that's "young".
Thursday, April 30, 2009, 2:27 PM
If you are deciding to use olive oil on your face (also AMAZING for your body) All you need to do is..When you get out of the shower, your face is still moist, you can either splash your face with cold water to close your pores a bit, or use that little bit of water left on your face, dip your finger in the oil, rub onto your hands and then rub it in well on your face. This method keeps the amount of oil to a minimum and gives you the moisturization your skin needs. I was a bit iffy about putting the oil on my face, but trying it I've noticed I cannot find any better moisturizer on a store shelf. It makes your face smooth, and the smell is tolerable- meaning your not going to smell like you baithed in it. The better quality oils work the best, if you can find a small bottle of high quality oil buy it! I was using Gallo (I think thats how you spell it) and I love it.
I wouldn't doubt that these ladies using olive oil do look younger since it stimulates blood flow in your skin and moisturizes it.
For these children talking about sponge bob, wasting time on here is unnecessary and non benificial to this forum.
By the way, I'm 21 years old..Meaning anyone, any age should be using natural products to benifit the natural oils in your skin.
Saturday, May 02, 2009, 7:37 PM
Oh, one more thing...I'm also adoring the fact that I discovered washing my face with baking soda! It cleans the pores and leaves your skin feeling smooth...My one concern with it is that it leaves your skin dry, thats why using the olive oil after the shower works wonders.
In the shower take about 2-3 tablespoons in your hand and LIGHTLY massage your face and neck with it, avoiding the eye area. Trust me, try it for a week and yet again, probably will not find anything better on a store shelf (One face wash I love is Vichy Normaderm for acne prone skin - Green facewash with a bit of scrub in it about 15$ at a drugstore) but for the people on a buget I'd really suggest the baking soda!
Enjoy the tips and stop talking about stupidness on here...No one cares about how old people look, this is the internet and not a face to face convo..And without photos where the hell is the arguement really going.....
Saturday, May 02, 2009, 7:48 PM
All of you who claim that it's not possible for an older woman to look younger have actually never seen a good looking Asian, Black, or Mediterranean woman, have you?
She's the same age as Angelina Jolie, but looks 10 years younger.
18? Try 28.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 6:34 PM
i believe the question was about olive oil being good for the skin? not bickering over how young someone looks........i'm 19 and doing a diploma of beauty therapy and i just wanted to add the yes olive oil is great for your skin it is rich in antioxidiants and can be extremly helpful with acne problem skin as the natural vitamins actually help to heal the problem.
Thursday, June 25, 2009, 11:45 PM
25 from 38
Not to keep the waters stirred up but I am 48 and have been mistaken for being in my 30's. I didn't seek it out or mislead myself, this is just a fact. I also have the benefit of good genes from my mother. So, it's possible to look outside your age. And I use sweet oil (olive oil) under my eyes so they stay hydrated.
Monday, July 13, 2009, 1:20 PM
Re: Is Olive Oil Good For The Skin?
I love this stuff, la natura olive butter its really great smells nice but its kind of pricy but well worth it.
La Natura has a lot of great skin care, I am not trying to market their stuff, I am just letting others know about it...
Monday, July 27, 2009, 12:34 PM
Any natural oils are good for the skin. Oil dissolves oil, it doesn't cause breakouts. A barrier like Vaseline could cause breakouts and I wouldn't recommend it for anything but eyes and lips in winter, although there are better products. There is no reason to spend extra money on a product that has added fragrances such as Neutrogena when the best products are 100% pure. Try Grape Seed Oil (my favorite), Almond Oil, Olive Oil, and if you have blemishes put a few drops of Rosewood Oil in any of the others. It has astringent properties and will take care of pimples quickly.
A comment on the post from several year ago:
A 38 year old may or may not be able to look 25, but a 25 year old sure can look 38.
Saturday, August 15, 2009, 9:41 PM
This is such a long thread that some one has probably said it already, but... One of the best things you can do for you skin is to drink plenty of clean pure water. Also make sure you are getting adequate, but not excessive good fats in your diet - monounsaturated and Omega-3. Try to keep your Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio down. Get your fats from whole foods like walnuts, avocados, flax seed and salmon rather than from oils. And avoid wearing makeup if at all possible. There was a study I saw once comparing the skin of older nuns (no makeup) to other women, and the nuns skin was in much, much better condition.
I've used olive oil ON my skin sometimes in the winter when I get really dry. For me, it's a little heavy. I've had better luck personally w avocado oil. Also, anytime I slice up an avocado, I rub the bits from the peel on my hands and face.
Sunday, August 16, 2009, 10:05 AM
HAHA--You sound like a jerk
I have a friend who turned 33. Some stranger thought she was 23, started asking her about her stupid skin cream. You sound like a rude little moron, and when you get to be 30, you won't be hating on other people, you'll wish you looked as good. Anyone who's hating on the 38 year old is a jealous idiot. And HAHA--you talk out of your arse and have no f'n clue about anything.
Sunday, September 27, 2009, 2:44 PM
I am 32 year old who look 22, i had to tell my 24 year old boyfriend my real age because he asked me to marry him. we are happily married now, he didn't change his mind, lol. I come from a mediterranean country, excuse my english, and i do use olive oil in my food and skin, lemon help, and so venegar, i found out that what helps inside, shows outside, i hope my comment is useful.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 2:41 PM
Petroleum based products can block your pores. Olive Oil has been used on the skin (including face0 since Biblical times. It is one of our original skin cleansers.
Sunday, October 04, 2009, 1:01 PM
Olive Oil does wonders for your skin. I use it on my face. It does not feel oily or smell and it does not cause breakouts.
I used to use it to help with my son's dry hands. They were so dry that he'd bleed so we started using Olive Oil and it would cure the dryness. Unfortunately, the oil would stain his clothing so we had to stop using it.
I would recommend using it during the day. Do not put it on at night because you'll end up staining your sheets and night clothes.
Sunday, October 04, 2009, 2:42 PM
Olive oil for the face
I have been using olive oil on my face and neck for a couple of years ago - after I saw it recommended on Oprah. I put it on every morning and evening.
It's so economical - I use the same bottle that I use in the kitchen - just keep a little container of it in my bathroom. I have not had any breakouts nor do I smell like a salad. One word of caution - I have stained the neckline of some tops with it, and my pillowcases get stained as well. That's a small price to pay to be told I look 38 - 40 years old when I am approaching 55!!!
Tuesday, November 03, 2009, 1:52 PM
I'm 15 and I have eczema and really sensitive skin. I remember when I was younger I always had really dry skin that was red and tight-feeling especially on my face and arms. Then me and my mum went to the chemist one day and the chemist man poured olive oil into a cream and charged us a lot for it. So after that my mum decided to make our own creams by buying a quality simple non-scented sorbolene-like cream and pored some olive oil in it herself.
Ever since I was about 7 I've always put body lotion on and moisturizers and it really helps you guys! :) So does putting on sunscreen and avoiding the sun. Since I'm not that tall and I make my own organic skin remedies at home, people think I'm about 12 years old. Which kind of sucks. Maybe it's because I'm short but if I was short and didn't prevent acne maybe they wouldn't think so. Aah I don't know. But anyway, for all you ladies out there, and men, coming from someone who constantly has dry skin unless treated, Olive oil works wonders and so does Vaseline and so do organic facial masks and scrubs and remedies!!
I strongly urge everyone to check out some facial masks and stuff that you can make at home using fruit and vegetables and other natural ingredients because they seriously do work waay better than some store bought products I have tried. Plus it is wayyy more friendlier to your pocket.
As for Vaseline, I apply that all over my face at night and the next day it is much softer and plump. But if i had really dry skin that night, the next day it would heal but it won't heal completely, it might take me a couple nights before the dry patches go away. But yeah overall Vaseline is great too.
VASELINE AND OLIVE OIL IS ALSO GOOD FOR LONGER EYELASHES
I haven't tried putting olive oil on my eyelashes yet but I know for sure that it works and I know that Vaseline works too. But I think the sorta bad thing about applying vaseline on your lashes is that it is kind heavy? I don't know I think so. It makes your lashes darker and thicker but takes a while to make it really long. But I reaallyyy am looking forward to putting olive oil on my lashes :)
Aaah I accidentally wrote too much but
OVERALL OLIVE OIL IS MAGIC AND I LOVE IT
Thursday, December 17, 2009, 5:59 AM
I absolutely love olive oil for my skin, especially as a make-up remover. I have naturally oily and spotty skin, but olive oil has calmed it down so much. I'm keeping a blog in praise of olive oil at the moment
Sunday, December 20, 2009, 10:11 AM
Olive oil here is really expensive even for the crappy stuff but I admit, I love it on my hair. It really helps the split ends (not correcting but hiding and conditioning). You can do a 50/50 mix of olive oil and canola or veggie oil and use it in place of those expensive hot oil treatments. You can also mix conditioner in to the concoction if you want. Works wonders.
Sunday, December 20, 2009, 11:10 AM
Dr recommded cream for brown spots removal??
Hi, wondered what the name of the cream was that dr prescribed for you that got rid of your brown spot. I live in AZ and starting to get them. I want to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand......thanks!!!
Sunday, January 10, 2010, 9:31 AM
I use olive oil on my face as a moisturizer at night. I wouldn't use it during the day, it's too heavy. But I'll tell you, when I wake up in the morning, my skin looks great. One thing I don't like is the smell. It's not really strong, but it lingers. I can smell it in my night clothes even after washing... I use it by putting a drop in my palm and rubbing my hands together, then patting it over my face.
Contrary to what someone way back said, olive oil won't cause your face to break out. It might if you previously used the oil to fry some food and THEN put it on your face.... :D
I've also used grape seed oil - Merlot brand that they sell at Walgreens. I like it because there really isn't a scent (at least in this brand) and it's lighter than olive oil. But I think my skin looks better after using olive oil. Oh well.
11:10 poster - Olive oil seems expensive, but with the small amount you need to use, it's probably much much cheaper than all of the beauty creams in the drugstore!
Sunday, January 10, 2010, 3:10 PM
Olive Oil is great for the skin both externally and internally. I use emu oil externally though, I prefer the texture.
Monday, January 11, 2010, 12:48 PM
My husband's skin is transformed completely since I've kept a supply of olive oil soap in the house. It's great, he's so soft!
Monday, January 11, 2010, 10:15 PM
It also cleared up his adult acne.
Monday, January 11, 2010, 10:15 PM
I am 45 and I look WAY young fo rmy age, but I DOUBT anyone would think I'm in my 20's lol I get told I look like I'm in my mid to late 30's at most and that is all cool and even if they said 40 I would be thankful, though probably grumble inside a li'l sumthin sumthin rofl but all in all you are buggin!! I know a LOT of young looking mother/daughters but hell if they look like they are sisters with THAT BIG OF AN AGE GAP. If that's the case and ya mom looks good, I'm sure and probably looks almost younger than u if you 2 can pass for sisters. So if people are saying that to you, I think it's their gentle way of telling you that you look too OLD! Leave the gasoline vaseline alone! It's clogging ya pores and speeding up your age process! lol Anywho, I'm done. Just passing thru )
Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 1:17 PM
Looking ten years younger
It's so cute to read this two year long thread of bickering about how young you can look. I am 55. A young man had road rage and yelled out his window how bad I looked for 45. OK? He was not flattering me, and thought being 45 was a very bad thing. I look ten years younger than I am. Who cares. I was actually insulted that he thought I looked 45 because if I had looked like this at 45 it would have meant I was drinking WAY TOO MUCH. This is actually the secret of staying young looking. Don't drink! If you drink then nothing will help your skin.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 3:53 PM
Olive oil is also apparently great for cleaning stainless steel. I can't wait to try it. The chemicals and fumes from my aerosol stainless steel cleaner make me nauseous!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 4:31 PM
What a long thread about olive oil and vaseline!! For the defense of the vaseline users.....my great aunt who is in her 70's looks the same age as my mom who is in her early 50's. Believe or not, she has always used cold water and vaseline on her face!! I wonder how some people on here could doubt someone in their 30's can look to be in their 20's, we see this every day on T.V.
Remember guys, 30 is the new 20! I am 34 years old. I don't look any different now than I did at 25 and have pics to prove it. Women will comment about how old you look more so than men, because they want to know what your using. People have different genes and everyone ages different.
As for olive oil, if your prone to breakouts, scientifically olive oil should break you out. Pimples are caused by oil and that is exactly what olive oil is. The only oil I've read about that does not break you out is Tea Tree Oil, which is actually an antiseptic. If you think olive oil helped your acne, there may be other factors in your body chemistry or something else you may have done that could've effected it. Yet again, like I said before, people have different genes and different things effect people differently.
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 7:06 AM
Can Olive Oil Help Clear Acne?
The Truth About Olive Oil
If you’re one of the many people who have heard that washing your face with olive oil can help clear your acne, you’re not alone. I constantly have people asking me if this was true. I decided to put it to the test with a few brave friends. Oh, what we go through to get the truth for you…
A Compelling Argument
When I first heard someone say that washing with olive oil could help clear acne, I laughed. However, when they started explaining the scientific reasons behind it, I began second-guessing myself. The argument is that like matter attracts like matter and by rubbing olive oil all over your face, you’re actually dissolving the “bad” oils in your skin. After hearing this for about the third or fourth time, I decided to conduct my own “study” on the matter.
The Brave Acne Warriors
Okay, first of all, let me admit, I am a coward. I personally didn’t participate in the experiment. I guess I really didn’t have that much faith in this olive oil thing. I did, however, get four of my close friends – all with past acne problems – to give it a go. For a week, they each washed their faces with olive oil and thoroughly rinsed it off in the morning and at night. We anxiously waited to see what would happen.
An Army Wounded
For all of you who like happy endings, you’re not going to like this one. At the end of the week all four of our heroes had blemishes they hadn’t had before trying the olive oil treatment. And no, we didn’t use the wrong kind of olive oil. We used the purest extra-virgin olive oil money can buy.
The fact of the matter is this – oil clogs pores. If you go rubbing oil all over your face, you are going to get zits. Maybe not the first day, maybe not even the second day, but it is going to happen eventually. The next thing you’ll hear is that “snake oil” is good for acne too. The only “oil” that I have ever known to be safe for the skin of acne-prone people is tea tree oil, and that’s because it’s technically an antiseptic.
Trust Your Gut
My instincts were telling me that washing with olive oil is a bad idea for acne-prone people. If I would have stuck to my guns, my four friends probably wouldn’t be so irritated with me right now and I could have saved everyone some aggravation. Well – being able to let all of you know that olive oil isn’t a good acne remedy was worth the frustration. But, then again, that’s easy for me to say because I’m not the one who broke out in zits.
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 7:24 AM
One of the main causes of acne is the use of "moisturisers".
One "cure" is never to use a moisturiser again!
Those with acne usually have oily skins anyway, and this 'natural' oil is sufficient to keep the skin from getting dry, usually throughout life .
There is at least one bonus to having an oily skin when young, even if you do get acne.....you will have relatively unwrinkled skin when old as it does not dry out like "normal skin"...(unless you are a smoker ofcourse).
Even sun light does not seem to damage natural oily skin so much, it seems to tan more easily without burning, and the incidence of melanoma seems to be lower....sorry cannot find the reference to this, but read it somewhere.
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 5:21 PM
Is olive oil good for the skin
I don't think there would be any actors in Hollywood or on Broadway if everyone was incapable of looking another age! This comment is too extreme to be anywhere even close to true. People have various looks and it is quite possible to look like you are in your mid-twenties when you are close to 40. It depends on the person.
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 12:49 PM
Is olive oil good for the skin?
The last comment was regarding the post denying the fact that another poster could look 25 years old at 38.
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 12:50 PM
and you really think it's possible to be 38, look 25, and have your 64 yo mother mistaken for your sister? I can't think of any hollywood starlet that would be mistaken for the sister of a 25 year old woman. Christie Brinkley is what, 50? She looks maybe 35ish. Helen Mirren and Sissy Spacek are closer to 64, and I would never think they're the sister of a 25 year old.
It may be possible to look 25 at 38, BUT NOT also have your 64 yo mother mistaken for your sister.
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 1:13 PM
1:13 you're very wrong. You'd be amazed at how wrong people can be about others' ages.
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 1:18 PM
No, because I've seen 38 year old women say they're mistake for 25 year olds, but I'm 29, and I know they look much older than me. People are mistaken when they think they look that much younger than they are.
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 1:59 PM
1:59 ~ you may THINK people don't look younger than you when they are older than you but, news flash, there's no way for you to KNOW that. I had my 18 year old with me and got carded for beer. I'm 46 and pitched a fit but the cashier told me I didn't look over 30 which is their guidelines. I still get carded going into clubs where the limit is 30. That's 15 years. I've never had anyone in my life guess my age correctly. I love it and attribute it to never allowing my face to be in the sun. You probably look old for your age so you just can't see it.
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 2:11 PM
I gave a kiss to the nicest young man who was 21 when he told me I looked 30. He made me show him my ID to prove I was my age.
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 2:13 PM
I've had people ask me what high school I'm in. I've had people assume I'm still in law school, as opposed to having practiced law for the last 5 years. I don't look old for my 29 years. I've taken great care of my skin, avoid the sun, always wear sunglasses, etc.. On my 25th bday, I got carded at the liquor store (where you only have to be 18 to buy alcohol)- that's what I get for going in with no make up and in track pants and a hoodie. I've had people guess how old I am when they knew what year of university I was in, but otherwise, no.
That being said, as far as I'm concerned, I look as a 29 year old should look. If you compare me to someone who's smoked, neglected their skin, or suntanned, sure, you may think that if they are 29, I look younger, but the proper thought should be that they look older than their 29 years, not that I look younger than mine. I don't have crows feet, I don't have smile lines, I don't have wrinkles under my eyes, like my friends of the same age.
People have stared at my mother in disbelief that she has a 29 year old daughter. Granted my mom looks good, but the shock and awe she recieves is from people who don't know what they *should* look like. Christie Brinkley looks about 15 years younger than what she is, but she sure as hell doesn't look under 30. And again, I don't believe that anyone's 64 yo mom is being mistaken for the sister of a 25 year old. Therefore, I don't believe anything that a person says, if they expect me to believe their 64 yo mother is mistaken for the sister of a 25 yo.
Just because you have someone think you're younger than you are, doesn't mean you actually look it. It can mean that the person doesn't actually know what someone that age looks like. Senior citizens think I'm a highschool student, middle aged people think I'm still in university. Arguably, age appearance is relative.
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7:52 PM
Re:Is Olive Oil Good For The Skin?
I am 33 and look like 40! I wish I had your genes! I think I have the genes for premature aging! Sucks to be me :(
Sunday, April 04, 2010, 4:04 PM
7:52 ~ someone needs to help you. You are so wrong in your thought process it's off the charts. It's sad that you might actually believe what you stated.
Sunday, April 04, 2010, 9:09 PM
NEWSFLASH: VASELINE IS NOT "NATURAL"
It's fine if you want to use vaseline and if it works for you. BUT if you are looking for an all natural product, VASELINE IS NOT! It is chemically refined petroleum which was discovered in the mid-1800's by the oil rig industry. The question here shouldn't be whether or not vaseline moisturizes well or not, it should be whether or not you believe that the long term effects of using a chemical on your skin will be harmful. I like to use organic UNREFINED, extra virgin cold pressed oils on my skin only. Once an oil has been refined it is no longer natural and I don't take gambles with my body hoping that the long term effects aren't damaging. Thanks.
Monday, April 05, 2010, 8:56 AM
looking younger than age
I too have always looked younger than my age, as have both my parents. I think it is genetic. I also have been mistaken to be my daughters sister rather than her mother, although my daugher looks younger than her age also. It is a fact that people can look much younger than their age without trying to look younger. It could also be a state of mind and having a positive attitude.
Friday, April 23, 2010, 9:26 PM
Looking younger and Olive Oil vs. Vaseline
I am amzed at the continued arguments about looking younger. There seem to be some bitter people. Please move on to sharing what you have learned and what works for you.
My orthopedic surgeon recommended Vaseline for a 6 inch scar on my foot. Within 6 months, it was nearly invisible. Vaseline is distilled from peroleum products that are the reult of natural processes within our Earth.
Olive oil is good, too. It heals and protects skin and hair, and it has many dietary and health advantages.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 1:09 PM
A lot of people here are confusing pickup lines or attempts at paying you a fake compliment as a substitution for the truth. When a woman is 35 or older, it is very easy to tell that she is in her 30s. The facial structure is more defined and there is obvious wear to the body in general. While you may like trying to convince yourselves that you are "looking younger", you're just fooling yourselves.
I do find it funny that almost everyone in this thread has chimed in claiming they look so much younger then they really are. Get over yourselves, you're old. It's a fact of life.
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 2:55 PM
OLIVE OIL IS MUCH MORE THAN THAT !!!
First of all, I'm one of the very few men on this thread. I was searching about natural products and arrived here accidentally. I've quick-read some of your comments ladies, out of curiosity and I didn't find one single comment about how beneficial it is for your health to actually *eat* olive-oil, daily!
Buy only Extra Virgin Oil and only with the proper certifications and put it on your salad, 2 table spoons or more (plenty) for each meal, daily, for ever! It will do miracles to your health in comparison to a life without olive-oil:
It has been proved many times lately from scientific research, that olive-oil reduces LDL-cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol), is highly anti-oxidant and anti-aging for the cells and can prevent heart-attack episodes and cancer!
There has been a study with 7 countries and they found that in Crete, a Greek Island that produces TOP-quality Olive oil, people have the lowest mortality rate of all the rest! In general, Greece produces the finest olive-oil -for example, Italian companies buy olive-oil whole-sale from Greece and mix it with their own (to improve their bad quality) and export it it as Italian!
Here's a link with the best olive-oil you can find on earth : http://www.terracreta.gr/awards.html
*I just thought to give you some hints for better health. You can thank me later :)
Have the best, longer healthy life!
p.s I hope not too many read this, because we Greeks want it for ouselves :)
Thursday, September 02, 2010, 11:00 PM
you are rude i guess you just look old im 36 year old black male and im always mistaken to be 25-28 years of age and i dont use olive oil yet. fyi in the african american community it very common. good black dont crack. that just a fact.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010, 12:18 PM
Additional hints for great looks
Although I don't expect to be believed, personally I'm 47 and I look like 30+ both on body and face -even doctors don't believe my age, and I'm white! Imagine how much better You would look!
Olive oil is not very well known outside Mediterranean area, we (the Greeks) happen to have it in our tradition since the ancient times, for more than two thousands of years! Even today, there are still live olive trees of 3000 years old!
Other factors definitely affect the looks, but olive oil helps for sure.
Some additional hints:
DONT drink alcohol at any cost, don't smoke, don't be in the sun for more than 1 hour / week but also not less, sleep 7.5 -8 hours (at normal hours), do some jogging 3 times / week and some workout, eat only healthy food, control your weight by eating less, avoid cafeine (coffee, tea, cola) to keep your nervous system healthy.
DO drink fresh orange juice of 4 oranges daily, eat vegetables, eat sardens, or salmon fish, once / week or more, listen to music daily, dance, make friends, have sex, have fun, live your life -respect the nature's gift given to you -yourself! And try to make it better!
Then you'll look and feel definitely younger.
Sunday, September 26, 2010, 3:35 AM
Something I love about other countries (im from uk) is the celebration of being female. It feels to me that the world has gone crazy with plastic surgery, botox, fillers and such like! why is it so bad to have lines!? it has become such the norm now that even my local hairdresser is having 'botox sundays'!! my poor granny would turn in her grave!
Why do women feel the need to be constantly young, so much so that we are prepared to eliminate our facial reactions and turn into weird looking robots!
We should feel proud of being 30 somethings, 40 somethings and so on!! its great... I at 38 have finally stopped worrying because I realise you dont have to look young to be a mother, a lover, a best friend, a sister, a wife, not even to work! lets be ourselves girls!! be proud of the lines on our face..what is more appealing than true, genuine smile??...nothing!
get good haircuts, eat healthy, use moisuriser, drink water, and smile smile smile!!
Saturday, October 02, 2010, 5:46 PM
This will shut up the non believers of how olive oil makes you look younger ...this guy is 109 years old and has been using olive oil on his skin all his life ..barely a wrinkle ...check it out he states at approx 5.13 on the clock about the use of Olive Oil . The proof is here
Saturday, November 13, 2010, 8:46 AM
I at 38 have finally stopped worrying because I realise you dont have to look young to be a mother, a lover, a best friend, a sister, a wife, not even to work!
Ah, would that it were true! But being a wife or lover requires someone else's participation. And some percentage of husbands (not yours, apparently) are watching the movies and thinking it's normal for a 50-y-o guy to be picking up 25-y-o hotties -- and then going out and doing it.
Saturday, November 13, 2010, 9:23 AM
Why can't you just drop it? All this arguing and bitterness will just make all of you look older. Can we just talk about OLIVE OIL? Signed "Man getting a headache "
Friday, November 26, 2010, 1:19 PM
what i have experience with vasline is when i stared using vasline i notice my skin gettin darker. Did anybody experience this.ple give me advise on which cream is best for dry skin. thang you.....
Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 4:39 PM
olive oil is the best but make sure you get it from beyond health.com because it is 100% olive oil and organic cuz literally 96% of all the extra virgin olive oil out there is mixed with other oils that make the oil pointless and on top of that they dont extract the oil correctly so it turns toxic and will mess up ur skin. and pickup some cocnut oil and flaxseeds from them too. all will make skin/hair nicer.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 12:02 AM
olive oil for your skin
I use olive oil every night on my face as a moisturiser. Yes I smell like a salad, but my skin feels gorgeous and soft and really nourished in the mornings. No breakouts either!! I recommend you give it a go. And no added chemicals like most over the counter moisturisers.
Monday, February 21, 2011, 4:58 PM
why not add some essential oils to that olive oil and smell like Cleopatra?
Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 10:09 PM
I am 33 and still look 15. I don't even bother to tell people my age anymore because I know what their reaction would be like. I realize that it is in me and my family's genes to look very young for our age and that's just how life is. You are going to find people that look either too young or old for their age because everyone is different. I don't use products either to try to keep looking young. Like I said, it's already in my genes. You said a person cannot look 25 at 38. There are people that can look even 20 for 38. I hope when you're 38 you wont look 48, but look like 25. It shouldn't bother anyone including myself to have an unnatural fixation on being younger because no one including U stays young forever. Overall, I consider this a blessing from God.
Friday, May 06, 2011, 9:45 AM
my mom is 42 and people still think she's in her early 20s...
she even gets carded all the time and people tell her they couldn't tell if she was old enough.
Monday, May 09, 2011, 1:05 PM
this is so not true. I have an aunt who is 76 years old. She has been using vaseline since her teens. I am not kidding, she has skin of a 25 year old. It is flawless. As a result my mom starting using vaseline later in her years she is now 65 and her skin looks like a 25 year old. All my friends always tell her how good her skin is. So I followed up the tradition, I am 40 and When ever I am with my 18 year old son everyone thinks I am his girlfriend. Vaseline simple but highly effective.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011, 1:29 AM
hey crazy lady
why dont you shut the fuck up and stop bitching you ignorant minded, human-being is it really relevant for you to insult these woman with no type of proof or logic behind your tactics? i mean seriously shut the fuck up all of you that are trying your hardest to disagree with these women just because you think they are trying to flatter themselves or are in denial of their real ages, i mean are you insane people? you people make me literally sick and it is disgusting that this conversation has gone on the way it has...there are women in this world that look much younger than they are, in fact age DOES NOT MATTER whatsoever...i mean how old does tyra banks look? shes almost 40 but she could easily pass for being in her late twentys earlier thirties so why dont all you fucking people just fuck off, its quite sad that you have nothing better to do with all of your time then come on here and question people about their judgements and experiences theyve had with people finding there real age hard to believe..obviously you old hags that are bitching to these women are indeed jealous or oblivious to the fact that it is very possible to look younger than you are when your in your 30s or 40s...im seventeen years old and i am being more mature than all of you about this conversation that has really gotten out of hand, like i said its pathetic and ridiculous...go find a hobby people, the only reason i am actually commenting on this is because i find it so disgusting that i have to give you people a reality check, there is a whole universe out there does this bullshit really fucking matter? ask yourselves why you find it so necessary to be judging each other the way you do and keep your fucking negative opinions to yourselves
Wednesday, October 05, 2011, 11:48 AM
ok, i see that people have been arguing here, and i have no idea what about but i thought id just put my 2 cents in about my experience with oil.
Ok, so far, im only 19 so obviously, i'm young and don't look like i'm any years younger :) though i am really immature sometimes haha
But my Dad, (he died this year) he was a mechanic a majority of his life after he left the British airforce, and my dad was always covered with oil. And not the olive oil kind, im talking about the oil in the cars kind. (Sounds dirty, i know, and he never washed his hair with shampoo or conditioner, he only used sunlight soap ~ but he was always clean nevertheless after he would come home). He would always come home from work with oil all in his hair, and his body would be covered. Lol i love my dad.
To get to the point, my dad was really old and this year actually this 28th he would have been 81 (compared to my mum whos like in her 60s now, yes, my parents are REALLY old). But my Dad never LOOKED old, he actually looked younger than my mum (she REALLY hated that, still does lol). Everyone at church always thought he was maybe in his late 50s. I would always actually prefer my friends to meet my Dad cause he looked more like a Dad should for a 19 year old, rather than people meeting my mum and thinking she was my nan haha (she sun bathed ALOT in the 60s, she was like one of those ... 60s gals? She was the first one in the town to wear a mini skirt haha) My Dad was like this when my mum married him. She was 21 and i think he was 40 but he looked like he was in his late 20s at the time.
I guess what I just want to say about oil is GO FOR IT. I used to marvel at how good my dad's skin looked, he died from lung cancer (worked in the london tunnels and got abestos) but his skin never went yellow like a typical cancer patient. He was everyday out in the sun, in his singlet and shorts (loved the NZ weather) and he never aged from the sun, nor did he suffer from any skin cancer or frekles or any skin conditions at all! Maybe thats not from the oil, maybe its just good luck, but wow my dad had lovely looking skin. And he had black hair too when he died ... which is weird .. for a 80 yr old lol
But dont sun tan. My mum's skin is not something you wana have. Trust me :/ Even though she was gorgeous when she was young, it didnt last into her 60s.
If you read all this, wow, you are a marvel haha TY :)
Monday, October 24, 2011, 2:36 AM
Your comment was offensive and disruptive to the productive conversation. I'm 40 and look 25, and use vasaline all the time too. Check my blog if you are interested to see what vasaline (and exercise and excellent diet) does to keep skin youthful. I'd be wise to use your spiteful energy more constructively, perhaps in the pool. www.jasmindesigns.blogspot.com
Monday, October 24, 2011, 7:53 PM
Your comment was offensive and unnecessary. I'm 40 and look 25, I use vasaline all the time too. Check my blog if you can't believe what vasaline (excersise and excellent diet) do for 40 year old skin. www.jasmindesigns.blogspot.com
Monday, October 24, 2011, 8:08 PM
i think vaseline is bad its mineral oil my reason behind this is that it seals the skin and the skin cant breath and it lays there and is not absorbed. on top of this studys show it can cause premature wrinkles and may cause acne to appear i have not heard bad things about olive oil but have not really looked into it but theres another oil that is great jojoba oil. its very close to our own oils its supposed to cause the skin to balance out how much oil its produceing and i have heard it unclogs pores as well as moisturizeing it it can also be used for scars and even the hair
Thursday, October 27, 2011, 12:03 AM
skin benefits of Olive oil
Although I too know plenty of people who use Vaseline as a moisturizer, I find that it has no actual beneficial properties, and recommend using plant derived products rather than petroleum derived.
Olive oil contains: vitamines A & E, antioxidents, and squaline
Squaline-helps regulate sebum (oil) production helping to prevent your skin from over producing oil (which it will do when it's trying to hydrate dehydrated skin- it results in breakouts or super shiny skin). Essentially Squaline helps promote balance in your skin.
Ultimately I won't say that Vaseline is BAD for your skin, but that there are better, still inexpensive, alternitaves.
Monday, November 07, 2011, 12:55 AM
Your Skin is your largest organ
Your skin is an organ, it takes in and expells nutrients and toxins, you want to allow it to continue that healthy process, So generally speaking you do not want to use a product that "seals off your skin" (like they say vaseline and other petrolium derived products do)
With that said, It would probably be a better choice to use a topical product with nutrients in it: olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil, teatree oil. (you get the point.)
The comment above is correct, Olive oil contains some great vitamins and antioxidents!
Monday, November 07, 2011, 1:19 AM
Yes, olive oil is great for your skin since it contains anti-bacterial properties it wont cause your skin to breakout, it can be used as a facial cleanser alone or mixed with salt for a good scrub. It softens your skin and keeps it clear. A few drops (2-3) may be added to your moisturizer day or night for real added moisture. Jojoba oil is also great to put on skin but in moderation (max. 5 drops if your not sensitive and 2 drops to begin with for acne prone skin). Jojoba oil can even clear and help balance your oily skin, since it mimicks our natural sebum , what it does is tricks our body into thinking that it has released oil onto your skin so it produces less and over time it will get balanced out since it is a deep penetrating moisturizer:) also Almond oil is great for acne prone skin....
Saturday, December 03, 2011, 9:40 PM
Moisturizers...age, vaseline, olive oil, etc.
This is ridiculous that one woman has gotten her nose all bent out of shape because another poster said that all the women in her immediate family look much younger than their actual age. So what's wrong with that?! I'm nearing my mid-50s and until about 3 years ago, people thought I was much younger than I actually was, e.g., at 51, people thought I was in my early- to mid-40s. They were floored when I told them I was 51!
Now, since then I've had a very rough time and I've aged considerably, as well as put on 30 pounds, so now, without makeup, I look my age, perhaps even several years older. However, when I go out, if I put on make-up, fix my hair, dress nicely (not expensively, just with good taste), bottom line - look well groomed, I think I still pass for 49 or 50.
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 4:44 AM
Vaseline hand/body lotion does NOT go on the face!
I wanted to also share with the other ladies that Vaseline is hand/body lotion is WONDERFUL for that (at least it does marvels for my skin feeling very soft and smooth); however, it should NOT be used on the face!
My dermatologist told me that the Vaseline hand and body lotion does not go on the face because it can cause clogged pores and other problems.
I love Vaseline because it is not greasy and is relatively inexpensive when compared to other similar skin lotions. It's amazing to quickly, in the space of a few hours, get rid of years of rough elbows and leave them feeling magically smooth. I used it one time when I had to attend a formal dinner wearing a sleeveless gown and my elbows were as rough and dark as sandpaper. Within the space of about 2 hours of so, of going around the house with a big blob of Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion on each elbow and scrubbing with a small hand towel, my elbows were ready for the dinner!
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 4:50 AM
Vaseline(jelly petroleum) and grape seed oil....and more
I had to join to this website just to give my opinion on vaseline (jelly petroleum) and other oils. Yes you can look 25, 26 or 27 if your really age is over 30. I personally used vaseline, grapeseed oil, almond oil, olive oil and are really good for your skin and face.
I am 34 and people think I'm in my mid 20's. At the airport once the flight attendant thought I was flying with my little brother whe I was actually flying with my son. At my son's school one time one of his friends (who didn't meet me before) asked me what high school I was attending. I told him his friend was my son. Looking younger has to do with a lot of things like, exercising, eating well, not doing drugs, no smoking or drinking (a glass of red wine is good for you), getting good sleep, no stress and smile at lot :)
When people say vaseline I think they are referring to the jelly petroleum and not the hand/body lotion. So in my personal opinion it is great, specially if you have dry skin like me. Grape seed oil is the best, it helps keeping your skin looking younger since it has a lot of antioxidants in it. You can add olive oil, almond oil to the grape seed oil and apply it to your face and neck at night and you will see the difference. Visit youtube for natural face care tips and you will find a lot of stuff you can do to keep your skin looking good with ingredients that are in your fridge or pantry. Good luck!!!
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 2:17 PM
Applying at Night
I usually apply Olive Oil before sleeping..I'm doing this from the last week or so..and it has transformed my skin to baby skin !
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 1:26 AM
Has anyone had success with removing or reducing acne scarring?
Just a bit about my situation if anyone else can relate: I no longer really get pimples (apart from the occasional hormonal one), so I'm wanting to reduce the redness of my scarring. The overall texture of my skin is smooth, it's just the red spot scars I have to get rid of. I can feel a difference to my skin when I use olive oil and let it soak in - just feels more protected, not as sensitive, very clean and nourished.
If anyone has any tips or success stories for removing acne scars with olive oil, or anything else, please share!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 5:31 AM
I understand how you feel.I had very bad acne which left me with many deep scars. For a long time i would not leave the house. I tried everything until I discovered olive oil. I was not hesitant to try it because for some reason although I had acne my skin was extremely dry. So one day I just slapped it on my face and massaged it in for around 30min while I was watching television. The next day I woke up and I couldn't believe my eyes. My pimples had not only decreased in size but lighter in color. Straight away I thought it's the olive oil. So this is what I did. It took some time but darling it was worth it.
Cleanse my face with a natural gel cleanser in the morning. Tone and moisturise.
In the evening I would slap on the extra virgin olive oil. I would watch television for around 1hour and would be massaging it the whole time. Then I would let it soak in for 30min. I would put a natural exfoliater just a little bit and do a little scrub. Not too much but just enough to get the excess olive oil off my face. The I would moisturise and go to bed. At least 2 to 3 times a week I would also use sugar with the olive oil to scrub my face verygently. Let me tell u every person I knew complimented me on my skin. It was plump, had the glow, hydrated smooth. And my acne dissapeared and so did my scarring. I also noticed that my hands and cuticles were so nourished because I was constantly massaging my face not realizing that they were also getting pampered.Believe me and trust me it works. Especially when u steam your face and put some sugar and olive oil ,put a towel over your head let your face get steamed and rub the oil and sugar gently. UNBELIEVABLE RESULTS. I challenge any person that tells me it is no good for the skin. If used properly olive oil is the best for the skin.if u want more details reply to this message and I will tell u exactly my routine. You will definitely see a result.
Sunday, May 20, 2012, 8:59 AM
I really had to comment on the negative comments from some who have posted on this site about people who look younger than their actual age...I'm a 57yr old grandmother . I've had sensative skin all my life, most moisturisers broke my out, whether expensive or cheap... I later discovered with the help of the dermatologist I was allergic to a preserative known as quatanium 15.. and was advised to check labels and avoid anything containing Q15, ie its found in everything from face makeup, creams, washing up liquid etc.
I've been using vasaline at night and olive oil or almond oil since my teens, and I hardly ever use soap on my face. When I was in my early 30's, I arrived home from my shift passing my son's teenage friend at the door. There were both around 19 at the time...my son, shouted Mum, and I turned back and asked what was wrong. Oh its nothing, but I heard him say "See I told you so".. He came into the sitting room laughing his head off and I asked what was wrong and he said.. My friend just said He never knew I had a big sister...
Yes olive oil and vasaline have worked for me and if anyone wants to see my picture they can email me at email@example.com. I'm 57yrs old with 5grandkids and I often get mistaken for their mum.... I think I look pretty good for my age... all the rude comments about people looking younger than they actually are, are in my opinion jealous.
Yes I have good genes, watch my diet, and I have a young outlook. I dont smoke, never have, I did drink alcohol, but only participate at weddings etc as it triggers migraines... all in all, I look and feel damn good for my age... if you doubt me email me I'll send pictures as proof.. oh and my family call me mormon Mary (No offence to anyone) or goody 2 shoes, only because I dont smoke and drink..
Monday, May 21, 2012, 6:08 AM
If you cannot say anything positive, please don't say anything at all!
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 4:01 PM
Their is this coconut oil called Memory Oil that I use all the time, and I'd suggest allot of people give it a try! It's very cheap, for, it is only $10 a 14 oz. bottle of it on their website http://memoryoils.com/ give it a try, you won't regret it!
Sunday, October 07, 2012, 12:51 PM
I agree, that was a weird reaction. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but this seemed to have a certain undertone of resentment.
Just to say Vaseline works great on my skin and is indispensable. I like to put it on my face before I exfoliate, and also over the top of a moisturizer or cream.
No one says I look 25 but I'm told I am youthful for my age.
Monday, January 07, 2013, 1:36 PM
Yea no doubt olive oil has many benefits for health and fitness. It is great remedy for hair and skin problems. It contains useful elements that produces many benefits for human body.
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 1:55 AM
If you are having very dry skin then the great boon for your skin is Olive Oil.The best about the oil is it protects skin by sun damage and cancer. If you are suffering from some type of allergies then it is very fruitful.
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