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Many people say that olive oil is the best thing that can happen to your skin but that is a myth. There are many cases where the oil causes more harm than good

  • Published 8.11.17
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Many people say that olive oil is the best thing that can happen to your skin but that is a myth. There are many cases where the oil causes more harm than good

If you are allergic to olive oil - as many are - you may get contact dermatitis, eczema or reactive airways disease

If you have oily skin, stay away from olive oil. When it combines with the greasy skin, it can cause severe irritation, redness and rashes

Infants - with their sensitive skin - are more prone to suffering from rashes. They may also be allergic to this oil. It is safest to use hypoallergenic coconut oil

Since it is extremely sticky, olive oil forms a layer on your skin that traps the dirt and dead skin. This leads to blackheads

Don't think you will escape its bad effects because you have a dry skin; the oleic acid in it may ruin your natural moisturisation system

Excessive use may give you acne. The viscous oil does not get absorbed quickly. So, if applied too frequently, it creates a thick layer on the skin, clogging the pores. Do not use it more than two times a week.

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