- December 10, 2007 at 4:39 pm #254661
At 11:36 PM 12/10/2007, Kelly wrote:
I’ve heard of people putting
olive oil on their face, but do not have personal experience with
I do! I keep a small glass dropper bottle of it in my
medicine cabinet and use it twice a day. It only takes
a drop or two to smooth into your entire face and neck.
It absorbs very quickly, and has no odor when absorbed.
I put my makeup on right over it with no problems. I
use the same evoo that i cook with.
i also use vaseline/petroleum jelly when my skin
gets really dry. again, just a very tiny amount
applied to slightly damp skin – no moisturizer
can actually put moisture back in to your skin,
but the olive oil and the petroleum jelly can
hold it in for awhile.
i also would second what whoopzdaisy said
about behavior – cigarette smoking and
alcohol consumption can be very damaging
to your skin. also train yourself to drink
the right amount of water – you’ll be amazed
what it will do for your hair as well as your
skin – and always use sunscreen on your face –
uv damage is one of the #1 causes of wrinkling.
Exfoliating gently on a regular basis can help
hold the fine lines/wrinkles at bay – you can
use a bit of finely ground oatmeal added to
your regular cleanser to accomplish this.
I’d also recommend going to your local
public library and looking for Paula Begoun’s
book “Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter
Without Me” – she’s a breath of fresh air
explaining what all those different
ingredients in skin care and makeup products
really are and what they really can do/can’t
do. She has very economical suggestions for
skin care – including using hydrogen peroxide
on blemishes instead of fancy/expensive
store-bought preparations, and avoiding
all skin care products with alcohol because
they’ll dry skin out no matter what the
package claims. She has her own product
line and I use a couple of items from it –
they’re not cheap, but they are very
reasonable, and they do for me what they
claim to do.
Cindy in KS
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