Will Drinking Straight Olive Oil Or Moisturizing With It Help Your Skin?

Olive oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and is high in polyphenols, which have protective qualities for the body’s tissues. It has also been linked to improved skin moisturization, anti-aging effects, and relief from sun damage. Olive oil can be used on the skin on its own or as part of skincare products such as facial cleansers or lotions. Anecdotal stories claim that drinking olive oil can help with skin moisturization, detoxify your body, soothe your stomach, and even aid weight loss. What are your thoughts LiveTribers? Will drinking straight olive oil or moisturizing with it help your skin?

Posted by on 19 Mar 2024

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    I think after the digestion system takes the oil through not much of the active ingredients could be absorbed.

    Posted by XIAOYANG on 19 Apr 2024

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    I don't the body will moisture the skin since it has to go through the digestive system, then the blood to skin. It's probably more effective to just apply directly to help trap oils that keep your skin hydrated.

    Posted by Kaede on 19 Apr 2024

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    Personally I wouldn't drink it straight. I do use it regularly with mince, onions and garlic when I fry it. I also use it as a dressing on salad. It would be an excellent moisturiser on the skin.

    Posted by tassiegirl on 19 Apr 2024

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    Just in the reasonable amounts, like any other natural product :)

    Posted by Guntis on 19 Apr 2024

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    I am happy to have it with dukka, or in a dressing or even as the dressing, but doubt I would drink it myself. It is used in the soap I use and in my hair shampoo, so I am using it for moisturising in that way.

    Posted by CILLY0 on 12 Apr 2024

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    Lots of people use olive oil for different things - food, soap, body oil, hair conditioner; it is very versatile and very good for the body. Vinegar is what is used for gut cleansing, but olive oil is perfectly fine for consume and it has many health benefits including anti oxident.

    Posted by Monicag8 on 12 Apr 2024

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    Mediterranean Women have used it on body and hair for centuies

    Posted by sandlover on 11 Apr 2024

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    Olive oil is marvellous but I think it is best taken with food rather than drinking it straight (I think the same about apple cider vinegar: just make a salad dressing with it! Much more palatable!) I have not used it to moisturise my skin but have used it on my hair with good effect ; )

    Posted by Spiderwoman on 03 Apr 2024

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    I used it as massage oil.

    Posted by Zi on 03 Apr 2024

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    I use olive oil for cooking but I wouldnt care to drink it straight. I dont even eat olives

    Posted by redbatz on 03 Apr 2024

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    I would not recommend drinking it unless your using it as a laxative!

    Posted by Jigsaw on 03 Apr 2024

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    I'm not sure if I would be keen to drink it but I do believe that it's good to use on your hair if you have dry hair.

    Posted by cindy on 03 Apr 2024

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    Drinking straight olive oil may cause digestive discomfort and doesn't necessarily improve skin health. However, using olive oil as a moisturizer can be beneficial for some skin types, as it's rich in antioxidants and healthy fats that can nourish and hydrate the skin.

    Posted by topa on 03 Apr 2024

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    I believe cod liver oil used to be the go to remedy for what ever ailments one had many years ago - perhaps olive oil is this century's cod liver oil then again it might just be any fad

    Posted by stratman on 03 Apr 2024

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    I take a table spoon of olive oil every day and feel that it helps with general health. It's great for heart health, keeps everything moving well and staying regular. They say staying healthy on the inside keeps you healthy on the outside.

    Posted by SagoLeo on 03 Apr 2024

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    Olive oil stains clothing so it’s not great as a moisturiser. Most olive oils are pretty strong for drinking on their own. I rather just use as per normal in cooking.

    Posted by tutti_cutie on 03 Apr 2024

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    I have used olive oil in cooking for years. When I was pregnant (3 times) I rubbed baby oil into my tummy etc. every day and especially when I felt the skin pulling and had a few squirts in my bath and I have no stretch marks. My sisters did the same with also a good outcome. I do not think I could drink it and think it would be unnecessary if you use it in cooking anyway. Same result I would think.

    Posted by coaster on 01 Apr 2024

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    I have a sip of the liquid coconut oil( mfc) but olive oil alone no. :) Using it in cooking and as salad dressing is a great way to get the goodness in. I do use it on my skin but generally mix it with liquid coconut and avocado oils. All purchased from the supermarket.. :) It's smooth, natural and has no nasties. :)

    Posted by littleblackbird on 24 Mar 2024

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    I don't think I would be able to drink olive oil because it's thick and I would think tastes terrible. I have used oil on my skin, didn't notice any difference, but it did make my clothes greasy and discoloured.

    Posted by Paula on 23 Mar 2024

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    That is one of the craziest postings I have ever seen. Why would you want to put pure olive oil on your skin? it is far too greasy and surely in the sun you would burn. Years ago there was scientific proof that putting oil on your skin before sunbaking caused irreparable damage and cancers. Cooking with extra virgin olive oil and using it in dips etc. should give you sufficient benefits without the dangers of coating yourself and drinking excess.

    Posted by Eileen on 23 Mar 2024

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    They used to say put butter on burns also. Silly ideas. My son was badly burnt and aloe vera from the plant direct worked wonders. Olive oil or any oil would cook the skin.

    Posted by coaster on 01 Apr 2024

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    Well I must say "You learn something new every day

    Posted by Robyn on 22 Mar 2024

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    Noooooooo! do not drink Olive oil the fat will make it worse. It is a myth that it is good for you, it is extremely high in calories too and you can get more vitamins and nutrients from fresh produce anyday. Moisturize with coconut oil is okay though, not olive oil. Do you have investments in the olive oil industry? The only thing that detoxifies your body is not putting the toxins in and having heavy metal detox smoothies that Anthony Williams recommends.

    Posted by LeafyGreen on 22 Mar 2024

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    I thought cooking with olive oil was great & it’s definitely great for skincare but the idea of drinking it aswell does not seem healthy at all

    Posted by Ajcufubbly on 22 Mar 2024

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    Olive oil should not be drank as such it can be put in little amount on salads or can be used for cooking it is a good moisturiser for skin

    Posted by Sagar on 20 Mar 2024

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    dont care if it did, no way am i drinking it

    Posted by squeekums1 on 19 Mar 2024

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    Drinking Olive oil may cause diarrhoea and small skin 'fat' pimples and will eventually cause GIT gut issues. Using as as skin moisturizer may contribute to better skin health when used in moderation. Don't forget 'fad' diets canbe deadly..... Shane Warne was on a water diet overseas which probably contributed to his negative health status!

    Posted by mact on 19 Mar 2024

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    I'd sooner drink sump oil, it'd taste just as bad. 'Anecdotal stories claim ' another rumour with no proof. Weight loss? Probably from making you vomit as you try to swallow it. I wouldn't consider using olive oil as a moisturiser, it could block pores and could cause pimples and acne. What if you already have oily skin, it'd be very unsuitable IMO.

    Posted by ere on 19 Mar 2024

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    I will give it a try!

    Posted by sulter on 19 Mar 2024

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    Please don't give it a try sulter. I think you would be sorry as I feel it is nonsense. I could think of nothing worse than drinking Olive Oil. Also it would be so sticky on the skin that you would never get rid of it. Please don't believe everything you read!

    Posted by Aussie5 on 23 Mar 2024

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    I tried drinking it some years ago, it's not meant to be drank, and the taste isn't that pleasent. It's meant to be used for foods. As for its so called weight loss? Not really, as it's not low in calories. Detoxify? Olive oil is a bit overated in my opinion. Too much and you can get indigestion. As for the skin, it moistures but I don't think it's really anti-aging. There is lots of it around and some is poor quality. Just use in moderation.

    Posted by MS on 19 Mar 2024

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