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Can olive oil be used for massage in summer also?

Discussion in 'Infants' started by babychinnu, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. babychinnu

    babychinnu Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Ladies,

    Can olive oil (or any oil) can be used for massage on my 5 month old baby in this hot summer also?

    Please advice. If any alternative, do let me know.

    Deepchiran.
     
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  2. loonypooh

    loonypooh Silver IL'ite

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    yes we massage zoey with olive oil everyday before bath...
     
  3. sumanr

    sumanr Silver IL'ite

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    Doesn't Olive oil darken the skin?
    Or may be it is due to the oiliness that it leaves ?
     
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    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hey, I had the same experience with olive oil. It seemed to darken my DS's skin. I think it is just the high viscosity. The skin looks greasy. I use almond oil now. It is a lot lighter and just as good.
     
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    loonypooh Silver IL'ite

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    ramya we use almond oil as well as olive. zoey is fairer than wat she was at birth, lol
     
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    sumanr Silver IL'ite

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    I used olive oil initially and when i 'thought' it was beginning to darken, i switched to almond oil....

    Pooh - do u mix both?
     
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    loonypooh Silver IL'ite

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    no ramya, watever is available i use, i used to mix before, but really this skin darkening is a myth
     
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    tikka Gold IL'ite

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    the logical part of my brain is wondering at this, Rums. Isn't the skin colour determined by the content of melanin. Does olive have some kind of colouring agent in them? I think it is our conditioning because we keep reading about "olive skin" when they talk about darker skinned europeans?!? I use "nallennai" now a days and it does look like my skin is tanned, but then I also have very little dry skin now!
     
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    sumanr Silver IL'ite

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    Tikka - I think it is what gauri said ..... it is greasy and hence the skin may appear to be darker and may be oily.
     
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    lee50 Silver IL'ite

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    Deepchiran,

    Olive and coconut oils can be used this summer as they are cooling in nature. Do not keep any oils over the body, just massage and wash off immediately.
     

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