This recipe was submitted by Carrie Davis who is a writer and blogger from Europe with a focus on health and lifestyle.
Nature and beauty go hand in hand, which is precisely why more people are showing interest in natural beauty products. The use of natural oils in beauty routine has been vastly popularized for all skin types thanks to the amazing results reported.
It’s only natural for people with dry skin to lean towards oil-based products, but natural oil can make a huge difference for people with oily skin as well as those dealing with blackheads.
In case you’re still new to oils in your beauty regimen, it’s easiest to start with the one that’s readily available, which is none other than olive oil. What’s more, there are several different ways to make it work wonders for your skin.
1. The Oil Cleansing Method
Cleansing your face with olive oil has amazing skin benefits. For starters, it’s very gentle and simple to use, especially as the first cleansing step in the evening to help break up the makeup and remove it from the face.
However, there’s another way to make the most out of olive oil cleansing. Once or twice a week, you can commit to about 15 minutes of gently massaging your face with olive oil and witness the wonder of it removing dead skin cells and extracting blackheads from your skin.
While it’s commonly used for facial cleansing, olive oil can also be used on other parts of your body as preparation for exfoliation or shaving.
Massaging olive oil into the skin and then rinsing it off leaves the skin soft and rejuvenated, which also warrants less damage as well as minimizes the risk of strawberry skin. It’s also a great shaving product on its own; it might take you a while to shave your legs with olive oil but you’ll be blessed with the smoothest skin afterward.
2. The Magically Rejuvenating Hair Mask
We have so many different hair products to choose from these days but nothing can still do the magic just like an olive oil can.
Of course, you shouldn’t use olive oil on your hair too frequently as it can make it look too greasy. But, as an occasional, twice a month royal treatment, you really can’t go wrong!
If you suffer from dry and brittle hair, simply apply a generous amount of olive oil to your hair from tips to roots before going to bed, sleep on it, and then thoroughly wash your hair in the morning as you usually would.
You’ll notice the results immediately as your hair will be fuller, shinier, and overall healthy-looking.
3. Elevate Your Beauty from the Inside
As you already know, olive oil is widely used in cooking. In general, olive oil has great health benefits.
Thanks to its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, not only does it manage the balance inside your body, but it also allows that health to shine through your skin, making it radiant and youthful.
Of course, when you’re choosing an olive leaf dietary supplement for the oral part of your health and beauty routine, it’s imperative that you take the time to do your research about the best brands available.
Not all olive oils are created equal when it comes to the health benefits from consumption, which is why you should know all the information before taking it.
4. Use Olive Oil as a Skin Treatment
Olive oil does not only provide great skin benefits after washing it off, but it has amazing skin healing powers when you use it as a treatment or lotion. The most popular use of olive oil, in this case, is a repair treatment for cracked heels and dry cuticles.
If you want to help your cuticles heal and make your nails healthier, simply massage olive oil into the skin and sleep with the beauty gloves on. In case you want to use it on heels, make sure to exfoliate them first before applying olive oil. Tip: sleep in your socks to get even better results!
However, not that many people know just how effective olive oil can be as an eye cream or a body lotion. All you need is a couple of drops of oil that you can warm up between your hands and then massage into your skin after showering. Your skin will soak up the oil instantly, making it soft, radiant, and smooth.
As it smooths out and brightens the skin, it’s also effective when used as an eye cream. If you deal with dry skin around your eyes, fine lines, and dark circles, start applying a drop of olive oil directly on the skin or mix it in with your regular eye cream.
5. Gentle and Effective Exfoliation
While we have become more invested in chemical peels for our facial skin in recent years, physical exfoliation is still more than necessary for the body, lip scrubs, as well as people with extreme sensitivity to acids.
This is where olive oil proves useful in the beauty routine once again. Mixing sea salt or brown sugar with olive oil is one of the simplest yet extremely effective ways to create your own scrub. Use it for any area on your body or face you find necessary, and you can be 100% certain you’ll be blessed with smoother and more radiant skin.
The best thing about olive oil is that it’s readily available, simple to store, and easy on the wallet.
That said, don’t hesitate to try it as soon as possible and witness the amazing benefits yourself.
Carrie Davis is writer and blogger from Europe. She is very passionate about family, fashion, health and lifestyle. Carrie writes mostly lifestyle articles, but also you’ll find her in home improvement and other niches.
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