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When I talk about olive oil, most people associate it with cooking. Did you know
that olive oil offers many beauty benefits that extend far beyond culinary? Olive
oil skin care is an ancient beauty secret. The Egyptians (think Cleopatra), Greeks,
Phoenicians, and Romans all took full advantage of this prized golden oil. Today,
many beautiful women including Sophia Loren, attribute their beauty to olive oil.
How to Use Olive Oil for Skin
If you are looking for a inexpensive natural way to take care of your skin, then
olive oil is beauty on the cheap. Here’s how to work a little olive oil into your
skin care regimen.
1. Use olive oil as a bath oil. Instead of your regular bath oil, substitute it with
a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Add them to the water you are running for your
bath. The benefits to your skin will be obvious even if it’s the first time you are
using it. Your skin feels supremely soft and dewy instantly after that.
2. Use olive oil as a skin moisturizer. Apply it to the dry areas on any body part
– face, hands elbows, knees, feet, heels – to help your skin regain its natural oil
3. You can massage olive oil on your feet, cover them with cotton socks and wear
to bed for super soft feet in the morning.
4. Rub a bit of olive oil on cuticles and nails for a naturally polished look.
5. Rub a drop of olive oil on your lips in dry weather, preferably before bed. It
keeps your lips from cracking and chapping, especially in winter.
6. Olive oil can also be added to many of the natural facial home recipes. When combined
with some sugar and salt, olive oil makes an excellent scrub and moisturizer. Your
skin will feel silky and moisturized after that.
7. Use olive oil as a night cream. Add vinegar and water in equal proportions to
olive oil to soften and moisturize your skin while you sleep. The vinegar lightens
skin discolorations and helps to exfoliate the skin naturally.
8. Plucked your eyebrows way too much? Massage a small amount of olive oil into eyebrows
at night for a few weeks to grow thicker eyebrows.
9. Olive oil also works wonders on dry hair. Apply olive oil to clean hair and wrap
in a warmed towel. Allow to sit for 20 minutes before you rinse. You can also use
it to tame hair frizz. Just comb a drop olive oil through your hair to control flyaways
10. That’s not all, olive oil can be used as a makeup remover as well as to treat
dandruff, minor skin wounds, eczema, and psoriasis.
Still can’t get enough of this amazing oil? Read on...
One of the most wonderful things about using olive oil for skincare is its unbeatable
versatility. Combine it with any type of berries – strawberry, blueberry, raspberry,
goji berry, cranberry – or even cooked beans to create marvelously hydrating, Vitamin
C enriched face mask for dry skin. If oily skin troubles you, simply add a bit of
oatmeal, or cornstarch, or rice flour to dry up oily patches while controlling shine
How about something out of the usual? Make your own natural adzuki bean face scrub.
Take a small handful of red beans and grind them up in a coffee grinder or blender
until fine. Stir in a small amount of olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
if you are looking to brighten tired skin or lighten hyperpigmented skin. Gently
rub the paste over face for 15-20 seconds and rinse off with lukewarm water.
To use as a facial mask, make a thicker paste by adding more adzuki bean powder and
use less olive oil. You may want to drizzle in some manuka honey to help fade acne
scars. Spread onto clean face and wash off after 10 minutes. It leaves your skin
feeling adequately hydrated with a comfortable non-greasy moisturizing layer, and
not to mention, a really nice rosy glow too!
Heads up if you have sensitive skin. Use adzuki bean facial scrub no more than two
times a week. Also, only purchase organic varieties at health food stores to avoid
residue – pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides – that can cause skin
The beauty secrets of olive oil are revealed. Now go into your kitchen and grab that
bottle of olive oil, and enjoy its beauty benefits right away!
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