All Oiled Up : All About the Beauty Benefits of Olive Oil
All Oiled Up : All About the Beauty Benefits of Olive Oil - Have you ever wondered why a lot of ancient people living in Greece and Egypt have such beautiful skin and hair? Well, it's all attributed to a common kitchen product: olive oil. It is considered a "miracle" product that is used for different beauty purposes! Indeed, olive oil has so many versatile benefits that it can serve as an ideal go-to product or ingredient for dozens of at-home beauty remedies.
The beauty benefits can range from skin to hair. It is always known as a natural moisturizer for the face and body as well as an organic conditioner for the hair. Olive oil is chock full of Vitamin E and Vitamin A. It also has antioxidants that help your body fight free radicals that are responsible for aging.
As a Makeup Remover
Olive oil doesn't clog your pores. It is an all-natural product that will keep your skin feeling smooth without that greasy feel. In fact, if you use it as a moisturizer, it will give you such amazing benefits like you would not believe! No matter how heavy your make up is, this product can definitely remove even the most stubborn of mascaras.
It is definitely non-corrosive. So it is a natural alternative from all of the harsh make up removers that are available in the market. All you have to do is dab your cotton pad into EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), and gently remove your makeup with it.
As a Nourishing Face Mask
Mixing good ol' olive oil with different natural ingredients can help you create effective moisturizing masks that will make your skin more supple. This concoction that I'm going to share with you is great for people who have dry skin. Mix 1/8 cup of olive oil, 1 tbsp. of honey, and egg yolk in a small bowl. Mix them well. You can Apply it on your face and you leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
As a Hand And Foot Softener
Who needs a lotion in a plastic bottle if you can grab one in the kitchen? Apply liberal amounts of olive oil on your hands and feet and then cover them with gloves/socks. Leave it on overnight and rinse it in the morning. I swear you will notice a big difference. Your hands and feet will become as soft as a baby's.
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As an Overall Body Moisturizer
Applying all over your body before going to sleep will ensure that your skin will become so moisturized. A well-moisturized skin will be able to protect your body from some skin conditions.
Remember to only use extra virgin olive oil because this goes through a process where freshly harvested olives are being cold pressed in order to retain its nourishing and beneficial properties.
Tip when shopping for EVOO : a side from reading the label, try to see if the oil is colored green. Green colored olive oil has much higher quality as compared with the yellow one.
Now that we have seen the beauty benefits of olive oil, you may probably be thinking twice about buying expensive high-end moisturizers. If it has worked for a lot of women during ancient times, it will surely work well for you.