How to Use Olive Oil for Your Beauty The recent frenzy about Olive oils is not just some awkward coincidence. People going mad over the extra virgin or the normal sort of olive oil is because it is good, both for health and skin.
Olive oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids, and is good for a sensitive skin. Loaded with vitamin E and A, olive oil allows the skin to maintain its elasticity and softens it. Olive oil is a powerful ingredient of anti ageing skin care products, and rich in antioxidants.
It also prevents the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and nourishes, rejuvenates and protects the skin. Needless to say you can use olive oil for your beauty requirements. The good news does not stop here because olive oil is also great for your hair!
Famous Italian actress of yesteryear, Sophia Lauren had once said that she loves to take olive oil baths. It sure sounds extravagant, but it is simple enough.
You just need to add 5 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil into your bath tub and that’s it, you are good to go! This is a simple beauty tip which is amazing to make your skin soft and very smooth. You could also massage your body with extra virgin olive oil before bathing and after you finish just pat your skin dry and wipe the excess oil away. You would be surprised to see the difference.
Very easy to use and quick to accomplish, the olive oil hair treatment just requires 15 minutes of your time. Mix one egg yolk with two table spoons of olive oil and one tea spoon of lemon juice and keep this mask on your hair for about 15 minutes after applying it. Then finally wash it off with shampoo and conditioner. You will find that you hair is softer and shinier. Or you could simply apply olive oil to your hair and wash it off with shampoo later.
Yet another use for olive oil is that it can be used as an eye cream. The olive oil will nourish your skin around the eyes which is generally tender and soften the fine lines. You just need to dab the olive oil gently under your eyes before you hit the bed at night or also in the morning. Always keep your olive oil eye cream in the fridge.
You could use olive oil homemade face masks, and this too is relatively easy. Just mix one egg yolk to a table spoon of olive oil, and additionally you could also add a tea spoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on your clean face for about 5 to 10 minutes and then rise with warm water, followed by cold water. The mask can be very well used for normal or dry skin types and it will give you a wonderful glow!
You can also take care of your nails and beautify them with the help of olive oils, use olive oil to strengthen them. Soak your nails in slightly warm olive oil and repeat this treatment once or twice a week. You will find that you have strong, shiny and healthy nails. Be nail happy!
Beauty definitely lies in the eye of the beholder, but you also ought to try and display something admirable. Olive oil seems to have the answer to that.
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