Another great natural item is…Olive oil.
Olive oil is no longer just found on kitchen counters; it already finds its way on our boudoir.
Needless to say, olive oil is now used for beauty purposes.
If you have no idea what olive oil can do, here are some of the new uses of olive oil.
Try one or two of these tips at home, then come back for more!
For the Skin
Olive oil contains Vitamin E apart from its antioxidant properties.
It can be lathered on the body for a more supple skin.
As such, olive oil can be a substitute to lotion. You just have to add 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil into a hot bath.
Olive oil can be mixed with other ingredients like sugar to create a sort of exfoliating cream.
Such a cream must be applied on dry and dark of the skin like knees and elbows.
It can be also applied on the face to remove dead skin cells.
Olive oil has amazing cleansing properties hence it can be used as a cleanser.
Olive oil penetrates deep down the pores, removing dirt and other particles in the process.
Simply, massage the olive oil in the skin and remove the residue with a warm washcloth.
As it moisturizes the skin, olive oil can be also used in smoothing and healing the skin particularly the acne scars.
A few drops of olive oil lathered onto the scar everyday can lighten and flatten acne scars.
For the Hair:
Warm olive oil can be mixed with a cup of cooled boiled water and be used as a hair conditioner.
Apply 4 to 5 tablespoons (or as necessary) of the mixture onto your dampened hair before massaging into the hair ends avoiding the scalp.
Let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes before washing your hair.
Olive oil, about 2 tablespoons, should be combined with a ½ cup of mayonnaise and an egg to create mask mixture.
Afterwards, apply the mixture to the hair, working your way up from the ends. Avoid putting the mixture on your scalp.
Leave it on for about 20 minutes before washing your hair as usual.
Warm olive oil can be applied to damaged hair. Afterwards, wrap it with a towel and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
Remove the olive oil residue by showering as usual. Do this for once a week.
This is also perfect for taming frizzy hair, leaving it smoother and more manageable after each treatment.
For the face:
For dry facial skin, mix one tablespoon of smashed avocado, one tablespoon olive oil, and one tablespoon honey.
For oily and acne prone facial skin, mix the egg white of one egg and a tablespoon of honey, milk and olive oil.
For both, apply the mixture on the face for 20 minutes to 1 hour before washing it as usual.
Olive oil (1/4 cup) can be mixed with ½ cup of brown sugar and 2 Vitamin E capsules to make a facial scrub.
Mix all the ingredients and then apply and massage it on your face. Scrub the face for about a minute before washing it as usual.
Spray a few amount of olive oil on the area to be shaved for a smoother and silkier finish, and save yourself from the chemical preservatives contained in commercial shaving cream.
Wash the area as usual after shaving.
Olive oil can be placed into a small spray bottle.
Mix it with water before shaking well. Make sure that the olive oil is well diluted. Moisten a cotton ball with the olive oil-water mixture and then, wipe the makeup off your face.
Wipe the makeup off completely and wash your face afterwards.
Makeup Brush Conditioner
Makeup brush harbors bacteria hence you have to clean it, too.
Get one paper towel and then put a few drops of olive oil into it.
Swirl the makeup brush around on the paper towel.
Next, rinse the brush using an alcohol-free shampoo or any cleanser for softer, shinier, and cleaner makeup brush.
For the lips:
Mix a tablespoon of olive oil with a tablespoon of honey.
Next, put it on your lips using your finger for smoother and moistened lips throughout the day.
Put it in a small container so that you may use it. However, it can be only used on the same day the mixture is prepared.
Olive oil can be used on chapped lips. Olive oil can be used in removing dead skin cells on your lips.
Mix granulated sugar with a tablespoonful of olive oil.
Make sure that there is more sugar than olive oil. Mix it until you achieve the desired consistency.
Then, massage the mixture onto the lips and let it penetrate your lips better.
Wipe it off with a clean washcloth afterwards.
For the hands and feet:
Aside from moisturizing the entire hands and feet, it can be used in protecting and repairing the cuticles against any damage.
Just apply a few drops of olive oil on the nails, letting it penetrate the sides of each nail. Wash it as usual afterwards.
When you hear the word ‘olive oil’, you automatically think of cooking. However, olive oil is no longer confined in the kitchen.
In fact, olive oil is increasingly becoming popular as a beauty product it can be used on the entire body including the skin, face, hair, lips, and hands and feet.