We know what you’re thinking—slathering olive oil all over your face would actually cause bigger problems and clog pores. But in actuality, the oil grabs onto other oil-based products, making it a great pre step to remove stubborn eye makeup. Follow it up with warm water and your favourite face wash or wipe.
Combine sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil for a chapped-lip fix. You can also add a splash of lemon juice for its acidic exfoliating properties and expand this recipe for your whole body.
Olive oil bath
One of Sophia Loren’s favourites, to prepare the olive oil bath, just add 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into your bathtub and you are done! This simple, yet amazing beauty secret can make your skin soft and very smooth.
Alternatively, massage your body with the extra virgin olive oil before hopping into your bathtub, after you finish taking your bath, pat your skin dry and wipe away the excess oil.
Olive oil homemade face masks
Mix one egg yolk with a tablespoon of olive oil (If you also want to whiten and brighten your skin, add a teaspoon of lemon juice, as it’s rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin C). Apply this mixture to your clean face for 5 -10 minutes; rinse with warm, then cold water. This olive oil homemade face mask can be used for normal or dry skin types, and adds a wonderful glow to your skin.
Use it to Smooth Your Hair
The vitamin E found in olive oil can help reduce dandruff, just mix a teaspoon of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon and apply to the scalp. In drier months, you can add olive oil to your hair to help smooth away split ends.
It Softens Cuticles
It’s important to keep cuticles supple so they don’t crack and split, which can allow bacteria and fungus to get under the nail, just apply a drop to cuticles at night before you go to bed for wonderfully healthy nails.
Olive oil contains potent antioxidants, these include vitamin E and polyphenols, which help to gather and neutralise free radicals that can otherwise damage the skin and advance the appearance of aging. You can use it as a daytime moisturiser or a mask, just leave it on your skin for 15 minutes before rinsing.