The Benefits of Olive Oil ~ Beauty Saturdays

As part of the New Year there are new additions to my growing blog. Today I’ll be sharing with everyone my research on the benefits of olive oil.

Daily people research new, natural and cheap ways to groom themselves. Olive oil does have many medical benefits but what I’m about to share with you guys is more along the lines of beauty.

Olive oil is a brilliant product that helps with your skin, hair and nails.

Skin.

When applied to the skin olive oil will penetrate deep and will last long as a moisturizer. It helps to keep the skin smooth. It can be used as either a night or daily moisturizer. When using it to moisturize your face a nickel size drop will do the trick. People recommend using extra virgin olive oil. 

Another use of olive oil for the skin is that it is great for scars. Whether it is a cat scratch or acne scars, it will work to smooth and dull the colour of the scar.

Olive oil can also be used to help with removing make up.  Just take a cosmetic cotton pad and add some olive oil, gently pass it over your face. Repeat the action until the cotton pad isn’t picking up anymore make up. Your face will feel healthy and moisturized. You should use your regular face wash afterwards to take off the oil.

Many people suffer from the problem of having dry skin. Making a homemade exfoliator and using olive oil as one of the ingredients is a great idea. A homemade exfoliator will save money in the long run.

One recipe I plan on using is an “Olive Oil Sugar Scrub” I found on the  “Natural Skin Care Woman by Nature.” The recipe requires you to get 1/2 cup of sugar, white or brown are both fine, and 1/3 cup of olive oil. Put the sugar into a bowl or jar and slowly add the olive oil whiles mixing it until you get your desired consistency. You can use the scrub in the shower and also just on your face after steaming it with a warm wet cloth.

Nails.

Our nails go through quite a lot and after all that they need a bit of TLC. Olive oil is a great alternative cuticle treatment instead of going out and buying a cuticle treatment. You can just take a bit of olive oil and rub it on your nails beds. Do this and you will have healthier and stronger nails!

Hair.

Deep conditioning my hair is something I do weekly. With everything we put our hair through throughout the week our hair deserves some special treatment. You can warm some olive oil in a cup or bowl in a microwave but make sure it isn’t super hot because you don’t want to burn yourself. Start by putting your ends into the bowl and work your way up until all of your hair and scalp is covered. Put on a plastic shower cap and wait 10-15 minutes then shampoo. Lather the shampoo at your roots to get rid of the oil but try not to lather the ends too much because they will benefit from the oil.

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