Use of olive oil for skin

Olive oil is not just a Mediterranean staple that you can drizzle on your salad or cook pasta with. It is much more than that. Olive oil has been used on skin since ancient times—even Cleopatra was a fan. From using it in the hair to using it on the eyebrows, olive oil isn't new to the beauty industry, yet still there's a lot to learn about its efficacy. 

Some of the benefits of olive oil for skin.

  1. Antioxidants in olive oil that fights free radical damage
  2. The fatty acid protects your liver from oxidative stress
  3. Prevents sign of photo-aging and sun damage
  4. Removes makeup like waterproof mascara and eyeliner
  5. Nourishes eyelashes like a conditioner

Here I am listing some of usage of extra virgin olive oil for skin and how you can include it in your daily routine.

  1. Moisturize skin You need 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil (Elevo Blue Sea) 

    1. After you have showered, leave your skin a little damp and massage the olive oil onto your face.
    2. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and then wash off with lukewarm water.

    Note: If you have dry skin, apply the oil to your face before going to bed, and let it stay on overnight. You can remove the oil in the morning with the help of a gentle face wash and some warm water.

  2. Improve skin with this mask 
    Ingredients
    • 1/3 cup of yogurt
    • ¼ cup of honey
    • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
    Application
    1. Mix the ingredients thoroughly till you get a thick solution.
    2. Apply this solution on your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes.
    3. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

    You can follow this remedy once a week.

  3. Remove Makeup
    Ingredients
    • 1/3 cup of yogurt
    • ¼ cup of honey
    •  2 teaspoons of olive oil
    Application
    1.  Dip a couple of cotton balls in olive oil and rub them over your face to remove makeup.
    2. You can also moisten a cotton pad with olive oil and use it to remove eye makeup In addition to removing makeup, the oil can also soften the skin around your eyes.
  4. Anti-aging Properties You can delay these signs of aging with olive oil.
    Ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
    • A pinch of sea salt
    Application
    1. Massage your face with a few drops of olive oil.
    2. Mix the remaining oil with sea salt to make an exfoliate.
    3. Add the lemon juice for a refreshing feeling.
    4. Rub this mixture on those areas on your face that are dry, rough, and scaly.

 

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