Olive oil is the perfect beauty solution. Winter, spring, summer or fall, using a good quality extra virgin olive oil will help moisture (and heal) your skin and hair.
I use EVOO every day as a beauty product in many ways and I have had fantastic results! Face, skin, nails and hair.
The trick is to make sure your olive oil is extra virgin and high quality –that’s where the magic is.
Here are 6 ideas you can easily adapt into your daily routine:
- Quickly and easily remove stubborn makeup with a solution of filtered water and olive oil. Simply combine ⅓ cup water and 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil in a small bottle. Shake vigorously and then dab lightly onto a cotton ball. Remove makeup with a few swipes of the cotton ball and then finish with a light cleanser and moisturizer.
- Exfoliate rough skin with a homemade salt scrub. Combine a half cup of coarse sea salt with a half cup of olive oil. Massage gently into elbows, knees and heels for 1-2 minutes and then rinse off in a warm shower. Got a little extra time? Hop in the tub for a longer soak and even softer skin.
- Soften and moisturize your cuticles with ½ teaspoon of olive oil. Rub a few drops into the base of each nail, allowing the oil to absorb in 2-5 minutes. The moisture will help prevent cracking and hangnails.
- Take the sting out of winter with a deep conditioning treatment for your hair. Combine ⅓ cup of your regular conditioner with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil. Starting at the scalp, work the mixture through the ends and leave on for 5-7 minutes. Rinse and style as normal for super soft tresses.
- Keep your pout perfect with a sugar scrub. Combine 1 tablespoon of brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix thoroughly and apply to massage into lips. Leave on for 1-2 minutes and then remove with a warm washcloth. Finish with a light application of your favorite lip balm.
- Help strengthen and lengthen your lashes and brows with an application of olive oil. Using a Q-tip, carefully work a light coating of the oil into your eyelashes and eyebrows just before bed. In the morning, remove the coating with a warm cloth.
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