Olive oil is well-known for its overall health and beauty benefits and finds utility in cooking, skin and hair care, and in preventive and healing remedies. It is very beneficial for skin and hair, and is used as a base ingredient in many skin care products like skin creams, cleansers and moisturizers. A beautiful and clear skin tone is what this oil has to offer. So lets unfold some beauty secrets of this miraculous oil
Beauty Benefits Of Olive Oil:
If you have dry skin, a massage once a week with olive oil is perfect as it penetrates deep into the skin layer and nourishes it. It has got an ingredient called squalene that improves the elasticity of your skin. Soaps that contain olive oil have less Ph levels as compared to others, and are gentle for the skin. Baby massages can also be done using olive oil.
Hair Nourishment :
Nourishing your hair with a mix of egg yolks and olive oil would help renew damaged hair cells, and deep condition them, making them shiny and lustrous. The hydroxytyrosol has anti ageing properties and this makes the hair shaft and root strong.
If you have brittle toenails, the best remedy is a smear of olive oil before you sleep at night. Like castor oil, which has similar benefits, olive oil soothes, heals and nourishes nails and cuticles around the nail bed making them grow stronger. If you have time, you can also soak your feet in a bowl of warm water with a few spoons of olive oil, lemon juice and any other fragrant aromatherapy oil (just a drop).
Olive oil applied around the eyes will help reduce dark circles. You can also use it to remove eye makeup instead of a chemical based cream or astringent, as the oil will be nourishing too. You can find polyphenols in olive oil that have anti ageing and anti inflammatory properties that nourishes the skin.
For those who want to avoid chapped or dark lips, dab olive oil, especially if you are going out in the sun. Olive oil has essential vitamin E that helps protect dry lips and skin from strong UV rays.