Extra-virgin olive oil is full of vitamins and nutrients. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, K, iron, unsaturated fatty acids, chlorophyll and many other goodies. Among its benefits there are: reducing bad cholesterol, it protects the liver, it helps to fight against breast cancer, improves memory, prevents depression and the list could go on for a while.
Here are a few ways to use olive oil in beauty treatments:
You can use it to remove your makeup and due to the fact that it has a delicate action and does not contain any irritating components, you can even use it on the area around your eyes, which is sensitive and requires special attention.
It is also helpful in reducing fine lines and preventing wrinkles. Use it after you take a shower or wash your face with warm water and massage it in until completely absorbed.
If you mix it with sea salt you get yourself an efficient scrub which you can use to exfoliate the dead skin cells and regenerate your skin.
Add a few drops of olive oil to your bath and your skin will certainly be thankful. Some shower gels leave the skin dry, but if you use this trick you won’t have to deal with that.
You can also use olive oil to treat acne. Mix one teaspoon of olive oil with a few drops of essential lavender oil and apply on affected areas. You will see results in a few days.
If you have dry hands, use olive oil to hydrate them. Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 drops of essential olive oil. Massage our hands with the mixture, put on plastic gloves and leave to act overnight.
To fight against hair fall, massage olive oil on your scalp, cover with plastic foil and leave to act overnight. Repeat the treatment for 10 days.
Olive oil is also great to treat cracked heels and dry elbows due to its powerful moisturizing properties and the nutrients it contains. To get rid of cracked heels, apply extra-virgin olive oil. To treat dry elbows, cut a lemon in half and drizzle a few drops of olive oil on. Massage your elbows with the lemon for 10 minutes.