Olive oil is great for many things, mainly as a healthy oil alternative for cooking, but after reading this, you may want to move the olive oil that you have in your kitchen counter into your beauty cabinet.
Olive oil is loaded with anti-aging antioxidants and hydrating squalene, making it the absolute best for hair, skin, and nails. So here are a few ways that you can use your favourite cooking oil to keep you looking and feeling beautiful, smooth and naturally young.
The fatty acids that olive oil is made up of help to coat your hair, helping to keep it healthy and protected. Giving the outer layers of your hair a sleeker, smoother, and healthier appearance. Apply a generous amount of olive oil to hair, paying close attention to the ends. Then wrap your hair in a warm damp towel, leave on for 10-20 minutes then rinse off and shampoo as normal.
If you’re tired of walking around with dull lifeless hair, try adding some olive oil before you leave the house to give it back some life. All you have to do is add a few drops of olive oil on your hair after styling for an extra-glossy finish.
Having healthy cuticles are essential for growing long, strong nails. So to help soften your cuticles and help to grow your nails just add some olive oil to the mix next time you are doing a mani-pedi.
Do you suffer from extra dry skin or chronic eczema? Just add some olive oil to your daily beauty regime; it is a superb moisturizer, which is why it works great as an all-over treatment for extra-dry skin.
If you have run out of eye make up remover, worry no more- just head to the kitchen and grab some olive oil. Using olive oil to help remove eye make up is incredibly effective as the oil grabs onto other oil-based products, removing the makeup with ease. Once your make-up has been removed, rinse your face with warm water and your usual face wash.
If you have run out of shaving cream and can’t get a nice smooth finish with just water. Before you head into the shower grab some olive oil from the kitchen, oil acts as a natural lubricant to avoid those annoying shaving bumps from appearing.
If you can never seem to control your hairs frizz, worry no more, adding olive oil to your hair helps to moisturizes, and smooth down the split ends taming the frizz and the flyaway hairs. Especially if you frequently add heat to your hair; after straightening, put some olive oil in your hair to moisturize and add a bit of weight to the ends, keeping your hair in place and looking smooth..
Fitness professional, studied health and fitness for a large portion of my life , even completed my degree in Sports Science. I am currently based in Barbados and just wanted a platform to be able to share and involve anyone who is interested in health and fitness and might not know where to go or how to begin.