As we know, olive oil is considered to be one of the most important oils in nature. It is used in all sorts of recipes from making bread to cooking pasta and roasting vegetables.
It also makes a great face wash due to its rich texture and antioxidant content. Olives are the key ingredient in many types of olive oil so make sure to use the same brand for the same benefits.
Olive oil has several uses that have little to do with food preparation. You can mix a few drops into your daily beauty routine or as directed by a doctor to help improve your health.
This article will discuss some reasons why adding olive oil to your personal care regimen is a good idea. Check out these reasons and see if they apply to you!
Disclaimer: This article discusses some potential benefits of using olive oil during self-care routines and maybe even as a medical treatment. The statements made here should not be construed as guarantees of benefit nor replacement for professional medical advice. Please consult a physician before starting any new skincare products or treatments.
Use olive oil as a skin moisturizer
Many people use extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to improve their skin tone and texture. It can be directly applied onto all areas of your face- including the cheeks, forehead, nose, chin, and throat- and spread evenly with your fingers.
Olive oils are sometimes categorized as light or dark depending on how “light” or “strong” they are. The colour does not determine whether it is good for your skin or not; however, we do recommend using lighter-coloured oils first to see if that works for you.
Ways to use olive oil for skin
Many people have heard about the many health benefits of using olive oil, but few know how to use it effectively. It is not hard to find recipes with olive oil in them, but some may need more explanation as to why you should include it.
Olive oil has several uses that are related to improving your overall health and beauty regime. This article will discuss some ways to use olive oil for skin!
There are two main reasons why olive oil can help improve your skin condition- directly or indirectly. Directly, olive oil can aid in dryness caused by excessive washing or the use of alcohol-based products to cleanse. Indirectly, olive oil helps reduce inflammation which could be due to external factors like chemicals, dirt, or infection, or internal factors such as stress or poor gut function.
This article will focus on enhancing the moisture content of the skin and preventing dry skin conditions.
Put some on your face after cleansing
Many people have olive oil as a beauty secret that they do not tell you about. Some prefer it over other oils like coconut or sunflower oil. It is typically used to wash off dry skin or as a moisturizer.
Some people even mix it with their own natural oils to see its effects. This is usually done on areas of the body such as the feet, scalp, and/or hair.
Olive oil can help improve the texture and appearance of dried-out skin caused by frequent water washing.
Use some as a makeup base
Many beauty experts suggest using olive oil as a face wash, moisturizer, primer, or even as an all-in-one nighttime face cream. It can be expensive to buy direct, however!
There are several ways to get your dose of virgin olive oil without spending too much money. For example, you can use trays that contain olive oil as a pretreatment for your make-up like foundations, concealers, and other products. Or you can mix it with your own product – we have recipes here!
Olive oils are also known to improve the function and appearance of the skin. This could mean improving moisture and dryness, reducing inflammation, or both. Some people say that rubbing olive oil onto your hands every day will help prevent wrinkles!
Topic and conclusion
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Use extra virgin olive oil to care for your skin by mixing it into your daily skincare regime or applying directly. It may even be used as an alternative to professional-level treatments and formulas.
Mix with some toner
Many people have olive oil as a cooking ingredient or apply it to their skin as a beauty aid. When using olive oil directly on your face, wash it off!
Olive oils are not totally safe when used directly on the skin. Some studies show that olive oil can cause dryness in the skin. This may be problematic if your goal is to enhance moisture in the skin.
If you do choose to use olive oil directly on your facial area, also make sure to wash it off properly. Most importantly, use a soft cloth to remove all excess oil.
Another option is to mix one part olive oil with two parts toner. Both of these ingredients will help keep your skin hydrated and awake! Toners that contain alcohol are an excellent choice because they work similarly to how olive oil removes surface layers of dried-out skin.
Use some as a natural sunblock
As we mentioned before, olive oil is known to be rich in antioxidants that help protect your skin from oxidative damage. These include vitamin A, which helps keep your skin soft and moisturized, and polyphenols, which work like sunscreen you’re probably already using – they block UV light.
Olive oils are often considered healthier than other oils due to their higher content of what’s called oleic acid. This is because it doesn’t oxidize or go bad easily; it keeps the oil stable and shelf-stable.
Because olive oil is quite thick, use it directly as a face cream rather than diluting it with water first. It may also slightly tan your skin if enough is applied.
Mix with some lotion
As we mentioned before, olive oil is known to be an incredible natural skin moisturizer. When using olive oil directly onto your face, wash your face first with a cleanser that does not contain alcohol or trionic acid.
Then, apply your favourite toning concealer under your eyes as needed. Then, mix one drop of extra-virgin olive oil into your own homemade cream base (we recommend our Best Overnight Serum) and spread it across your entire face. Let sit for a few minutes until it has fully absorbed, then rinse well.
Your skin will look and feel so much tighter and improved! This article also discussed some potential benefits of using olive oil on your facial hair.
Use some as a hair oil
Many beauty experts recommend olive oil as a natural way to improve your skin’s health and tone of moisture. It can be used directly onto the skin or mixed into a cream or lotion base, then applied topically.
Olive oil is known for its antioxidant properties that help prevent oxidative damage in the body. This includes protecting you from sun exposure by acting as an anti-photosensitive agent, helping keep dry skin moist, and promoting healthier circulation.
Oil also aids in washing off leftover cosmetics and dirt, preventing skin irritations and redness. When using olive oil as a cosmetic ingredient, try one drop per 1 ounce (30 ml) of product — too much extra oil is not recommended.
Something important to remember when using olive oil as a cosmetic ingredient is to only use pure, food-grade oils. Varying sources say either do not to use “extraction” or “refined” olive oils due to possible chemicals left over from the process.