Olive oil and skin
Cosmetics whose main ingredient is olive oil are getting more and more popular. My skin proved to be very responsive to it from the very start. Although skin takes longer to absorb olive oil due to its density, it is used in massages and as base oil in aromatherapy. It also has a positive effect on dehydrated and sensitive skin, and its regular use keeps away stretch marks, and reduces itching and different rashes. Pure olive oil also helps with minor skin inflammations.
Olive oil is a great alternative to commercial face cleansers. It ensures excellent results and simple application. All you need to do is put a few drops of oil on a cotton ball and clean the residual make-up from your face. With regular use, you will notice the thin and delicate skin around your eyes becoming smoother. You will be particularly delighted to notice the lines on your face softening. After cleaning your face with olive oil, you don’t need to apply a moisturizer.
Face and hair mask
Face and hair demand special care, and the face and hair mask is the little secret of great masters. In order to prepare it, mix an egg yolk with olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your hair and/or face, leave it for a half an hour and then rinse. If you have applied the mask to your hair, rinse it out with shampoo, and if you have dry skin or hair, leave out the lemon juice in the mixture.
Why stop at your face and hair when you can do something for your entire body? After a shower, try out my favorite scrub made of olive oil and salt. Take an equal amount of the two, mix them up and let the salt soak up the oil, and then rub the exfoliator over your entire body. At the end, rinse it thoroughly by alternating hot and cold water. Instead of the salt, you can also use sugar, but sea salt is rich in minerals such as magnesium, potassium and sodium. They stimulate your metabolism, exfoliate the skin thoroughly, reduce inflammations and heal lacerations, while olive oil provides the skin with nutrients and makes it more elastic. Base your decision on whether to use coarse or fine salt on how sensitive your skin is. If you have dry or rough elbows, dip a half of a lemon into olive oil and rub your elbows with it for five minutes.
The sun tanning lotion that will give you a nice bronze tan is also very easy to make at home. Add grated carrots to olive oil and leave the mixture in the sun for about ten days before you can begin using your very own sun tanning lotion. It does not protect you from UV rays and it is best to use it when the sun is not too strong, either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. In addition, you should not expose your skin to the sun for too long, ten minutes is quite enough, and if you get light sunburns, apply pure olive oil to your skin.