Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Beauty Secret: Extra Virgin Olive Oil



A few years ago a girlfriend mentioned that she used olive oil on her skin to keep it soft and then while I was in school my teacher mentioned it again so I tried it. Olive Oil applied to the skin, hair and nails, and is an excellent way to moisturize.

Pour some oil into an old empty lotion bottle or a new squeeze bottle and after your shower apply a little bit of (Cold Pressed) Extra Virgin Olive Oil onto slightly damp skin and rub it in until its somewhat absorbed. I would recommend you do this after a night time shower before bed because it can stain certain fabrics.

I was so curious about this that I did some research and found some other tips for you guys...

To moisturize the skin, apply olive oil to dry spots or stretch marks. You will love how soft and supple your skin feels!

Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil to build strong fingernails and soften cuticles. Apply a teaspoon or so of Olive Oil to your hands and nails overnight, then put gloves on. Wear them overnight. Gradually you’ll notice a big difference in the strength of your nails. They will become much more resistant to cracking, breaking, chipping, or tearing.

I’ve also read that Olive Oil, applied to the scalp can help prevent hair loss. To do this, massage it into the scalp overnight for at least 8 days. Let it work on the scalp overnight and shampoo and condition in the morning. I don’t know if this is true or not, but it might be worth a try.

Keep in mind that applying any type of oil to your hair may be hard to shampoo out right away and may leave hair a bit limp and flat for a few days but I'm guessing the outcome is worth it.

Have you tried to moisturize with Olive oil? Do you have any tips.tricks you want to share? Leave me a comment Id love to hear about it!


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2 comments:

Organic Make Up on April 22, 2009 at 6:08 AM said...

It is wonderful to know that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is so good for moisturizing the skin. I would surely try it out. I had earlier applied olive oil in hair. It was really good in preventing hair fall.

Anonymous said...

i mix it with sugar to make a peeling, i use it on lips, hands and face, even on the body but then i mix it with coffee grounds (i have an old coffee maker ;). this is excellent against my cellulitis, at least i feel so :)it it sooo amazing.
also when i put heavy makeup on, before going to bed i remove it with a cleanser, then dip a little bit of olive oil on a pad and remove the rest that may haven't come off (especially the eye area - mascara or liquid liners). i let my skin absorb the rest and it really looks great, like glowing or something :)

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