Most of the varieties of oil can be used for more than just cooking. They can be used for massage, oil pulling and more. Olive oil, likewise can be used in a several ways. One of the ways you can use it is by adding it to your skin care packs as it comes with properties which promotes healthy skin.
Women in the Mediterranean region have been using it for millennia as a moisturizer, cleanser and general tonic. Therefore, to use olive oil on your own skin, can be very easy and budget friendly as well.
Some skincare products where you can add olive oil
Olive oil can be used by people with dry skin. It softens and moisturizes your skin naturally, and if you want to scrub and remove dead skin cells to brighten your facial tone, tighten pores and lift wrinkles, add a gently abrasive element, such as sugar or salt. For a cleansing scrub, mix 1/2 cup of olive oil with 1 tbsp. of sea salt. Use all over the body, including your face.
You can, in fact make a nourishing moisturizing mask at home using olive oil. Mix 1 tsp. of olive oil with 1 tsp. of honey and a single egg yolk. Stir until smooth, then apply gently to your face and neck. Let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse in lukewarm water, and gently pat your face dry.
Olive oil is a great moisturizer. Olive oil’s chemical distribution is similar to the skin’s own natural oil, or sebum; it softens and smoothens your skin, leaving it supple while locking in moisture.
You can also make a night cream using olive oil. You simply have to mix 1/2 cup of olive oil with 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1/4 cup of water. Splash water on your face, then smooth the mixture over your skin. Apply before bed, and leave on all night. The water will rehydrate your skin, while the olive oil softens and moisturizes; vinegar lightens discolorations, loosens skin tags and kills bacteria