Beauty Benefits of Olive Oil

Looking for healthy alternatives to beauty products with ingredients you can pronounce? The beauty benefits of olive oil have been around since ancient times, long before the advent of the cosmetic industry.

Olive oil can be used for nearly everything from balms to moisturizers. Here are a few simple and quick ways to benefit from the oil’s anti-aging antioxidants and hydrating squalene.

(Source: “12 Unexpected Beauty Uses for Olive Oil“, Allure.com)

olive oil beauty benefits1. Preshampoo Hair Treatment
Apply warm olive oil freely to the ends of hair and scalp and leave in for 10-20 minutes. Follow with shampoo.

2. Lip Scrub
Looking for a chapped-lip solution? Mix coarse sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil, and add a splash of lemon juice for added flavor and acidic exfoliating properties. This recipe can also be used for the whole body.

3. Eye-Makeup Remover
Slather olive oil around the face as pre-cleanser for hard to remove eye makeup. Afterwards wash with warm water and a pH-balanced face wash.

4. Shine Serum
Add an extra-glossy finish to your hair by rubbing a few drops of olive oil on flyaway ends.

5. Shaving Cream
Apply olive oil in place of shaving cream to avoid razor burn and bumps?

6. Antibacterial Balm
For a homemade antibacterial balm, mix olive oil with lavender, calendula, and tea tree oil to ward off germs and scarring.

7. Eczema Remedy
Olive oil works great as an allover treatment for extra-dry skin, including eczema.

Got an old bottle of olive oil sitting in the cabinet? Think about using it for its beauty benefits, and purchase a new bottle of Salud de Paloma for your cooking needs.

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