Olive oil has been a beauty tool for centuries. It is natural, and Mediterranean women love it. What you may not know about olive oil, it’s that it has many benefits for our faces and bodies.
Everybody has olive oil in their kitchen. It is obviously a culinary oil, but your bottle can come and go between your kitchen and your bathroom. Here are some ways you can use olive oil in your beauty routine.
Removing your makeup
Yes, we all know that pain of having to remove our makeup, especially during summer where we tend to wear waterproof products. Well, that pain is over. I have used olive oil many times to take off any waterproof mascaras, and it works like a charm.
Not only does it remove the mascara, but it also hydrates our eyes. It is not as aggressive as some makeup removers can be. Your skin won’t feel dry afterwards, it is a certainty.
Waterproof mascaras are not the only makeup it works on. You can try any stubborn makeup with olive oil, like glitter and long lasting lipstick !
Save your money on moisturizers
Yes, you read that well. There is no need to spend money on really expensive face moisturizers. You can use olive oil on your face. Only a tiny drop will do the trick. I wouldn’t recommend it if you have oily skin of course. But the hydration and moisture of the oil is really good for your skin. Try it !
If you are not into using it as a moisturizer, use it as a face mask. Take a few drops, rub it onto your hands, and massage it on your face. Leave it for about 30 minutes, and wash it off with a warm cloth or water. Your skin will thank you for it.
Get the shiny hair you dream of
As a Moroccan, I have been using olive oil on my hair pretty much my entire life. I don’t need heavy conditioners and shampoos that claims to make your hair shiny and healthy, I have olive oil for that. My hair routine is simple, I mix castor oil with olive oil and I apply it on my hair for at least one hour. You don’t have to leave it on your hair that long, but in my experience, the longer the better. I used to apply it at night and sleep with it, but if I can give you one piece of advice, don’t. The oils combined together are really thick and will stain your pillow cases, even if you put a towel over-top. And it is really hard to get rid of it.
So, take a few hours for yourself and pamper yourself !
Natural oils contain a numerous of benefits for face, bodies and hair. Don’t hesitate to use them. As a beauty editor, I can tell you there is nothing better than natural products.