By now, you probably all know that olive oil is one of my favorite beauty products. Whether you’re looking for a DIY, a natural makeup remover or a homemade bath scrub, this Mediterranean staple has a wide array of practical uses.
One of the easiest ways to reap the benefits of olive oil is to use it for its moisturizing capabilities. It contains linoleic acid, which is a compound that prevents water from evaporating. Since the human body doesn’t produce this acid on its own, it’s a great way to moisturize.
Here are three ways to incorporate olive oil into your beauty and skincare regime:
Hair detangler – Simply work a small amount of olive oil through wet hair to get rids of tangles and knots. The goal is to cover all of your hair in a thin layer of the oil so that you can then use your fingers to work through the trouble spots.
Shower oil – This is a great way to moisturize in the shower or bath while your skin is still wet. After washing and rinsing your body, massage olive oil into your skin as an instant moisturizer. If desired, you may also add a few drops of essential oils to give the oil the scent of your choice. You’ll get out of the shower feeling silky smooth with a subtle, satiny sheen over your skin.
Acne Solution – Although it sounds counter-intuitive, some people swear that using olive oil on areas affected by acne is an effective solution. Using three tablespoons of olive oil and four tablespoons of salt, mix the ingredients together into a paste. Then use your fingers to massage it over your face and rinse with warm water.
Will you incorporate olive oil into your beauty routine? Post your own uses of the product in the comments section below!