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5 Ways To Use Olive Oil For Daily Beauty Routine

Updated on July 22, 2015

5 Ways To Use Olive Oil For Daily Beauty Routine

Olive oil is packed and loaded with nutrients, which not only makes it a very healthy ingredient in cooking but also as a staple in many beauty and cosmetic products. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E which smooths and nourishes skin. Its antioxidant properties prevents aging of skin and is also beneficial for hair, nails etc.Regular massage with olive oil improves blood circulation.This single ingredient can be added to your daily head to toe beauty routine and can give amazing results.

Today I shall list 5 easy ways on how you can add this magic ingredient to your day to day beauty routine.

Nutrients in Olive Oil

 
 
Vitamin E
It has antioxidant properties and prevent premature aging of skin.
Vitamin K
It helps prevent acne and protects the skin.
Oleic, palmitic and linolic acid
These fatty acids works great for dry skin.It also has antioxidant and anti microbial activity
Squalene
Acts as a lubricant which gives skin soft and smooth effect. It is also a natural moisturizer.
Oleuropein, hydrotyrosol and tyrosol
Antimicrobial, antioxidant activity and therefore prevents the skin form acne or any other infection.

Below are 5 easy to use ways to add this natural ingredient from kitchen to your beauty routine.

1) Olive Oil For Head Massage

  • A head massage with olive oil is relaxing and helps heal flaky and dry scalp.
  • Olive oil is rich in fats, which makes it perfect for nourishing the scalp.
  • Also regular massage with olive oil makes the hair smooth and shiny.
  • It repairs any damage caused to your hair due to heat styling or coloring.
  • It also strengthens hair and stimulate hair growth.

How to use it?

  • Heat olive oil in microwave for 30 sec to 1 min (use microwave safe bowl).
  • Pour olive oil on hair and massage gently.
  • Use comb to evenly spread in on your hair.
  • Keep it for 30 mins and wash.
  • If time permits you can even keep it overnight and wash it next morning.


2) Olive Oil For Eyebrows and Eyelashes

  • Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E which helps in hair growth of eyelashes and eyebrows.
  • Olive oil protects, lengthens and conditions eyelashes.
  • It also makes your eyebrows thick and speeds up the growth.

How to use it?

  • Apply olive oil at night before going to bed on eyelashes and eyebrows.
  • Massage it gently for 5 mins, keep it over night and wash it off the next morning.
  • Wash with Luke warm water to prevent clogging of pores.

3) Olive Oil For Skin

  • Olive oil moisturizes, soothes and nourishes skin.
  • Due to its non greasy nature, it works well for all skin type.
  • The fatty ingredients present in olive oil nourishes and rejuvenates skin which helps heal dry skin.
  • Its antioxidant properties helps prevent premature aging of skin, also works well with irritated or sun burnt skin.
  • Prevents the skin against any infection and works well for acne prone skin too.

How to use it?

  • Apply few drops of olive oil on face and massage gently.
  • Keep it for 20 mins and wash with warm water.
  • You can even keep it over night and wash it next morning with warm water.


4) Olive Oil As Makeup Remover

  • Did you know that you can use olive oil to remove makeup? Why spend on expensive chemical-laden makeup remover, when you can use this natural ingredient from kitchen to remove makeup.
  • It is also suitable for people who are allergic to typical makeup removers.
  • Olive oil not only removes makeup, but also hydrates the skin and does not block your pores.

How to use it?

  • Put some olive oil on cotton and gently massage on face to remove makeup and dirt.
  • Similarly to remove eye makeup, dab cotton with olive oil and gently rub until the makeup is removed.
  • Rinse your face with lukewarm water and dry your face with clean towel.

5) Olive Oil For Lips

  • Olive oil is a natural ingredient which helps hydrating your lips.
  • It conditions and protects lips from drying and chapping.
  • Also olive oil acts as a natural sunscreen which protects the lips from UV rays.

How to use it?

  • Take few drops of olive oil and gently massage the lips for 5 mins.
  • Do this at night before going to bed and wash it off the next morning with warm water.
  • You can also take a drop of olive oil and apply on lips before going out as it acts as natural sunscreen.

Similarly olive oil can be used to soften nail cuticles, for massaging legs and hands, you can add it to your shampoo or conditioner, for cracked heels etc.

Have you ever used olive oil for your beauty routine?

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      Payal N Naik 2 years ago from Mumbai

      Thank you.

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      krupa 2 years ago

      Thnx. Vry informative

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      Payal N Naik 2 years ago from Mumbai

      Thank you.

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      Njn84 2 years ago

      Thank you ... this article was very informative

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      Payal N Naik 2 years ago from Mumbai

      You are welcome :)

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      Sandeep Rathore 2 years ago from New Delhi

      Thanks for such an informative hub!