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Olive Oil For Face
Using Olive Oil for Face and Body Beauty
The olive is an ancient fruit that has been used for many centuries. As well as its long use in cooking and food processing, using olive oil for face and body health is also a long established tradition, especially in Mediterranean countries such as Greece and Spain. This wonderful fruit will bring great benefits when applied to the face and hair. Using olive oil for face products has added benefits in that it is an entirely natural product and contains no chemicals which can dry out the skin in the longer term.
Throw away all of those chemical products which you have used to clean your face and discover the benefits of applying olive oil on your face.
Using Olive Oil as a Face Wash
Make sure that you use a good quality virgin, or better still, extra virgin, olive oil and put a little on your palms and then gently rub it into your skin. Make sure that you get in all the nooks and crannies such as the area near your nose that often gets missed when applying creams.
Gently rub this in for around two minutes and feel the smoothness as you do this. As well as the smoothness of your skin, using olive oil on face and body will help to eliminate some factors which clog up your pores such as dirt and old make up deposits. After you have rubbed the olive oil into your face, allow it to stay there for around a minute, or perhaps a little less.
Take a clean cloth and soak it in hot water, drain off the excess water and then put this cloth on your face. The heat will slowly open up your pores, allowing any trapped dirt and grime to escape. Relax and lie back, leaving the cloth on your face for around ten minutes or so.
Once the cloth has opened up your pores and loosened the dirt and grime, apply cold water to your face, ensuring that the olive oil is completely removed and no traces are left.
Olive Oil Face Masks
Olive Oil Face Mask for Dry Skin
Another way to use olive oil on your face is to use it as a face mask. This works especially well for those who have dry skin.
In a bowl, add a tablespoon of flour, the yolk of one egg and a half tablespoon of virgin, or extra virgin, olive oil. Mix this well to form a thick solution and apply this mixture to your face. Leave the olive oil face pack on your face for around twenty minutes before washing off with plenty or warm water. If you do this twice a week, you should notice a great improvement to your dry skin as it becomes softer and suppler.
Olive Oil Face Mask for Normal Skin
Even if you have normal skin, you will still benefit from an olive oil face mask. However, a different mixture is recommended. Add together a half cup of juiced cucumber, half a cup of curd (you could try yoghurt if you are unable to get curd) and half a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix this well before applying it to your face and leaving for around fifteen minutes. After the fifteen minutes is up, simply wash off with warm water as before.
Olive Oil Face Mask for for Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, again the mixture is different. Add half a cup of sour milk (yoghurt will probably work too), a cup of oatmeal, a little salt and half a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix into a paste, leave for fifteen minutes and the wash off with warm water. This mixture is excellent for removing dirt and grime from your pores. This is especially important for those who have oily skin as they are prone to suffer from spots and other facial blemishes.
Olive Oil Moisturiser
As well as being excellent for cleansing, you can also use olive oil on face and even hands as a day to day moisturiser. Simply rub a little into your skin after your daily wash and you will notice the difference very quickly. If you continue to use olive oil on your face for a period of time, you will never again be tempted to buy the expensive chemical face washes and creams so often advertised on our TVs.