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Amazingly Easy Ways To Use Olive Oil For A Gorgeous You!

By Kumutha

If you are using olive oil in your skin care routine diligently, you must be aware of what an elixir it can be! Beauty uses of olive oil are plenty!

However, if you are not, you are missing out on something big! Whether you use it directly or combine it with other equally therapeutic ingredients, homemade olive oil mask has properties that can transform your skin and we mean, literally!

Olive oil contains a good amount of vitamin E, which makes for a powerful antioxidant that can heal, repair and hydrate your skin.

Not just that, it contains a high quotient of minerals like zinc, magnesium, sulphur and iron, which protects the skin against free radicals, clears out dead skin cells, unclogs pores and promotes the regeneration of new skin cells.

Added to that, olive oil has a high ratio of vitamin B, which boosts the collagen level of the skin, slowing down the ageing process.

Wondering, how you haven't used olive oil in your skin care routine before? So are we!

So, without further ado, here are some incredible beauty uses of olive oil that will transform your skin!

Moisturising Mask

Mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil, with 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of milk cream. Whip it into a thick cream. Massage it to your skin, let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water.

To Improve Nail Growth

Slightly warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Using a cotton ball, massage it to your nails. Let it stay overnight. By morning, your nails will be supper glossy. To boost growth, follow this Ayurvedic olive oil therapy every night!

Dry Skin Remedy

Immediately after you step out from the shower, add a few drops of lavender oil to a little amount of olive oil and gently massage it to your skin. Make sure to use it sparingly, so as to not make your skin greasy.

This herbal olive oil mask will keep your skin dewy soft all day long!

Detox Bath

Add 5 drops of olive oil, and 5 drops of tea tree oil to your bathing water. Soak in the water for 15 minutes and then shower as usual. This simple beauty use of olive oil will keep your skin baby-soft and radiant all day long!

Body Lotion

If you have super-dry skin and want to pump up the nutrient quotient of your body lotion, try this simple trick! Add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil to your body lotion, shake well and use as your regular body lotion.

Makeup Remover

Take a few drops of olive oil in a cotton pad and rub it on your face until the makeup loosens. Take a fresh cotton pad and repeat the process until every last residue of the makeup comes off!

Body Scrub

Take two tablespoons of olive oil and mix in an equal quantity of sea salt. Mix it well. Apply it to your body, gently scrub in a circular motion. Do this for 10 minutes and then rinse if off with cold water. Use this homemade olive oil scrub once a week to see a visible difference in your skin tone!

Cracked Heels

Mix a teaspoon of petroleum jelly with a few drops of olive oil. Massage it onto your cracked heels. Put on some cotton socks. Let it sit overnight. By morning, your heels will be super soft and partially healed.

Story first published: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 14:02 [IST]
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