Winter is already here and we must have started stocking olive oil in our bathroom cabinet. Why shouldn’t we? After all, olive oil is the elixir of beauty and that is a scientifically proven fact. There’s no other cheaper way than olive oil for skin and hair. It is used worldwide as a chemical-free beauty product. This golden oil is rich in vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, squalene and phenols.
When applied topically, it prevents the oxidative destruction of our skin. Olive oil is more diversely used than other costly beauty oils and lotion.
So here are some innovative beauty hacks which you can carry out with the help of olive oil.
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1. As a Skin Moisturizer
Parts of our body which are extremely dry can be really very troublesome. Massage some olive oil on your partially-damp skin. You can add some lemon juice to reduce the oiliness. You can also use it as a night cream.
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2. As an Exfoliator
You can use olive oil as an exfoliator as well. Add some sea salt to it and massage it gently all over your body. It will absorb more quickly if you add aloe vera gel to it. It absorbs easily into your skin and makes your skin softer and plumper.
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3. Soothes Itching
Our skin can get itchy and bothersome due to extreme dryness. You should massage your body with olive oil after taking a shower. You can also treat your sunburnt or inflamed skin with the help of olive oil.
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4. As an Anti-Ageing Oil
The antioxidants in the olive oil prevent the occurrence of wrinkles. Many people use olive oil to prevent the appearance of wrinkle and fine lines. Use it with aloe vera gel to make your DIY anti-wrinkle oil. When used regularly it can even out the skin around your eyes.
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5. As a Makeup Remover
What is the need to shell out your hard-earned money on expensive makeup remover? When you have olive oil within your reach, you don’t need anything else to remove your makeup. Take a few drops of olive oil on a cotton pad and clear your makeup using it.
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6. As a Cuticle Oil
Dry skin around nails can be painful. Massage a few drops of olive oil on your cuticles and around the nails. Your nails will shine naturally. The oil also fortifies your nails and make them lesser prone to breakage.
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Also Read: 4 Best Body Oils for Dry Skin
7. As a Deep Conditioner
Apply some warm olive oil on your scalp and along the lengths of your hair. You can also add essential oil to enhance its goodness. Wrap an old t-shirt around your head. Wash your hair after an hour. Your hair will be shinier and smoother.