Over the years, I have tried to find ways to cut back on my personal beauty expenses. I do my own manicures, give myself spa treatments at home, and even make my own cosmetics! However, I would have to say that the easiest, simplest, most inexpensive beauty product I’ve discovered is: olive oil. It can be bought from any grocery store, is very economically priced, and a little goes a long way. Here is a short list of my favorite beauty tricks which use olive oil.
#1 Olive Oil Acne Face Mask
This is by far my favorite beauty trick. Using this olive oil face mask completely cleared my skin. It is simple. Apply a bit of olive oil to the face, massage it into the skin, and use a warm washcloth to wipe it off. Then, smooth a bit of face cream or even a tiny amount of olive oil to your face, and allow it to dry before applying your makeup. Click here for a more complete guide. It really works!
#2 Olive Oil Body Lotion
This little trick gives me soft, smooth, shiny skin. Immediately after stepping out of a warm shower or bath, smooth a small amount of olive oil all over your skin, as you would a body lotion. Applying the olive oil while you are still relatively damp aids in the application. Pat yourself dry with your bath towel, and you are good to go! The beautifying results are immediate, and the feel and appearance of your skin are improved over time with regular use.
#3 Olive Oil Hand Mask
Try this olive oil hand mask while you are doing the dishes; the heat of the warm water intensifies the softening and moisturizing effects of the treatment. Simply smooth olive oil over your hands, and then slip on some dishwashing gloves. After you have finished washing your sink full of dishes, your hands will be softer and smoother than ever. Dish-pan hands no more!
#4 Olive Oil Hair Mask
Before going to bed, take a small amount of warmed olive oil mixed with an equal part of hair conditioner, of your choice. Apply the warm mixture to your hair, and cover with a shower cap. Then, wrap a towel around your head (this locks in warmth, allowing the olive oil hair mask to work its magic.) The next morning, wash your hair thoroughly, and dry as usual. Click here for a more complete guide on using this hair mask. You will be left with some sweet, luscious locks!
#5 Olive Oil Softening Foot Treatment
For soft, smooth feet, try this olive oil softening foot treatment. After exfoliating your feet in the shower or bath, rub a liberal amount of olive oil onto your feet. Then, put on some comfy socks to seal in the olive oil’s moisturizing effects. Leave the socks on your feet all night if you can. The next morning, you will be surprised at your brand new, luxuriously soft feet!
Olive oil works as well in your skin, as it does on your skin.
Beauty starts from the kitchen; you are what you eat! Olive oil is a wonderful food, packed with healthy fats to keep you looking and feeling your best. Cooking with olive oil is one of the easiest ways to improve your health. If you want to look beautiful, you need to eat beautiful. Olive oil is a wonderful beauty tool, whether it is eaten or applied topically.
For easy, inexpensive, and simple beauty treatments, you need not look any further than your kitchen cabinet. Try incorporating olive oil into your daily meals and beauty regimen. You’ll be glad you did!