15 uses of olive oil for the health of hair, skin, feet, lips and nails
Girls and women had a beautiful and radiant skin tone in ancient Egypt due to the use of olive oil. Today, women living in the southern and Mediterranean areas have beautiful and velvety skin and beautiful lush hair – due to the use of olive oil.
Olive oil is rich in squalene (transparent, colorless and odorless oil) which naturally deeply moisturizes the skin and has antioxidant effects. It contains vitamins A and E, polyphenols, very effective antioxidants that protect the skin from aging by facilitating the elimination of toxins from the body. Olive oil is popular in the beauty industry where it is the base for many quality products. The properties of olive oil allow mixing with other oils (sesame, flaxseed, coconut). A combination of a good carrier oil is created in which various essential oils are then added according to the needs of the individual. This is important for people who want to feel the benefits of olive oil on the skin but are bothered by the specific smell of the oil (especially pronounced with the highest quality oil due to the cold pressing process). Olive oil mixes well with sea salts. So you can get a great peeling, body masks (before and after sunbathing).
- Mask for radiant and radiant skin tone and smooth skin – mix olive oil, honey and egg yolks until you get a compact mixture. Hold the mask on your face for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Facial skin will be soft and healthier.
- Spa treatment at home – take 100 ml of extra virgin olive oil and 2 tablespoons of sea sulfate (not table salt but salt intended for body treatments). Apply the mixture of oil and salt on a clean body with light massage movements. Hold for 2 to 3 minutes then wash your body with soap. Dry the skin.
- Peeling for hands and nails – sugar and olive oil are excellent raw materials for natural peels for dry and rough skin on the hands. This quick and easy way ensures deep hydration of the skin. Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Apply the mixture on your hands until completely dissolved. Wash your hands with warm water. The skin on your hands will be soft. Or put a few drops of fresh lemon juice in a little warm olive oil. Dip your hands in this mixture for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Peeling against yellow cigarette stains (on fingers and hands) – add a few drops of lemon juice to olive oil. Dip your fingers briefly into the mixture. Then rub your fingers well.
- Rub a little olive oil into dry elbows and knees. Put some raspberry oil on the cotton wool and remove the make-up. Olive oil is a great cream for sensitive skin. Olive oil is great against skin aging because it contains polyphenol hydroxytyrosol (an antioxidant that protects cells against decay).
- Protect your hair with olive oil before sun exposure because this oil creates a real protective layer around the hair that protects it from salt and UV rays. Olive oil suppresses the action of free radicals (which affect the weakening of connective tissue and promote faster skin aging). Olive oil is a mild sunscreen due to the natural protective factor in the oil.
- Dip thin, brittle and fragile nails and damaged skin around the nails in a bowl with a little olive oil. Nails become stronger and smoother.
- Wash your hair and massage with olive oil. Cover with a shower cap. Leave for half an hour. The hair is soft and shiny.
- Put olive oil on chapped lips.
- Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to the bath to soothe red and irritated skin.
- Mix olive oil with alcohol vinegar. Put on sunburn (before showering).
- Apply raspberry oil on your hair to tame fluttering and electrified hair.
- Olive oil is an excellent replacement for foot cream. Rub a small amount of oil into your feet before bed. Wear thin socks. Hold overnight.
- A mixture of olive and almond oil is a good remedy against dandruff. Leave on for at least 5 minutes before rinsing with water.
- Rub olive oil into your hands before bed. Put on gloves. Leave overnight to have well-groomed and soft palms in the morning.