We all know that olive oil has plenty of benefits. That’s why making a list of every single one of them would be really tough. In this article, we’ll talk about the ways your skin can benefit from using olive oil. The best thing about olive oil is the fact that it’s extremely easy to find it. In fact, it is among the most common ingredients for soaps, shampoos, and body lotions.
That’s why there’s absolutely no excuse for you not to make this magnificent oil a staple of your beauty routine.
Let’s dig into the benefits!
1. Olive Oil Will Make Your Skin Softer
Everyone has had situations when their hands were too dry. Whether it’s because of the cold weather or it’s simply because of your skin type, it’s very common and it can get on your nerves. That’s where olive oil steps in! We recommend getting a hand cream that contains olive oil and you’ll never have dry hands again! Alternatively, just lather your hands with some olive oil while cooking!
Olive oil is great not only for your hands but for your whole body! It’s simply amazing how easily and quickly olive oil softens dry skin. That’s why we recommend using it after you take a shower. Rub it all over your body and let it sit for some time. It will take a while before it’s completely absorbed, so be careful not to stain your clothes. It would be best if you did this before going to bed. However, if you’re in a hurry, apply some aloe vera. Aloe vera helps your skin in the process of absorbing all types of oil.
2. Use Olive Oil to Take Care of Your Nails
In order to prevent hangnails and make sure your cuticles and hands are super soft, just start applying generous layers of olive oil on that particular area. If you want to go one step further, after you apply the oil, try wearing light cotton gloves for at least one hour. That way you’ll keep your hands extra safe and you’ll help improve oil absorption, too. We’d like you to know that you shouldn’t use rubber gloves. Rubber will prevent your skin from breathing and you certainly don’t want that.
What’s more, you can even mix olive oil with some sandalwood for a powerful softening blend! If you end up trying the above-mentioned methods for curing hardened cuticles and hangnails, at the same time you’ll be improving the strength of your nails. Olive oil is extremely beneficial for nail growth, as well.
3. You Can Have Shiny and Soft Hair Thanks to Olive Oil
Using olive oil isn’t limited to just skin. In fact, if you have damaged hair with split ends and no shine, olive oil is the way to go! You can make your own DIY hot oil treatment, which will help you have shiny and soft hair again.
You can either use olive oil only or you can mix it with an essential oil, too. It all comes down to your preferences.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Heat up the oil in your microwave or on the stove and then apply it to your hair. You can apply the oil (or oils) to your roots, too.
2. Let it sit for at least half an hour.
3. Afterward, rinse it off with hot water.
4. Finally, for the extra intense hot oil treatment, dry it with a blow dryer instead of letting it dry naturally.
4. You Can Even Use It as a Makeup Remover
Removing makeup has never been easier! Ladies, we strongly recommend you to try using olive oil before going to bed in order to really make sure there’s nothing left there to block your pores. Your skin needs to breathe! Olive oil is one of the most efficient makeup removers out there. So go ahead and give it a try!
5. Final Thoughts
Olive oil is extremely rich in vitamins, such as A, D, E and K. In addition to that, it works as an antioxidant, which means that it may help prevent or reduce damage from UV radiation. Also, it grants you moisture and helps you fight bacteria. In fact, if you’re prone to zits and acne, we recommend using an olive oil soap, as it will kill off the bacteria and leave your face acne-free. Finally, it will hydrate your skin. And we all know that hydrated skin is happy skin!