Thursday, December 7

Olive Oil - Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

For centuries, Mediterranean beauties have relied on olive oil to help maintain good health, a fresh, dewy complexion, lustrous hair, and more.

Simple Solution: Now you can learn the secrets of olive oil that have made it such a favorite Kitchen Cupboard beauty aid for so many for so long.

Cuticles and nails: If your cuticles are ragged and your nails brittle and dry, olive oil can help! Soak nails for 30 minutes in a small cup of olive oil.

Hands: Smooth on a generous amount of olive oil before bed, put on white cotton gloves, and go to sleep. Your hands will be softer and smoother in the morning!

Lips: To soothe and smoothe dry, chapped lips, dab on a little olive oil.
Hair treatment: This helps repair split ends, heals dandruff, and makes your hair shiny, silky, and lustrous. Massage a few tablespoons of olive oil into scalp and hair. Cover hair with a plastic bathing cap and leave on for 30 minutes or more, then shampoo as usual.

Skin: Massage a small amount of olive oil into skin whenever you need softening and moisturizing. Apply extra oil to rough or cracked areas.

Bath: Add several tablespoons of olive oil to your bath, along with a few drops of your favorite essential oil, to soothe and nourish your skin.

Helpful Hints:
Always use the purest olive oil available. Usually, this means organic extra-virgin expeller-pressed olive oil.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

How funny that you beat me to a discussion of olive oil! I thought about doing it after reading that Sophia Loren credits her long-lasting good looks to occasional baths in olive oil. I'm hardly a beauty like Sophia, but I have also have used olive oil for hair and skin. I enjoyed reading yor post about it.

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