Olive oil is the perfect cosmetic product for the body and for the delicate skin of the face!
Olive oil is unique because it contains a large amount of squalene (wetting component). For cosmetic procedures, use oil of the first extraction which retains beneficial nutrients.
It is an effective way to prevent skin aging
Olive oil contains vitamin E, neutralizing the effects of free radicals, due to which the skin fades and wrinkles appear.
It strengthens and protects the skin
Vitamins A and D contained in oil are involved in the renewal of epidermis and reduce the amount of keratinized skin particles, while carotene protects the skin from UV-rays.
Below are the main stages of proper skin care.
Cleansing the skin with olive oil
To cleanse the skin with oil, there is the traditional way:
Put a little olive oil on a wet cotton pad (pressed from hot water) and wipe the skin along the massage lines. Of course, this method is good and effective both for removing makeup and for normal skin cleansing.
There is, however, an alternative and more efficient way to cleanse the skin using olive oil.
Cleansing the skin with oils, remember that oil dissolves fat. Do not be afraid to apply oil on the skin. Oil itself does not cause the formation of acne or irritation. Pimples, comedones, and acne are formed by a plurality of other different factors: hormones, bacteria, dead skin cells, as well as combinations of these factors.
Your skin itself produces the desired amount of fat. This feature is inherent by nature. Fat lubricates the skin, protects, and moisturizes it so that it could look beautiful, clean and radiant.
Speaking about the benefits of external use of oils, it is necessary to remind you how important it is to moisturize the skin from the inside. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Water removes toxins, and your skin radiates beauty; its tone increases.
Peeling with olive oil
Mix 2 tbsp. of wheat bran with 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Use the resulting mixture to massage the skin for 1-2 minutes.
MASKS with olive oil
For silk skin
In order to make the skin soft and supple for a long time, polish it with olive oil and then take a bath with the addition of 3 tablespoons of liqueur.
Mix 400 g of rose petals with ½ liter of olive oil, infuse for 1 week and filter the mixture. The tincture is ready to use!
For fresh skin
Mix 1 tbsp. of peppermint, 1 tbsp. of honey and 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a mixer. Apply the mixture on the clean skin, except the eye area. Leave it there for 10 minutes, and then rinse it with cool water.
For oily skin
Mix 50 g of shredded cabbage leaves with two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply the mask for 15 minutes and then rinse it with cool water.
Masks with olive oil to soften the skin in winter
Prepare cream from olive oil and avocado pulp. Apply it on the skin for 15 minutes. Remove the remains with a soft cloth.
A soothing mask for sensitive skin
Mix half a banana and a half of finely ground cucumber, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and apply it on the face for 30 minutes. Rinse it with cool water.
Softening and moisturizing mask for youth and beauty
Mix some cosmetic clay with a few spoons of olive oil until you get thick mush. Apply it on the skin for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Due to this mask, your complexion will not fade for many years. We recommend applying this mask 1-2 times a week.
A whitening mask
Mix equal proportions of low-fat cottage cheese, olive oil, milk, and carrot juice. Grind the mass in your hands and apply it on your face with a thick layer. Rinse with warm water and then wipe the face and neck with a piece of ice. The mask not only whitens the skin but also nourishes and moisturizes it.
Relaxation. Hydration and nutrition – Three in one
Mix finely grated cucumber with a mashed ripe banana adding olive oil to obtain the desired consistency. Apply this gruel on the face and neck and leave it for 30 minutes. The mask soothes, moisturizes and nourishes sensitive skin.
A spring mask for the neck
It is recommended to have a course of spring masks – apply them three times a week for a month. Preheat a small amount of olive oil in a water bath. Apply it with a cotton swab to clean the skin of the neck from the bottom up. Wrap the neck with a cotton cloth. After half an hour, remove the remaining oil with a cloth. It is recommended to undergo the procedure in the evening before bedtime.
Mix olive oil and fresh lemon juice in a ratio of one to one. Clean the skin with this mixture 2 times a week.
Toning the skin with olive oil
To improve the skin tone, mix 1 tbsp. of apple vinegar and 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Massage dry skin with this mixture.
Other areas of applying olive oil in cosmetology
For the skin of moms and babies
To prevent stretch marks, rub olive oil into the skin of the belly, breasts and other risk areas. Use olive oil instead of powder to moisturize the skin of babies.
For chapped lips
If you have chapped or weather-beaten lips, apply a few drops of olive oil.
For nail strengthening
Use five-minute baths of warmed olive oil to strengthen nails and soften the skin of hands.
Daily program of skin care at home
- Apply a small amount of the mixture of olive oil and essential oils that are suitable for your face and neck along the massage lines. Make oil work for your own benefit – sit down, relax, and massage your face. Try not to expose your skin to risk and stress, causing harm.
- Dampen a towel with hot water, press it, tilt your head and put the towel on your face. This simple process warms up and opens the pores, which helps you clean the face more deeply and effectively.
- Once your “hot compress” begins to cool down – wipe your face and neck with it. On the towel, you will see dead cells of the skin stuck to it due to fatty secretions.
- Rinse the towel in hot water and remove the remnants of oil and dirt from the face. Repeat this action several times to complete purification. Additional purification is not required. After this procedure, the skin will certainly shine with health.
- Wipe the face with an ice cube or sprinkle it with cold water to tighten the pores. If you feel strong tightness, pour a drop of oil mixture in your palms and gently rub it with your fingers into the skin until the oil film disappears completely.
An ointment on the basis of the infusion consisting of 100 grams of jasmine flowers and 250 grams of olive oil (kept for two weeks) is an excellent remedy to relieve muscle pain.
Olive oil compress is an effective tool for leg cramps.
Massage with olive oil
Massage with olive oil can work miracles. It not only helps to keep the skin in good shape, but it also improves the secretion of the glands, which accelerates the removal of harmful substances from the body. Olive oil is an excellent basis for dissolving essential oils that allows you to create a variety of toning, relaxing or stimulating fragrances.