Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Uses For Olive Oil - Part 2


Uses of Olive Oil on the Skin

Olive Oil is a fantastic source of Vitamin E, which you may have noticed is present in a lot of your normal skin care products. It readily absorbs UV radiation, and assists in repairing cells and preventing cell damage. The oil can be used on all skin types. 

You will need:
  • Olive Oil

Eyes – Each night place a small amount of oil on your fingertips, and gently dab the skin around your eyes, including your eyelids and under your eyes. Be very careful not to get the oil in your eye. Olive oil is also useful for soothing your eyebrows after being tweezed or waxed. 

Lips – Rub a small amount of oil onto your lips each day to moisturise them and make them shiny.

Hands and Nails – Each night, take a small amount of oil and rub into your nails and cuticles to keep them moisturised, soft and healthy. Rubbing oil into your hands daily also keeps them soft and free of hard skin.

Feet – Olive oil is an excellent remedy for soothing dry and cracked heels. Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a footbath or large bowl, big enough to fit both of your feet in comfortably. Fill the bowl or footbath with warm water, and soak your feet for 10 minutes, then pat dry.  

Massage – Olive oil can be used as a substitute for massage oils, and will leave your skin soft and hydrated. 

Shaving – You can substitute your shaving foam or cream for olive oil and still get a nice, close shave. Also, if you dip your razor into olive oil after using, it will rust less quickly. 

Makeup Remover – A little olive oil dabbed on a cotton ball can also be used as a makeup remover, but be careful not to get the oil into your eyes. 

Bath – add a couple of spoonfuls of olive oil to your bath water, for a long relaxing soak which will leave your skin soft and healthy. 

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