Olive oil or a fruit oil from the oliven is sold in varying grades including virgin, extra-virgin, pure, and olive-pomace, refined olive oil and lampante. Among them, lampante is used in industry only. When reading “light” on a bottle, you should be fooled as it means that it is being refined with less flavor, not less in calories or fat amounts. Olive oil helps moisturizing ultimately and is a very effective supplement in treating skin. What’s more, note – moisturizing helps keep the skin supple, soft and smooth. So OO helps in the anti-aging department.
Here are some ideas on how to add olive oil skin care to your natural skin treatment routine:
In your bath, add a quarter cup of OO with some drops of lavender or peppermint oil. Lavender and peppermint are both very soothing. This is a great moisturizing soak.
Grab some sugar, (I like the natural or molasses sugar because the granules are larger) and add two tablespoons of OO. Rub those hands together until the sugar dissolves. Rinse. Badda-Bing – a great olive oil skin care scrub for softening, dry hands.
For a groovy face scrub use the above, except use regular granulated sugar (smaller crystals), add two tablespoons of OO and half-teaspoon of Vitamin E or one teaspoon of Vitamin C. Use as an exfoliator. Follow with your usual cleanser.
For some more bounce to your locks, use a few tablespoons of OO. Massage into hair and scalp and cover with a shower cap. Even a small plastic bag will do. Add some oomph by sitting under a portable hair dyer for 15 minutes – but that’s optional. Wash and follow with your fav shampoo.
OO is one of the best moisturizers from Mother Earth. Try a dab or two today and add the double O to your natural skin treatment regimen.
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