When I think olive oil, I think beauty product. Although the most common use of olive oil is to cook, I believe it is a secret weapon that can do many other thing! I was introduced to this concept by an amazing friend named Rory. He suggested using this source for my face as a moisturizer; I had to be picky – only search for the extra virgin olive oil (cold pressed is recommended, but difficult to find). This type can be found at your local market (for example- Central Market or Whole Foods, etc…).
The following is to describe the uses and benefits of olive oil in which I have experienced. Hopefully for your use and benefit too!
My hair is mad at me. I dye it at least every other month and about 2 years ago I bleached it all (in order to show of a desired color). I straighten it at least twice a week and blow-dry it even more. Therefore my hair is mad. The description of my hair (pre-olive oil) goes as followed… straight, frizzes up after washing, no volume, and thick. Do not get me wrong- I love my hair! Basically, I condition my hair with olive oil at LEAST once a month, leaving my hair bouncy, soft, shiny, and with volume! My hair is no longer limp or brittle.
I have tried my fair share of makeup removers, all ranging from different brands and prices. Most products irritate my skin, or scarcely removes my makeup. Nothing satisfied me. I tried olive oil on my face and it took EVERYTHING off! From light to heavy makeup, everything. I simply apply a small dab on my finger, apply the olive oil to my face, and wipe everything off with a cloth. Try it for yourself!
Seriously, I am obsessed with olive oil. Not only do I use it to remove makeup, but also use it before I apply my makeup! (Ok… and after removing makeup too.) I treat is as a moisturizer. I apply olive oil to my face every morning and night just to keep my skin soft and hydrated. The product does not irritate my face, or make it too glossy/shiny. I apply some to my hands, arms, and legs if I cannot find my lotion. The best part: it is practically free!
I love all things natural, therefore love olive oil. I carry it around with me everywhere; it is one of the first go-to products (literally it’s next to my bed). Tell me, what is your go-to product?