Lifehacker will tell you how with the help of olive oil saturated with useful substances, you can significantly improve the condition of the skin, hair and nails.
Olive oil is one of the records of the Vitamin E content (100 grams of oil accounts for up to 14 milligrams of vitamin E). In addition, it is rich in other vitamins, as well as minerals and unsaturated fatty acids. All this makes it useful not only for health, but also for beauty. Below are tips on how to turn olive oil into an effective cosmetic product.
To moisturize the face
Due to the high content of vitamin E, olive oil has an excellent moisturizing effect. To feel it, you will need only one tablespoon of oil.
Marking it with massaging movements in the wet skin of the face and leave it for 15 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. If the skin is dry, the oil can be left overnight and washed off in the morning.
For healing the skin
Vitamin E is also a nutrient substance. With its help, olive oil improves skin condition, reduces inflammation and helps to cope with acne. You can try two face masks based on it.
1. Mask with yogurt and honey
Mix two teaspoons of olive oil with ¼ glass of honey and ⅓ cup of natural yogurt. Apply the mixture to the face, leave for 20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
Olive oil protects and nourishes the skin, honey moisturizes it, and yogurt will gently remove dead cells.
2. Mask with egg yolk and lemon juice
Mix a tablespoon of olive oil, egg yolk and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the mask to clean skin, hold for 5-10 minutes and rinse with warm and then cold water (it narrows the pores).
In this case, the yolk will act as a moisturizer, and lemon juice will whiten and leve over the complexion.
Both masks are best used for dry or normal skin.
To combat age -related changes
Among other things, olive oil has an anti -aging effect. To give your face a fresh look, try a scrub based on it.
You will need to prepare a scrub:
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil;
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice;
- A pinch of sea salt.
First, do your face massage with a small amount of oil. Then mix the remaining oil with the rest of the ingredients andin the skin. Pay special attention to dry, rude and peeling areas of the face.
Salt will gently remove imperfections, the oil will moisturize, nourish and pull the skin, and lemon juice will refresh it.
For the skin around the eyes
Olive oil can also be used instead of eye cream. It not only nourishes the skin, but also fights with small wrinkles. To achieve this effect, twice a day – in the morning and before bedtime – apply a little oil to the area around the eyes.
To remove makeup
Olive oil can remove any makeup, including waterproof. All you need is to apply oil to a cotton pad and gently cleanse the skin. If necessary, you can repeat the procedure several times. At the end, do not forget to wash your face with warm water.
For the beauty and health of the hair
Olive oil prevents hair loss, and also makes it soft and shiny. You can simply apply it to your hair, hold it for an hour, and then rinse with shampoo. Or make a mask with other ingredients. For example, with honey and egg yolk.
Mix half a glass of oil, two tablespoons of honey and yolk and leave this mixture on your hair for 20 minutes. After rinse it with warm water and use shampoo and air conditioning. This mask will moisturize and enjoy your hair.
To fight dandruff
The moisturizing properties of olive oil have already been said above. It can also be used for dry scalp – in case of itching and dandruff.
Move the oil directly into the skin, wrap your head with polyethylene (a shower hat is also suitable) and leave for several hours or at night. Make such a wrap twice a week and soon forget about dandruff and itching.
For the health of the nails
Vitamin E and calcium, which are part of olive oil, strengthen, nourish the nails and save them from yellowness. To achieve all these effects, you can make 10-minute hand baths with room temperature oil.
Another option: apply oil to the nails with a cotton pad, leave for half an hour, and then rinse. Both methods are effective.
For body skin
The easiest way to moisturize the skin of the body, make it delicate and pleasant to the touch is an emulsion with olive oil. It does not require complicated preparation: just apply a small amount of oil to a wet body after a shower or add it to a bath. Only five tablespoons of olive oil, and you no longer need expensive lotions and creams.
The tips listed above work if high -quality oil is chosen. It is best to buy the most fresh cold spin product – Extra Virgin. It contains the largest amount of useful substances.