5 Big Reasons Why Olive Oil Is The Best Beauty Essential


By Rachela Forcellese

One of my favorite things about health and skincare is that I can find a lot of natural remedies with things that I find in my house, which is especially nice because I’d rather have a few multipurpose products than many single purpose ones.  One of my absolute favorite products is olive oil because it has a million different uses both health and beauty related – and it’s super easy to find. Here are five ways to use olive oil outside of the kitchen.

1. Olive oil is an amazing skincare product.

Olive oil is a really great moisturizer. It’s natural, and doesn’t have a weird odor. I use it on my feet after I use a pumice stone. After repeated use, the oil begins to soften and hydrate the skin. It can be used anywhere on the body for softer skin. I would issue caution about using it on your face, especially if you are prone to oily skin and acne.

2. You can sub olive oil for makeup remover.

If f you’re strapped for makeup remover, you might want to try some olive oil!  Personally, I just dab it on a cotton ball and then on my face to remove eyeliner. It might leave your eyelids a little oily, but it certainly works – and it’s great in a quick fix if you ran out of your last makeup wipe.

3. You can use it on your nails too.

Olive oil is also a great alternative for a cuticle oil. If you apply it to your nail beds it can prevent hangnails and strengthen the nail, while also making the nail bed really soft.

4. And your hair!

Yes, you can actually use olive oil in your hair to moisturize dry ends. But much like its sister, coconut oil, it should be used lightly, otherwise it will be very difficult to wash out of your hair. It is also said to be useful to combat dry scalp or dandruff. Just apply small amounts to your scalp, let it sit, and wash it out. This method is best used when also mixing an essential oil, like rosemary, into the mix. It smells much lovelier that way!

5. It has a lot of health benefits, which leads to looking like your best self.

Olive oil is known to help with heart disease, high blood pressure, and stress because it is a very simple monounsaturated fat and it is unprocessed like polyunsaturated fats and trans fats. If a person has a healthier heart and low stress levels, the skin can be healthier. With regular medical care, your reduced stress levels can be seen in your face.

Tell Us: How do you use olive oil in your household?

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