Olive oil is being used as a primitive beauty product since ages. It is a highly effective and safe product that can easily be used on any kind of skin, whether for sensitive skin or dry skin or a combination skin. It’s rich nourishing properties, can be easily used as a part of any face mask, moisturizer, a cream to deal with dark circles and wrinkles under your eyes, body lotion or as a part of your hair mask.
It is one such organic and safe product that can very easily adapt and diversify itself according to its usage. Beauty benefits of olive oil are known to all of us, but due to lack of time everyone wants a fast and an effective way to use it as a core product in their daily beauty regime.
Read on to know 5 awesome beauty hacks using olive oil.
1. Homemade eye cream
Signs of aging are first seen under your eyes, and with stress levels ever on the rise, a homemade eye cream using olive oil is the best way to keep away problems like darkening of the sensitive skin under your eyes, sagging and wrinkles.
To make the eye cream:
1 teaspoon beeswax
2 vitamin E capsules
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
A few drops of lavender oil
Mix these ingredients together and apply this cream under your eyes, at night after applying your night cream on your face. Dab this cream under your eyes softly with your fingertips. With regular usage, you will see a remarkable result as your wrinkles vanish and the skin around your eyes lightens.
2. Homemade hair mask for shiny hair
Deep conditioning using oil, is the quintessential requirement for soft and shiny hair. A quick and easy homemade hair mask for shiny hair is one of the most effective salon-like treatments you can give yourself at home and that too easy on the pocket!
All you need is:
1 tablespoon yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoon of olive oil
Mix the above ingredients in a bowl and apply this mask on your scalp and along the length of your hair. Leave it on for 45 minutes and follow with a mild shampoo and conditioner. This homemade hair mask will make your hair shine with gloss.
3. Homemade body cream
Soft supple and deeply nourished smooth skin is every woman’s dream and desire. But buying bottles of high-end brands to ensure good quality lotions leaves you with nothing but big bills. Why not make your own customized moisturizer at home with the evergreen beauty secret of olive oil?
It is one of the most trusted products that you can include in your beauty regime without any hesitation. If you wish to know how to make homemade body cream, then you should have
5-6 tablespoons of shea butter
5-6 tablespoons of olive oil
A few vitamin E capsules
Mix and combine the above ingredients well until you get a smooth and buttery Body Cream. This homemade body cream will nourish and whiten your skin.
4. Easy Makeup Remover
Just back from a party and tired to remove your makeup? Wishing for a natural makeup remover? Then you’ve got to try olive oil! It gently removes makeup and deeply cleanses your skin of all the makeup whether Powder or cake form.
All you need to do is take a cotton ball or damp cotton and dab on some drops of olive oil on it. Gently massage it on your face then place a hot towel on your face let the steam work on your skin and wait for the towel to cool down. Now swipe the cotton ball on your face and splash some cold water to close the pores. And there you have, a clean makeup free face is ready just for you.
5. Nail Care
A clean and beautiful set of well-maintained hands is a sign of a powerful and yet hygienic woman. Maintenance of beautiful, long and strong and shapely nails is difficult as our nails go through a lot of wear and tear throughout the day. Giving your nails the soothing warm olive oil bath is the best way to get healthy and strong nails.
Slightly warm up some olive oil in a bowl and dip your fingers in it. Soak your fingers in it for 5 to 10 minutes. This will bring shine and soften the skin around your fingers, promoting nail growth and giving you shiny, healthy nails at home.
So you see friends, olive oil gives you an array of diverse uses it can be put to. Who knew getting beautiful sitting at home with olive oil could be so easy! Use these 5 olive oil beauty hacks and walk your way towards beautiful skin, healthy and glossy hair, and lovely nails too!