Beauty Secret: Olive OilMay 19, 2008 at 9:24 am | Posted in Get Gorgeous | 8 Comments
Tags: Beauty, Mask, Olive Oil
This weekend, I had some free time on my hands so I decided to finally try what my friend G has been doing for years now. Apparently, rubbing olive oil all over your body as a intense body mask works wonders for your skin with respect to softening and moisturizing. So I laid towels out and started limb by limb until I was covered in Olive Oil. Put some good music on, finished my weekend “to do’s”, gave myself a face mask as well, and after 45 minutes I took my shower. The result was amazing. My skin was so soft. It lasted about 2 days but I’m hoping if I make this a weekly ritual with daily moisturizer, the condition of my skin will improve significantly. I was looking online for other uses of Olive oil and here’s what I found on Olive Shack:
Cuticles and nails: If your cuticles are ragged and your nails brittle and dry, olive oil can help! Soak nails for 30 minutes in a small cup of olive oil.
Hands: Smoothe on a generous amount of olive oil before bed, put on white gloves, and go to sleep. Your hands will be softer and smoother in the morning!
Lips: To soothe and smoothen dry, chapped lips, dab on a little oil.
Hair Treatment: This helps repair split ends, heals dandruff, and makes your hair shiny, silky, and lustrous. Massage a few tablespoons of olive oil into scalp and hair. Cover hair with a plastic bathing cap and leave on for 30 minutes or more, then shampoo as usual.
Skin: Massage a small amount of olive oil into skin whenever you need softening and moisturizing, Apply extra oil to rough or cracked areas.
Bath: Add several Tablespoons of olive oil to your bath, along with a few drops of your favorate essential oil, to soothe and nourish you.