We all know that saying...
"your body is a temple"
...so, don't you think it's time we start treating it like one?
Let me tell you, when it comes to skincare, the best way to do that is to get back to basics. Take out those harsh, synthetic, chemical-filled creams, gels and cleansers and incorporate a little more extra virgin olive oil into your daily beauty routine. Your skin will thank you for it, trust me!
Here are 8 ways to use olive oil in your beauty routine:
1. Use the Oil Cleansing Method
All I can say is... TRY IT!!
2. Remove your makeup
We've all used something or other to take our makeup off that has just stung our eyes or skin so badly!! Olive oil is a great, natural alternative to any of those other methods of removing makeup. It works wonderfully and is super nourishing to the skin, especially that slowly but surely aging skin!
3. Give yourself a hot oil hair treatment
Our skin isn't the only part of our body that needs love, don't leave your hair behind! Use this rejuvenating hot oil hair treatment to help with dry, brittle hair.
4. Use it in a face mask
We all love to treat ourselves to a face mask every once in awhile! Olive oil is a great liquid base to use in any kind of face mask, here are some fun recipes to try out...
Olive oil can give a really close, moisturizing SHAVE!! Who would have thought, am I right?! It is so amazing when it comes to shaving, you may never use anything else again!
6. Massage & moisturize your skin
Let's be real, we all use some form of moisturizer, so why not use something that will really give back to your skin? Olive oil is rich in squalene, vitamins E & K, polyphenols, it is anti-inflammatory, and has many other skin rejuvenating properties. It makes for a wonderful massage oil and a great post-shower moisturizer!
7. Start oil pulling
Oil pulling is an amazing habit to create for your beauty regimen. Not only will it help whiten your teeth(!!!), it will also help pull toxins and infections out of your body. For more information on how to oil pull, check out this blog post...Grab Your Favorite EVOO, Rinse, Repeat.
8. Exfoliate your skin
One of my favorite ways to get some EVOO into my beauty regimen is to add it to some sea salt or brown sugar and exfoliate with it. Go crazy and add some essential oils and other nutritive oils, such as lavender essential oil and rosehip oil. Here is how I like to do it...Brown Sugar Olive Oil Face Scrub.
Have you ever used olive oil in your beauty routine?
Would you give it a try after reading this? Let us know in the comments below!