Olive oil was discovered 5,000 years ago, from the extracts of olive crops. Over the centuries, it has been used for numerous treatments. It was named ‘liquid gold’ by Homer, and people still second to that. At present, we do not have to fight over olive oil as they are abundantly produced and distributed all over the world. Olive oil has been known to be one of the healthiest veggie oil which is then followed by coconut oil and other oils. It is not only good for health but comes with amazing beauty benefits which we will now read below:
If you are suffering with the black heads over the nose and other areas then try this out!! Take some amount of olive oil in your palm and rub it to turn it a bit warm, apply the apply over the face and rub in the circular motion. Leave for two to three minutes and gently scrub your face with the help of a hot wash cloth. Repeat the process for one to two times in a week for the endeavoring results in your skin and reduction of black heads.
Olive oil as makeup remover
Though it is easy to remove the make up over the face but one feels tough to clean up around the eyes. Rather than using the chemical removers try olive oil for the make up removal. Pour two or three olive oil drops on the cotton ball and wipe the make-up from the skin. It is a good method that doesn’t shows harmful affects to skin.
Add olive oil to your face packs to see amazing results. Add olive oil to egg white and apply over the face, it is a good face pack for the dry skin. You can also prepare another face pack for glowing skin by adding a table spoon of honey and milk to one table spoonof olive oil.
Apply the olive oil to the entire body when you step from the shower to keep the skin silky and smooth. It is a good practice for the summer and winter seasons. Olive oil also has the ability to remove dark circles, so before you go to bed, dab a little amount of olive oil under your eyes.
To exfoliate the dead and dry skin, mix the olive oil with sea salt and rub over the particular places where you have dead skin like knees, heels and elbows. It works as great exfoliator.
Hands and feet
Pour few drops of olive oil on cotton ball and apply to your finger tips to retain the nail beds and cuticles smooth and soft where as they even add shimmer. By adding onetable spoon of sugar to two table spoons olive oil you will have hands scrub handy. Massage this mixture to the hands and wash off. This process will keep the dryness away and ensure moisture to your hands.Use this scrub for the feet to remove the dead and flaky skin. You can also make use of olive oil with hot water for the scaly, dry feet. Take a half bucket hot water and add it one table spoon of olive oil, soak your feet in the water for 5 to 10 minutes.
It was proven that the regular usage of olive oil to the scalp can minimize the dandruff and works as deep conditioner. Apply the oil to the scalp and massage for few minutes and then wrap a hot wash cloth around the head and leave it for ten minutes. Rinse off with your normal shampoo and get the shiny hair. For extra benefits heat the oil before massaging.
Olive oil helps you bid goodbye to the ugly stretch marks on your body. When you apply olive oil to your body, it regenerates the skin and increases elasticity. This in turn prevents further stretch marks and lightens the ones which are already there. Take adequate olive oil for applying you the stretch marks and slightly heat it. Apply on the affected areas 3 times a week, and notice significant change.
Hydroxytyrosol is an antioxidant present in olive oil. This, along with its Vitamin E content, helps to prevent cells from degenerating. Degeneration of cells reduces possibilities of premature ageing. The oil improves the skin’s elasticity and prevents it from sagging. It also keeps the skin toned and maintains a youthful glow. Massage olive oil around your eyes for reducing the wrinkles there. Be careful when you apply oil in this area, the skin is delicate and can easily get damaged due to stretching.
Olive is very effective as a sunscreen and it also treats sunburns. Boil water and add some tea leaves. Extract the tea after straining and add equal amount of olive oil. Apply the mix all over your body and also on your face. Let it soak for an hour. Rinse but don’t wash – this will leave some residue on the skin. This works like a natural sunscreen and is less expensive compared to sunscreen lotions.
By consuming one tablespoon of olive oil every day, you can keep weight gain at bay! A diet which is rich in olive oil is even better than a low-fat diet which combats obesity. Rather than excess calorie content, it has been proved to have a longer lasting weight loss solution.
Olive oil helps you treat your chapped lips. If you see your lips drying try switching over from normal lip balms to olive oil. Every night, before going to bed, add some olive oil to your lips and press both the sides to smudge it well. Wake up and feel softer lips.
We love to apply mascara to make our eyes look prettier. But women, who have sensitive skin, often feel a sense of itchiness when they apply it. That again shouldn’t stop us from applying mascaras. Take an old or unused mascara brush and put some olive oil on it. Apply it on your eyelashes and heal them from the itchiness. This remedy will make your eyelashes look shinier too.
Olive oil works as moisturizing agent not only for your skin but also for your hair. If you have dry and damaged hair, olive oil would be your best friend to rejuvenate it and get it freed from split ends or frizzes. For nourishing your dry locks, all you need is a warm olive oil massage. Remember that overheating the oil can harm your scalp and reduce its goodness. Keep it lukewarm and massage well.
- Take a small bowl to mix 4 tablespoons of olive oil and add ½ teaspoon of honey. Take a bigger bowl with boiling water, and put in the smaller bowl which contains the mixture. This will warm up the mix and not reduce its benefit by overheating.
- Apply the mix to your scalp and let it absorb for 20 minutes.
- Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
This remedy can also be added with egg yolk for a healthier shine and moisturizing. Let the pack remain for 30 minutes at least and then shampoo and condition like usual.
For using the oil as a deep conditioner, add equal amounts of water to the olive oil. Blend them well and apply after you’ve shampooed once. Let it soak the oil for 10 minutes, after which you have to shampoo once more.
If you have curly hair, and the frizzes make it unmanageable, all you need to do is apply the oil before combing. It works like a natural serum and helps you detangle the tresses without effort. It adds shines to the dry hair and keeps it smooth and moisturized. Make sure that the application of oil isn’t excess, as that would make your hair over oily. You can apply the oil, comb your hair and then leave it overnight. Shampoo the next morning and feel the frizzes straighten.
After all the beauty benefits which reflects externally, let us look onto some more benefits which will help your body internally. Olive oil works like a medicine as it heals numerous diseases and ailments. Let is go through some and discover its goodness,
If you include olive oil in your regular diet, it will prevent, delay and reduce the problems you face with diabetes. They regulate and balance insulin levels, which is why including them into the diet makes us eat healthier. Olive oil can be used for consumption instead of regular white oil but are best when consumed raw over salad toppings.
Olive oil includes oleocanthal which infuses anti-inflammatory properties. It works like a natural Ibuprofen. Research suggests that when you have an inflammation, it can lead to chronic diseases, but with regular consumption you can avoid severity.
Helps body run smooth
Vehicles are mechanical engines which tend to run differently with changes in oil. But then again, you’d be surprised to know, that an oil alteration in your body can make a lot of difference as well. With the regular consumption of olive oil you contribute to having a healthier intestine, stomach and pancreas.
Aids in pregnancy
Apart from healing stretch marks which happen due to pregnancy, you can also consume the oil for improving the baby’s psychomotor reflexes. Olive oil is a sheer treat for these months of your life!
With all the benefits you have read enough, you are sure to believe that olive oil is amazing for your health, both for internal organs and external looks. Add this delicious element in your diet and improve your cardiovascular health. This is also known to reduce possibilities of cancer. It is also rich in monounsaturated fat, which prevents and slows down non-cognitivism. Alzheimer could be a good example for this.