If you use olive oil solely for cooking, you are missing out on many of the marvelous beauty benefits that it has to offer. Often referred to as liquid gold, this moisturizing oil can do amazing things for your skin, hair, nails, feet, and overall beauty. Olive oil beauty secrets have been shared between women for centuries and have generated gorgeous results. Now is the time for you to start reaping the benefits too.
Olive oil can enhance one’s beauty when applied topically as well as when it is ingested. In fact, many women around the world are religious about ingesting one or two tablespoons daily. These women credit this daily dose of liquid gold for giving them youthful, soft, supple skin that so many of us desire. It will do wonders for your overall health too. If you don’t want to take it straight, consider drizzling some over your salad, dipping fresh bread into olive oil mixed with dried herbs, or adding a tablespoon to your smoothies (you won’t even taste it). If you enjoy sweet and salty flavor combinations, a delicious way to enjoy olive oil is to drizzle some over chocolate ice cream and sprinkle a small amount of sea salt on top.
Applying olive oil to your skin and hair will leave it feeling velvety smooth since it works as a moisturizing agent. That’s why it is often found in many popular beauty products available on the market. Look for products that contain this precious oil to add to your beauty line-up. Or, skip the overpriced store bought products altogether and start using olive oil instead. Pour about a half cup of into your bath water and feel how soft and supple your skin feels afterward. If you like, add a few drops of essential oil such as lavender for a relaxing scent. When drying yourself off after be sure to pat yourself dry with the towel instead of rubbing to help lock in the moisture.
If silky soft hands are what you desire, massage some of this magical oil on them daily. Another bonus is the free cuticle treatment your nails will receive from this softening and protecting oil that is great for you nails and cuticles. For smooth feet, slather a liberal amount of olive oil on them before bed. Cover your feet with some comfy, cotton socks and keep them on overnight if you can or at least for a few hours. You will love how smooth your feet will feel.
Be sure to always use extra virgin olive oil as opposed to any other type you may find. It is the purest form of available and is not produced with any chemical treatments, making it safe to use on skin. If you are looking to enhance your beauty naturally, start implementing these olive oil beauty tips today. You will be delighted with the results.
Sandra K. is a natural living enthusiast currently living in Dallas, TX. She is always looking for ways to live greener, healthier, and as naturally as possible. Sandra is passionate about living lightly on the earth and enjoying a simple lifestyle. She would much rather spend her time volunteering outdoors than working in a stuffy office. She is an avid deal hunter and is mastering the art of living (fabulously) on less.