Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Oils aint oils

I have discovered Olive Oil! your beauty routine of course.

Last week I had a face thingy that left me looking like the elephant man on a good day. I'm looking a little less trunkish this week, thankfully.

I needed to use something that would help moisturise but was completely chemical I started searching the internet.

BEHOLD: Olive Oil!

The properties of Extra Virgin olive oil are very similar to that of your skin so it is used in lip balm, shampoo, bath oils, hand lotions, soap, soak for nails, massage oil, dandruff treatment, etc. The following are recipes you can make to help you not look like an elephant.

Exfoliater (this one is great)
Wet face thoroughly, then massage olive oil into your skin. Use about a half a teaspoon of sugar and scrub your face with that, then wipe off gently with a warm, wet cloth until the sugar is all gone. You use this recipe on your hands to leave your hands feeling smooth.

To help with wrinkles
Twice a week smear the face with a blend of equal parts olive oil and lemon juice.

(Note to reader: I am not a fan of the word smear)

A face mask
Mix 1/2 tbsp. olive oil, 1/2 tbsp. water and 1 tbsp. clay.
Apply this mixture with a brush, sit back and relax.
Once the masque is dry, rinse it off with warm water.
Use a light moisturiser after. (or olive oil)

You can get some great clay at Auroma.

Olive oil also can be used for it!

And it's great in a salad too! Why not pamper yourself whilst you cook?

Of course, if I used olive oil on my face when I was 15, I probably would have become a giant pimple and exploded....all in moderation :)

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Kelly @ Polkadot Lane said...

Mmmmmmm...I mean the oil beauty tips, of course :-P

Megan said...

Yes I love olive oil too! On those 'dry skin, dry hair' days I add a bit to my moisturiser and shampoo.