Olive oil is perhaps one of the most popular natural ingredient for skincare products, body lotions, and cosmetics. However, if you want to reap the benefits of this gift from nature (which, by the way, is an incredible moisturizer), you don’t have to spend a fortune on high-end products... because there are a lot of easy, DIY ways to add a bit of olive oil to your daily beauty routine. Interested? Well, then read on, ladies...
1. Dab a bit of olive oil on your face and around your eyes to help you remove makeup.
2. Take a bit of olive oil and mix it with some antibacterial soap. Then swirl your makeup brushes in the mixture. Excess products stuck on those brushes should start falling off. Just remember to rinse them with warm water and let them dry before you use them again.
3. Olive oil can be used as a substitute for shaving cream. So, next time you’re about to shave your legs, you can simply use several drops of olive oil.
4. And we can also use olive oil as a substitute for cuticle creams. Actually, olive oil works even better as it completely moisturizes your nails and the skin around it.
5. Moving up a bit, a dab of olive oil around (and especially under) the eyes can help nourish the skin and soften fine lines.
6. Frizzy hair? Use a bit of olive oil! But use only a very small amount, and apply it to your hair using a comb, working from around mid-length to the ends. You don’t want to end up with oily roots, right?
7. For something a bit more long term, pouring a bit of warm olive oil (not hot, though... the easiest way would be to microwave it for a few seconds) over your scalp might help. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then wash your hair like usual.
8. Oh, and olive oil is also good for your lashes and brows.
9. And now we go down... to our heels, which is prone to dryness and cracking. Basically, you can use olive oil as a foot moisturizer. You might want to wear socks, though, so you don’t leave an oily mess everywhere you go.
10. And finally, you can use olive oil to make your own body scrub. Just add sugar, salt, or even coffee to a bit of olive oil, then mix into a paste that you can use to massage your face, arms, and legs.
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