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Olive oil..and beauty

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Alongside the proven beneficial properties of the oil in the human body as food, it has also been observed that the external application on various parts of the body can have equally surprising results.

Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E, polyphenols and chlorophyll. Furthermore, it contains other important active components, such as sodium and potassium, which are beneficial for the skin and iron which is beneficial for the hair.

Another proven point is that olive oil has emollient, moisturising and antiseptic prperties which can be particularly effective for many uses. It offers unique hydration and effective protection even against conditions that can be characterised as difficult.


• Olive oil for dry skin in the region of the head

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Most types of dry skin that appear are often the result of dehydration caused by the sudden changes in weather and this therefore does not allow our body the necessary time to adjust to the new climatic conditions. The causes of dry skin can also be psychological mainly in times of high stress intensifying the problem. One of the most persistent and annoying types of dry skin is the one that occurs on the scalp. The most common symptoms are the cracking, peeling of the skin and the intense itching. This problem is usually treated with special shampoos and the discontinuation of hair dyes, chemical treatments and softening products for the hair. One solution that could be tried to help relieve a dry scalp is the use of pure olive oil. Apply olive oil onto the roots of the hair with an applicator and then comb through hair, down to the ends. Tie hair up, wrap in plastic wrap and leave overnight. The next day, apply shampoo to dry hair, massage, rinse well, then re-apply shampoo, massage, rinse thoroughly. The results are amazing.

• Olive oil to nourish hair

For one application:
Mix 50 ml of olive oil with 50 ml of laurel (bay leaf) oil. Massage the blended oils through hair, avoiding the roots if you have oily hair, and paying more attention to the ends of the hair where dryness is more evident. Wrap hair in a warm towel and leave it for half an hour, then shampoo hair. This hair mask can be done once a week or whenever hair needs nourishing and hydration.

• Olive oil for chapped hands or dry skin

Mix 50 ml of olive oil and 50 ml of calendula oil.
Add 10 drops of geranium essential oil, 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 10 drops of rose essential oil. This can be used on all dry areas of the body and/or face. It is preferably applied at night before bedtime.

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• Olive oil for the face

Massaging the face with olive oil moisturises and nourishes the skin while preventing the appearance of wrinkles. Mixing olive oil with a small amount of lemon juice can lighten the dark spots which have appeared on the skin as this particular mixture has the ability to whiten and brighten the face. Too much lemon juice should be avoided in the mixture as it is very acidic.

• Olive oil for cracked lips

Moisturise lips daily and especially at night with a drop of olive oil. From the first application lips will be noticably different.

• Olive oil for the eye area

When an eye cream is not being used, a small amount of olive oil on a cotton pad and dabbed gently around the eye area (known as 'crow's feet') can be used. "Crow's feet" are wrinkles at the outer corner of an eye caused by expressions lines made by smiling.

• Olive oil to strengthen the lashes and as a make-up remover

Mix equal amounts of olive oil and almond oil, making a perfect blend not only to help nourish and strengthen the eyelashes but also to remove make-up and cleanse the face. You will be surprised how gently and well the face is cleaned.

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• Olive oil for weak and thin nails

If you have weak and thin nails, then you can strengthen them by dipping the tips of the fingernails into warm olive oil for 5-10 minutes. Ideal for conditioning and nourishing nails.

• Olive oil for shaving

For shaving, try using olive oil instead of creams, gels or shaving foams. The oil reduces irritation caused by shaving, while at the same time leaving the skin glowing, hydrated and smooth.

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• Olive oil as sunscreen

Olive oil can act as a shield against the harmful effects of the sun's rays. Scientific studies have shown that applying olive oil on the skin immediately after sun exposure to UVA rays, can prevent or reduce the harmful effects caused by the sun such as skin cancer.

• Olive oil after sun

Olive oil is suitable not only for dehydrated skin but also for sunburn. The moisturising and antiseptic properties of olive oil can soothe the skin, relieve pain, prevent scars and rejuvenate the areas damaged by the sun.


The above information is by no means intended to replace advice given by doctors. If any allergic reactions occur, discontinue use.


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