Not only should Extra Virgin Olive Oil (also popularly known as EVOO), be a staple in your pantry, but also in your bathroom cabinet. It’s important to remember that what you put on your body, is just as important as what you put in your body.
Since this variety of EVOO is completely pure or unadulterated, EVOO contains a great amount of Vitamin E and antioxidants which not only helps in protecting the skin but also helps in delaying the signs of ageing.
EVOO is definitely the best kept beauty secret by far. Besides being an estimable skin moisturizer, it helps kindle cell repair for firmer and smoother skin. As if that’s not enough to have one convinced, EVOO being a natural product is gentle enough to use on baby skin. Yes, on baby skin!
Most natural home remedies consist of natural botanicals and herbs for optimum hair renewal. Overloaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, EVOO helps retain the moisture in your hair and stimulates growth. It also protects your hair against dirt, pollution, strong sun rays and helps to moisturize the scalp to relieve flaking/dandruff.
How? Replacing your everyday face/body cream and conditioner with EVOO is all that’s needed to say goodbye to dry, irritated skin and hair. Keep in mind that with EVOO a little goes a long way so a few drops will be enough to moisturize your whole body. This saving you the hassle of dealing with a cabinet of products.
Here are a few tried and trusted homemade mixtures that contain EVOO that can be used for your skin and hair.
- EVOO + Honey – Honey, which has natural antibacterial properties, is rich in antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation in angry skin. Combine it with ultra-hydrating EVOO, and you’ve got yourself a moisturizing mask that’s perfect for flaking, raw skin/scalp.
- EVOO + Egg – OK, adding raw eggs to your face sounds less than ideal, but eggs are a major skin-care player, since egg whites temporarily tighten skin and reduce the appearance of pores. Add in a little EVOO, and this mixture turns into a hydrating mask for combination skin and dry hair. Please rinse with cool water, otherwise you will end up with scrambled eggs.
- EVOO + Avocado – Avocado has given so much of itself to this world. Just in case you didn’t know, avocado isn’t just for your taste buds—it also acts as a super moisturizer, thanks to its fatty acids, antioxidants, and natural oils. And, when mixed with EVOO, those natural oils penetrate your skin to hydrate it long after you wash them off.
- EVOO + Banana + Sugar – No, you’re not making a banana split, sadly. This mask-scrub hybrid uses the natural exfoliating nature of sugar and the hydrating powers of banana to create a moisturizing mask that will remove skin flakes while soothing dry skin. And once again EVOO is the star of the show that helps leave your skin glowing.
Now that the secrets out…happy glowing.