olive oilBy now, we all know that olive oil is really good for our health and has tons of benefits like lowering the levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, preventing strokes, improving the immune system, etc. But it also has various beauty benefits and this makes it one must-have ingredient in our homes.

Benefits for the skin

Dry skin – Olive oil is good for moisturising the skin. If you have dry skin, massage it well in your skin, not just face but the whole body and get a glow in no time. Areas like elbow and knee get too dry and massaging them with it will lock in the moisture for longer.

Here’s a pack you can make for your face:

Mix some honey and egg yolk in olive oil and blend them all together. Now apply it on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes before you wash it off with lukewarm water. This will help get back the moisture in your skin and also get rid of the impurities. You could aslo try these fruit face packs for dry skin

Oily skin – Olive oil works for oily skin as well due to its non-greasy nature. Since it does not stick, people with oily skin can also use it. They can avoid the face but massage their bodies with it and reap in its benefits. For face, you can try face packs made of multani mittti

Irritated skin – Olive oil has antioxidants and good fats which help get rid of the free radicals and also heal the skin. So if you have irritated skin or sunburnt skin then massage it on the affected area.

Stretch marks – Another major concern for both men and women are the ghastly stretch marks. By massaging this oil, you can improve the elasticity of the skin and its regenerative properties will help heal the affected skin. This will not let to the formation of new stretch marks and may also lighten the present ones slightly. You could even try other home remedies like lime juice to reduce stretch marks. 

Other beauty problems – Trade your lip balm and under-eye cream for olive oil instead. This will get rid of chapped lips and reduce under-eye wrinkles. Apply a few drops of it overnight and see the difference in a few days. People who have extremely sensitive skin can also opt for this. Olive oil is also good for the nails, making them stronger and healthier. It is also a great solution for cracked heels.

Benefits for the hair

If you suffer from problems like dry, flaky scalp or dandruff, switching to olive oil is a good idea. Massage it with your fingertips in circular motion and then on the tips to get shiner hair. It is very light and does not make your hair too greasy. Applying it weekly once and then washing your hair after 30 minutes of application will give you good results.

People who have frizzy hair or split ends can massage their locks with lightly warmed olive oil. Remember, don’t heat the oil too much as olive oil loses its properties at high temperatures. One can even use it in combination with egg to add volume and shine to their mane. Also read home remedies for all your hair problems

There are various varieties of olive oil available but extra virgin olive oil is the finest one and will have the most number of beneficial properties than the other types. So buy a bottle of olive oil the next time you go to the supermarket and massage your way to beautiful skin. 


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  • Ika

    me too

    but i prefer to use the professional beauty products

    as the know all the proportions for sure

    as http://lokvita.com/products/moisturizing-fluid-cream-dry-skin

    • Tanya

      i know
      i have used there Oro Di spell eye creams and lotions
      my skin is extremely dry after the long winter

  • Mel Stevens

    Love this article. So far I am using the pro naturals hair repair system and it’s really good!

  • rishi vajpayee

    I want to about how can we use olive oil for growinng good and healthy hair

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  • Varsh

    olive oil n almond oil is also good for skin care and i used almond oil for massaging all body it gives trimendous results ..its good n also wanna to try olive oil too.thank you.

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  • Preeti S

    Yes, I have heard that olive oil is good for skin. But in India, we have been relying on oils like mustard oil, sesame oil and coconut oil for our skin care. Mustard is a heavy oil and can be used for skin massage in winter. Because of its strong smell, not many people use it. Sesame oil is a lighter oil and again is good for massaging, for both skin and hair, especially black sesame oil. Coconut oil is supposed to be a wonder product for both hair and skin. Coconut penetrates deep into the skin and nourishes it deeply. Also, it has no strong and unpleasant odour. That’s the reason why it’s so popular for skin care products.

    • np

      ur right preeti …use better oil