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How olive oil helps you get rid of dandruff, dry skin and frizzy hair

By Kriti Saraswat | Updated:Thu, March 19, 2015 10:27am

Olive oil has numerous health benefits, we all know that. But did you know that it has worthy skin and hair benefits too?

Consumption of olive oil is good for health as it has tons of benefits like lowering the levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, preventing strokes, improving the immune system, etc. Not only health, olive oil has various beauty benefits and this makes it one must-have ingredient in our homes.

Skin benefits

Olive oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids. Being an influential element for anti-aging skin care products; rich in antioxidants, it prevents skin aging, the onset of wrinkles and fine lines; it also nourishes, rejuvenates and guards the skin. Here are 7 ways olive oil can enhance beauty.

Dry skin: Olive oil is good moisturise; if you have dry skin, massage it well in your skin, not just the face but the whole body for a smooth feel. Elbow and knee areas get too dry and massaging them with olive oil will lock in the moisture for longer.

Here s a pack you can make for your face:

This will help get back the moisture in your skin and also get rid of the impurities.

Oily skin: Olive oil works very well for oily skin as well due to its non-greasy nature. Avoid the face but massage the bodies with it and reap in its benefits.

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 or sunburnt skin, massage it on the affected area. Here is how you can say good bye to 4 common skincare problems.

Stretch marks: By massaging this oil, you can improve the elasticity of the skin and its regenerative properties help heal the affected skin. Massaging helps in lightening the stretch marks and also prevents the formation of new 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. Here are top 10 health benefits of olive oil.

Hair benefits

Olive oil, as part of a regular hair care regimen, can help your hair and scalp reach their healthiest potential.

Dry scalp: 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 shine. 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. You could also try out glycerine to moisturise dry, frizzy hair.

Frizzy hair or split ends: 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.

Condition: Olive oil has properties that can make your hair shiny and soft. This is the reason why it has been used for centuries as a natural hair conditioner.

Blood circulation: A relaxing head massage with olive oil massages improves blood circulation in your scalp. This increased blood flow can stimulate the follicles, which then produce thicker strands.

Which oil to choose?

Olive oil, yes, but there are various varieties of olive oil available in the market. Extra virgin olive oil is the finest one and will have the most number of beneficial properties over any other type. Know here if olive oil is good for diabetics or not.

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Published:Fri, December 26, 2014 11:00am | Updated:Thu, March 19, 2015 10:27am

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Hair Skin Oily skin Dry skin Split ends Olive oil Frizzy hair Stretch marks Skin problems Extra virgin olive oil Olive oil benefits

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