Nature’s Beauty Secret
Using olive oil for face masks is one of the many beauty secrets of nature that Idaros Infusions has been keeping track of for the last twenty years. While olive oil is popularly known for the amazing health benefits it provides as part of a balanced diet, olive oil treatments can also be used to keep your appearance beautiful and youthful.
The ancient Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and Phoenicians all acknowledged the beauty benefits of olive oil for face, skin, hair, nails and even fresh breath. Scientific research in the last century has revealed that olive oil is rich in vitamins A, D, K and particularly vitamin E, which are protective antioxidants that minimize damage caused by “free radicals” (unstable atoms and molecules) that cause cell oxidation and aging.
The following are some simple tips you can use to incorporate olive oil treatments into your beauty routine.
Olive Oil For Face And Skin
Put olive oil on face with face masks to smooth the complexion and maintain skin’s elasticity. Mix olive oil, honey and one egg yolk until well blended. Apply mask to face and leave for 15 minutes. Use warm water to rinse.
Prevent stretch marks, treat dry skin, psoriasis and eczema by massaging olive oil directly into affected area straight out of the bottle
Add olive oil to bath water for a moisturizing soak.
Apply olive oil to hands and feet at bedtime then cover with cotton gloves and socks to soften callous, dry and cracked skin.
Dab olive oil on lips at bedtime to heal and prevent chapping.
Olive Oil For Hair
Make a hot oil treatment to heal dry or damaged hair by mixing 2/3 cup of olive oil and 1 TBSP of honey in a resealable plastic bag. Fill a bowl with hot water and place the sealed bag in the water until it becomes warm. (Do not allow oil to become hot.) Apply oil mixture to roots and work it through to the tips of your hair. Cover with a shower cap and wrap in a warm towel. Leave on for 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition as normal.
Condition your hair by applying olive oil directly to hair for 30 minutes to reduce frizz and static, heal split-ends, remedy dandruff, balance overproduction of oil and prevent attraction of parasites.
Olive Oil For Fingernails
Warm olive oil with 1 TBSP of lemon juice in a dish. (Do not allow oil to become hot.) Soak fingertips for 5-10 minutes to strengthen nails and soften cuticles.
Olive Oil For Bad Breath
Sip olive oil to remedy bad breath with a pleasantly sweet odor. Olive oil also aids in digestion, so is easy on the stomach when sipped straight.
The best olive oil for face, hair or nail care is extra virgin olive oil, which is the purest form directly from the first pressing of the olives. Since it is the most nutrient-rich form of olive oil, you will reap the greatest benefits from these beauty tips when you choose to use extra virgin olive oil for face, hair or nail care.