Olive oil isn’t just meant for the cooking pan, it can make your skin glow too.
Today, olive oil is commonly found in the kitchens of health conscious homes. From tossing it in a salad to using it for daily meals, olive oil has come a long way and has now become omnipresent on the cooking scene.
However, did you know that it was first used by the Greeks, Egyptians and Romans since time immemorial for its anti-aging remedies. The oil was also used for treating wounds and to make the skin moist.
Here are a few points how olive oil can be beneficial for the skin.
1. Rich in minerals and vitamins – Olive oil is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin E which work as an anti-oxidants for the skin. The contents of the oil helps to restore the elasticity of the skin. So farewell loose and flappy skin!
2. Good exfoliator – Exfoliation of the skin is very important for the dead skin cells to be washed away and olive oil works as a good exfoliant. Mix sea salt with olive oil and rub it all over the body, This removes all the dead cells and helps the skin to glow.
3. Removes make-up – Olive oil is one of the best ingredients that can be be used to remove make-up. Olive oil is gentle and does not treat your skin harshly. Just a few drops on a cotton ball and wipe all the make-up from the face without any abrasions.
4. Olive oil for nails – Olive oil is great for keeping your nails healthy. Dip your nails in warm water with olive oil for about 5 to 10 minutes and it will make your nails shine.
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