One popular food that may have being ignored of its potency is the Olive Oil.
Olive oil has got many edible benefits and researchers have opined that it is safer to include olive oil, ditching vegetable oil(which is high in cholesterol) in cooking. Apart from it dietary nutrients, olive oil is also a good nutrient for your skin. Ancient Egyptian women have been ascribed to have included the use of olive oil in their daily beauty regimen. Cleopatra was also said to use it on her skin.
That means to tell you that olive oil is capable of doing more than you think!
Extra virgin olive oil doubles as a moisturiser, keeping your skin hydrated and healthy all day long. Application of olive oil penetrates deep into the skin on your face, providing the needed moisture as well as a shield to protect your skin, keeping it smooth and youthful.
Mix extra virgin olive oil and sea salt together to make a natural exfoliant for your face, especially if you’re suffering from scaly, dry skin. Massage this exfoliator into the areas of your face affected by dryness and scaliness. It works to get rid of the old, dry skin, revealing new, younger skin underneath.
Olive oil is considered by some to be an effective anti-aging tonic when taken internally. By swallowing olive oil, you can actually improve your skin and reduce the effects of ageing. This is based on olive oil’s high percentage of polyphenols and vitamin E which repairs the skin.
Eradicates under-eye bags and wrinkles
You can use olive oil as an eye cream. It will nourish the tender skin around your eyes and soften fine lines.Simply apply a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil on the dark circles under eyes and massage with your fingertips gently for a few minutes. Do this daily before going to bed for quick result.
For Healthy Nails
A warm olive oil bath for nails is an excellent way to strengthen them. It takes only 5 or 10 minutes. Just soak your nails in slightly warmed up olive oil (it shouldn’t be too hot, just a room temperature). Do this treatment once or twice a week and enjoy strong, shiny and healthy nails!
Credit: ‘Toyosi Salami(Lifestyle Editor, Spice TV)