Olive oil and skin care uses
1- Because is an antioxidant it helps to protect the skin from the harmful action of free radicals, delaying aging skin.
2- It is also used as a moisturizer to maintain the skin elastic, hydrated and smooth. Try this mask at home: mix olive oil with an egg yolk and some honey. Put this mixture over your face and leave it on for fifteen minutes. Rinse with warm water.
3- As a tonic for the hair, to add shine and to keep it moisturized. This is a fantastic hair mask: mix olive oil with two eggs. Apply it over the hair and leave it on for thirty minutes. Wash as normal.
4- Good for the hands. Add some sugar to two spoons of olive oil. Rub your hands with this mixture. Rinse with warm water.
5- Strengthens the nails. Soak your nails in lemon juice and olive oil for five minutes. You could leave it overnight, but you must use some gloves.
6- If your mascara is dry add one or two drops of olive oil.
7- It can be used for body massage and can be added to the bath or to your usual skin care product.