Thursday, July 5, 2012

EXTRA VIRGIN

This got my attention today... Not related to fashion, but an amazing list of beauty tips. Read on, ladies! (and gents)


Olive oil is one of those magical substances that is good for almost everything--your diet, your skin, your hands and nails, and your hair. Prized for its cosmetic uses since ancient times, olive oil is relatively inexpensive and can be purchased in most grocery stores. 

Use extra virgin, as brands labeled "pure" and "light" have been chemically processed. Because the oil's fat composition is very similar to that of human skin, it rarely causes allergic reactions. In addition, it's absorbed quickly and helps lock in moisture in the skin. The high percentage of unsaturated fat and vitamins A and E, helpful in preventing sun damage, also work on the outside to soothe and replenish, particularly sensitive skin. It is also pure, and unmixed with anything but water, unlike other oils.

You may find you love this elixir enough to buy an attractive storage bottle so you can keep it in the bathroom rather than dragging the big container out of the kitchen every night. And if you don't like the smell, you can always mix it with a little of your favorite hand, body, or hair lotions.

* If you want to have smooth and fine nails olive oil is the best solution. Dowse your nails in a cup of olive oil for 30 minutes and find the best results. 

* Apply Olive oil liberally on your hands. To avoid spreading it elsewhere wear cotton gloves. This method helps you to get a smoother and softer skin.

* Olive oil is the best solution for chapped lips. It does wonders to your lips.

* To have beautiful, lustrous, shiny, silky and dandruff free hair, olive oil is the best bet. You can apply good amount of oil on your hair and cover it with a shower cap for 30 minutes, later shampoo it.

* It is great moisturizing solution which makes your skin softer and smoother.

* To make yourself an interesting bathing solution you can add 3-4 tbsp of olive oil with a few drops of essential oil.

* You can make an excellent night cream by using 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup water. This helps to lighten your skin, kill bacteria and makes your skin smooth and clear. 

* It can work as a cleansing cream if you have dry skin. Apply olive oil and then scrub with good amount of sugar. Later, wipe the sugar off your face with wet and warm cloth. One of the easiest ways to get facial done.

* Soften your feet by applying olive oil on your feet.

* Mix in bowl 1 egg, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp olive oil and few drops of rose water. Use this as a mask for dry skin. Once applied keep it for sometime, later rinse it off with warm water. Dab it dry.

* Make a paste by mixing some mashed apricots and warm olive oil. Apply this paste all over your face and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash it off with water.



 Source: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071222021313AAyehc1


9 comments:

  1. Great info. I also heard that EVOO can be used to reduce acne. At first I just thought that EVOO is just for cooking. hehehe

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    1. Did it work? I plan on doing that :)

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  2. I'm all for it. I believe natural's the best. I even use EVOO for my hair to make it soft and it really is. :-)

    Thanks for sharing. :-)

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    1. yiheee I'm getting more and more excited about when I buy my first bottle of EVOO!

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  3. Hi. I remember some of my friends have used olive oil when they were pregnant to avoid stretch marks.

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  4. Another great use of Olive Oil is for a DIY Lip scrub.. Simply add olive oil to sugar, just enough to 'bind' or turn the sugar to paste. Then simply scrub gently on lips! Very moisturizing!

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  5. I found out about the many uses of olive oil on the body a few years ago and I have been using it every since. The easiest way by far is to simply put it in my bathwater. I also use it as a replacement for the petroleum based greases in my hair.

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  6. What about using olive oil in cooking, does it bring any good to our skin etc?

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