skincare from the vine

At Home Uses for Olive Oil

Olive oil can be used in a skin care regiment in a number of ways. 

• As a bath oil. Substitute regular bath oil with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.

• As a skin moisturizer. Apply olive oil to dry skin on any body part (face, elbows, feet, etc.) to help the skin regain its natural oil balance. Olive oil can be added to many of the natural facial home recipes that exist. When combined with some sugar, olive oil makes a great hand exfoliant and moisturizer.

• As a night cream. When combined with vinegar and water in equal proportions, olive oil will soften and moisturize the skin as you sleep. The vinegar acts to lighten skin discolorations and helps to exfoliate the skin.

• Olive oil has antioxidant properties and thus protects the skin from those harmful and damaging free radicals. It is beneficial in slowing the aging signs such as fine lines and wrinkles.

• Olive oil can be used as a lip balm, hair moisturizer, nail soak, dandruff treatment, etc.

• Some research has indicated that applying olive oil on the skin after being in the sun may help reduce the damage caused by sun exposure.

• Other potential benefits of olive oil as an olive oil skin care product include: treatment of - minor skin wounds, eczema, and psoriasis.

• The vitamin E in olive oil makes it a great overall skin care product.

Whether you purchase olive oil skin products or mix up your own olive oil skin care recipes, your skin will benefit. Always look for extra virgin olive oil or organic extra virgin olive oil in olive oil skin care products or when formulating your own olive oil skincare recipes. Pure or light olive oil is likely chemically processed and would be lacking the beneficial skin care elements.