Olive Oil and beauty
Olive Oil is more than a food substance for hundreds of years Mediterranean ladies have relied on olive oil to help maintain health, shiny hair, a fresh complexion and much more.
Olive oil is not only important in your kitchen or on your dining table it is also an invaluable asset for good looks. Let’s see what it will do.
After a hectic day first cleanse the face. Warm a small amount of pure olive oil, using an outward and upward movement with the tips of the fingers, massage the oil well into the skin of the face and neck. Use all that the skin will absorb. Leave for a few minutes in order that the hungry cells may feed upon it. Remove any superfluous oil with absorbent cotton and you will be surprised at the fresh, live appearance of the skin.
An olive oil treatment once a week, to an undernourished face and neck, before going to bed will be extremely beneficial. Make sure you leave the oil on all night to be absorbed by the skin.
A small amount of oil applied to the face before powder is considered by many more satisfactory than cold cream as it not only forms a foundation for powder but nourishes the skin and keeps it from becoming dry and hard from exposure.
An oil bath is invaluable if your hands are thin, dry and inclined to wrinkle. Soak them well in the oil and massage well into the hands. This will feed the tissues and help to make the hands plumper and improve their appearance. If the nails are brittle and break easily, rub them with olive oil after washing the hands and this condition will speedily be corrected.
The hair can also benefit from olive oil as it helps repair split ends, keeps the scalp free of dandruff, and makes your hair shiny, silky, and lustrous. Massage a few tablespoons of olive oil into scalp and hair. Cover hair with a plastic bathing cap and leave on for 30 minutes or more, then shampoo as usual.