First used by ancient Egyptians as cosmetics, olive oil was a crucial ingredient in perfumes, cosmetics and ointments. This is because its lipid structure is like skin, so it’s easily absorbed without irritation.
Aside from its amazing powers to smooth and soften skin, olive oil has regenerating anti-ageing powers on skin tissue and is able to regulate its natural moisturizing system. There’s also a large proportion of polyphenols, and vitamins A, D, E and K, which make it an excellent treatment for skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Massage a few tablespoons of olive oil into scalp and hair. Cover hair with a shower cap or cling wrap, leave on for 20 minutes, then shampoo as usual. This help repair split ends, prevents dandruff and makes your hair shiny, silky and lustrous.
Run out of eye makeup remover? Dab a little olive oil on a cotton swab and smear away. It even removes waterproof mascara.
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