Make Olive Oil Part of Your Beauty Regimen

Monday, May 28, 2018 | 7:07 pm

If you’re an avid chef, you’re probably well-versed in the merits of olive oil when it comes to the kitchen. But have you tried incorporating the product into your beauty routine?

Olive oil has been used as an anti-aging product since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Filled to the brim with antioxidants and hydrating squalene, it is great for any part of the body including skin, hair and nails.

Pasadena’s We Olive has a range of oils that can be used for both cooking and skincare purposes. Here are just a few ways you can use their oils in your beauty regimen:

Hair Treatment
Before you wash your hair, try applying olive oil to your scalp and the ends of your locks. Make sure to warm it either in the microwave or warm water first. Leave it in your hair for around 20 minutes, then rinse out with a generous helping of shampoo. You should be left with a silky smooth do.

Lip Scrub
Chapped lips are the bane of human lives. Olive oil can fix the issue pretty quickly. Simply mix coarse sugar with a teaspoon of oil and scrub on your lips. If you want some extra exfoliation, try adding a dash of lemon juice. You can even use the scrub on the entirety of your body.

Makeup Remover
You may be a little worried about putting olive oil anywhere near your precious face but there’s no need to panic. Oil will naturally latch onto oil-based products such as eye makeup, making it the perfect removal method for that stubborn mascara and eyeliner.

Shiny Locks
This hair remedy involves a lot less work. If your hair is looking a little lackluster, rub some olive oil in the ends to inject that gloss right back in.

Shaving Assistance
You can throw away shaving cream if you have olive oil in the house. Just cover your legs in oil then shave as usual. As well as helping remove every single hair, it also prevents painful burns and bumpy skin.

Nail Strengthener
Nails tend to break. But olive oil can help your nails to grow stronger. Rub across your nails – and cuticles in particular – when you get a spare moment to encourage growth.

Eczema Fix
Olive oil also has some great moisturizing properties. If you suffer from dry skin conditions such as eczema, a little natural oil can work wonders.

Feet Repair
Wearing heels all day can often equal cracked and painful feet. Use olive oil to keep your feet looking and feeling smooth. After quickly exfoliating with a pumice stone, simply apply the oil around your entire foot.

Moisturizer
While many skincare products do contain olive oil, you can apply it directly to your skin as a moisturizer. This can be especially useful if you’ve sat out in the sun for too long and are now suffering from burns.

There are a few things to be aware of when dealing with olive oil. If you have sensitive skin, you may wish to stay away or try out a patch test before committing. If there is no reaction after 48 hours, you’re good to go.

Always opt for a high quality oil to avoid any issues. Check for a label showing a certification from the International Olive Council before purchasing.

Of course, the olive oil experts at We Olive can help you pick an oil that will meet all your needs, and whether you’re using their oils for cooking or beauty it will be assured that you’re getting only the best olive oil as We Olive. Buy some today, and see what a difference it can make.

We Olive is located at 32 E Colorado Blvd, in Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 787-1000 or visit http://weolive.com/pasadena.

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