Olive oil was popularly called ‘liquid gold’ in the ancient world. The benefits of olive oil are many. Weight loss, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, cancer, arthritis - name it, and olive oil has a cure for it. But did you know that this ingredient can be used to improve your skin health too? Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of olive oil.
1. Olive oil contains a good amount of vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects the skin from various external factors like the harsh sunrays or the wind. The light texture of olive oil makes it a perfect non-sticky moisturizer that stays for long and suits all skin types.
2. Mix the Crushed brown sugar, a few drops of olive oil and a dash of lemon juice and scrub your lips for five minutes just before you head to bed. Olive oil helps smoothen your chapped lips. Sugar and lemon act as exfoliating agents.
3. If your cracked heels are stopping you from putting your best foot forward (pun intended!), try olive oil. Exfoliate your heels using hot lemon water and rub olive oil on them generously for added moisture and smoothness. You can wear socks for quick relief.
4. Olive oil, in combination with a few other ingredients – like honey and egg, can work wonders to keep your hair healthy. The oil is rich in vitamin E that helps fight hair loss. Honey moisturizes your hair. It also contains other nutrients like magnesium, zinc, sulfur, calcium, and B vitamins that aid hair growth. The egg yolk is rich in protein, a nutrient that is the primary constituent of hair.
5. Olive oil can actually improve nail health. If you are planning to flaunt that trendy nail art for your best friend’s wedding, you need to first start caring for your nails so they look healthy. The vitamin E in olive oil can improve the appearance of nails affected by an ailment.
6. Virgin olive oil is an easy and comparatively cheap alternative to market brands. Besides, where can you find a product that does the job without harming your skin? sensitive skin suffers blisters or rashes if there’s the slightest variation in the products.