Olive oil since ancient times is consideredan excellent means of skin care for the body and face, as well as for the hair. Today it is widely used in cosmetology: creams, emulsions and face masks with olive oil are very popular among women of all ages, with any type of skin. Cosmetologists recommend using olive oil for making home cosmetics, in fact, what we are talking about today.
What is the value of olive oil
First of all, this is a unique composition. It contains two main vitamins - E and A. Vitamin E is responsible for the elasticity, softness and elasticity of the skin, but vitamin A takes care to ensure that it is moisturized and nourished. This is a complex double effect on the epidermis. In addition, in olive oil, there are other equally useful vitamins - B, K and D, which, combined with monounsaturated fats, provide the skin with deep nutrition, preventing premature aging. It is a complex of useful substances, microelements, vitamins and minerals, which are especially suitable for dry type skin, which is the most in need of good moisturizing. Keeping moisture in the epidermis, olive oil softens the skin and smooths wrinkles without clogging the pores. In addition, regeneration of cells is accelerated, that is, their ability for rapid recovery, which is manifested in the rejuvenating effect. This product is also unique in that it is hypoallergenic - safely use it even in the care of the most sensitive skin.
How to apply olive oil at home?
Let's look at how bestUse olive oil in skin care of different types. First of all, it is a cleanser, which can be applied in the morning and evening. Lightly heat the oil by placing the container with it in hot water for a few minutes. Now moisten the cotton in warm oil and gently wipe the skin. If you perform this procedure before going to bed, you can safely leave the remedy for the whole night. This is suitable for those who suffer from excessive dryness of the skin. If the cleansing you spend in the morning, then leave it on your face for about 20 minutes, no more, and do not forget to get your face wet with a napkin. It should be noted that olive oil is considered a quality remedy for make-up. It perfectly removes even waterproof mascara or eyeliner - a good alternative to expensive means. It is also used to nourish the skin around the eyes, which, as you know, is the most sensitive and prone to the appearance of early wrinkles. Simply smear the skin in the eye area, tapping with your fingers for a little better absorption. You can, as in the first case, leave the remedy for the night.
Masks with olive oil
Of course, most often used are valuable olive oil for making masks, the recipes of which we will consider below.
- The first way, the most simple
This is exactly the method that was mentioned earlier. Simply heat the oil and apply it to the skin for 25-30 minutes. This is suitable for those who suffer from increased skin peeling and dryness.
- Recipe for combination skin
It is recommended to lubricate the peeling areasskin 2-3 times a day, also using warm olive oil. This advice is also suitable for those who seek to rejuvenate the skin and get rid of long-formed wrinkles.
- Fruit and olive oil
In case you want to get rid of excessivedryness, prepare masks based on olive oil, adding fruit / vegetables or the flesh of fresh berries. For example, you can stir one large spoonful of fruit and vegetable gruel with the same spoon of butter. Leave the mixture on the face for 15-25 minutes. Note that fruit and olive masks are suitable, in general, for any type of skin. The only difference is in the composition of masks. Which fruits and vegetables are best for you? Here we pay attention to the type of skin. Banana, melon, gooseberry, cranberries or persimmons will suit for dry skin. Potatoes, radish, peppers and carrots will be effective here. But in the case of a combined or normal type of skin, it is best to mix the oil with kiwi, orange or grapefruit, apple or peach. Also suitable raspberry, mountain ash or currant.
- Mask based on cottage cheese and eggs
This recipe is ideal for dry skin. Here you will need: fat cottage cheese - 1 large spoon, olive oil - 2 large spoons, egg yolk - one. Literally right after you wash off such a mask, you will notice how well your skin feels. This tool is considered one of the best!
- Saving Withering Skin
For skin with deep wrinkles, it is recommended to use honey. Just mix one tablespoon of olive oil with a teaspoon of any honey. Apply for 20-30 minutes.
- We clean the normal and combination skin
Here we use oil in combination with flour. One soup spoon of flour (rice or wheat) mix in a spoonful of olive oil. The mass of the pasty kind will be obtained. Apply to the skin for about fifteen minutes, then rinse with water.
- Oily skin
It would seem, how you can use oil,which in itself is fat, in order to care for the skin, prone to the manifestation of excessive secretion and acne? This is quite possible, because the olive is irreplaceable with irritations, rashes and inflammations. Take the ingredients: starch - a teaspoon, olive oil - a teaspoon, tomato juice - a little. Initially, mix the juice of tomatoes, preferably freshly squeezed, with starch. Ideally, you should get pretty thick gruel. Now add the olive and mix again, so that the mass is homogeneous. Such an olive-starch mask helps to reduce pores, smooth out the skin, and also prevent the appearance of hateful comedones or blackheads.
- We remove irritations of sensitive skin
In this case, we use a banana (one quarter)and cucumber (teaspoon) in combination with olive. First razomnite banana, then mix the mass with a gruel, prepared from cucumber. Now add olive oil and mix again. Apply the mixture on the skin for half an hour, then rinse off with cool water. You will immediately notice how much your face has grown prettier: there are no irritations, the dryness disappeared, a healthy blush appeared.
- Cosmetic clay and olive for any skin type
Everyone knows about the amazing properties of kaolin,cosmetic clay. Why not combine it with an equally useful olive oil? So, take the following ingredients: kaolin - a teaspoon, olive oil - a large spoon, water - a little to dissolve the clay. First, dilute kaolin in water. Stir until the mixture is as thick as sour cream. Water must be warm. After that, add the olive, once again mixing everything. We keep the mask on our face for about fifteen minutes. This is an excellent option for problem skin, which must be dried and improve its overall appearance. In general, this recipe is quite effective - wrinkles are reduced, and acne and pimples are not so noticeable.
- For freshness and radiance of the skin
Excellent mask based on honey (a pair of teaspoons), a wiped apple and olive oil. Cooking mixture is very simple - mix all the ingredients. Now, in a circular motion, spread the mass onto the skin of the face and wash it off after 10 minutes. That's all - you look perfect! The recipes for masks presented above have repeatedly proved their effectiveness. They are no less useful than the expensive cosmetics of the promoted brands. Why not take advantage of what nature has given us? Take care of yourself and be beautiful!