We all want beautiful, healthy-looking skin, but sometimes it comes with a hefty price tag. But did you know that you can achieve amazing results with ingredients that are probably sitting right in your cupboard? We’ve put together our favourite DIY skincare treatments made with olive oil and powerful, all-natural ingredients that target the most common skin complaints.
Exfoliating extra virgin olive oil and orange scrub to brighten your skin
Want a more even skin tone? Find an orange and some olive oil. Oranges are rich in vitamin C and powerful antioxidants, which is why they can help fade dark spots that appear on your skin. Not only that, but they can also help regenerate your skin cells and repair damaged skin.
Mix 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of baking soda to make an exfoliating paste. Use as a gentle scrub, then rinse.
Lemon juice toner to clear up acne
The acid in lemon juice makes for an all-natural toner and cleanser. Since bacteria have a hard time surviving in acidic environments, lemon juice can aid in killing off the bacteria living on your skin – the bacteria responsible for those pesky pimples. You should bear in mind that lemon juice can be drying. For that reason, after following this routine, you should moisturize with olive oil.
Extra virgin olive oil's properties have been proven to hydrate and moisturize the skin, so these two treatments go hand in hand. Squeeze fresh lemon juice onto a clean cotton ball. Apply over clean skin. Follow with a few drops of olive oil applied gently in a circular motion.
Olive oil moisturizer to soften skin
As we just learned, olive oil is your go-to ingredient for almost all things health-related, and using it to hydrate the skin is no exception. The vitamin E found in olive oil softens skin, and because the composition of olive oil is very similar to your skin it is absorbed more easily than commercial moisturizers. Plus, it’s hypoallergenic – so all skin types can use it without causing any irritation.
Apply a few drops of olive oil to your fingertips and smooth gently onto clean, dry skin. Allow it to absorb.
Yogurt and extra virgin olive oil to eliminate redness and soothe your skin
Whether it's the air-con in the summer, the heating in the winter or just everyday environmental factors, everyone’s skin can become irritated. Treat your skin with a creamy yogurt and extra virgin olive oil mask to eliminate redness and give your skin an extra burst of hydration.
Olive oil contains two different antioxidants: vitamin E and polyphenols. These antioxidants work together to fight free radicals and soothe your skin. Dairy is full of natural fats, water and proteins, so using yogurt on your skin helps replenish lost moisture.
Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil and ¼ cup of plain, full fat yogurt into a paste. Apply to clean, dry skin, leave to work for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off.
Olive oil and egg-white face mask to firm your skin
The Vitamin E found in olive oil have anti-aging benefits, and one of those is tightening skin and pores. It only takes a little bit of olive oil to remedy tired-looking skin. Additionally, egg whites naturally shrink pores when left on for just a short time. Pair these two all star ingredients together and you have yourself an natural mask that will work quickly to tighten skin and shrink pores.
Mix 1 tablespoon olive oil with 1 egg white in a small bowl. Apply to clean face, and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse and follow with olive oil moisturizer.
It’s widely known that olive oil is excellent for your health, but we’re here to tell you that it’s great for your skin, too! Are you as excited as we are to incorporate these 5 skin treatments into your routine? Tell us which one you’d like to try first!
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