What Does Olive Oil Do For Your Face?

rubbing-olive-oil-on-skinSo, what are the benefits of olive oil on face? Simply put, it seems a panacea that is beneficial to almost all of your skin problems, such as lines and wrinkles, acne, sun damage, dry skin, just to name a few. Thanks to the extraordinary beauty effect and anti-aging properties, it was once known as “the edible cosmetic” and “the oil of beauty” among beauticians and nutritionists. Besides of boosting general beauty, it can still moisturize skin, enhance exfoliation, remove makeup, and so on.

It is worth mentioning that polyphenols contained in olive oil play an important role here since they are an anti-aging antioxidant that helps prevent dark spots and wrinkles caused by skin aging due to oxidation of fats. In addition, it is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, and hydrating squalene that are easily absorbed by the skin. No wonder these days it is not only a staple for your pantry, but also a powerful ingredient of so many anti-aging skin care products. And next we’re going to go in great details about how to use this potent natural ingredient to get rid of acne, moisturize and soften lips, wash your face, and clean your makeup.

Acne removal

This kitchen staple can promote skin metabolism. When it is applied on the acne, it makes the blocked pores open, promotes the natural sebum excretion, and thereby softens and clears acne. It makes sense to remove blackheads too. What you need to do is just to gently massage the blackheads with it and by doing so it helps dissolve blackheads.

Lip treatment

Dry weather or frequently applying lipstick may lead to peeling of the lip skin. Good news is that the moisturizing effect of olive oil will be almost immediate. So, before going to sleep at night remember to soften your lips with a hot towel and then apply this oil on your lip. By doing so, yours will become smooth again when you get up the next morning. It makes more sense if you have to wear lipstick every day. As an added bonus, after you put on your lipstick a little bit of such oil can make it last longer while helping get a more glossy, shimmery, and shiny look.

Face mask

You should cleanse face with warm water, gently pat it dry with a clean towel, and apply olive oil all over your face with a cotton swab. In general, the deeper it penetrates the skin, the more benefits it offers. So, it is a good idea to gently massage the face with your hands to increase the penetration. After that, let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes before putting a hot towel on and drying your face with a towel. As mentioned earlier, the fat obtained from the olive is rich in vitamin E, which has antioxidants that can form a protective film to help protect you skin cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

In addition, you can DIY homemade moisturizing face mask on your own with this staple in your makeup bag. The steps are to heat it to around 37 degrees Celsius, add the right amount of honey, put the soaked towel on your face, and remove it after 20 minutes. Such mask can prevent skin aging, moisturize dry skin, remove wrinkles, and so on.

Cleansing

When it comes to the benefits of using olive oil on your skin, helping remove makeup is certainly one of them. This is simply because it is easy to mix with makeup and dirt, penetrate deep into pores, dissolve keratin clogged in pores of the skin, and make dirty sebum and old keratin naturally surface. In other words, it helps remove the residue of harmful substances on face.

The steps are to keep your face and hands dry, dip the end of a cotton swab into this oil, remove eye makeup and lipstick, gently massage the face from the center toward the outside to naturally surface the makeup, and finally rinse your face with water. That’s it.

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