Olive oil is not only an indispensable element of a healthy diet, but also a cosmetic product. It is also popular in home care cosmetics. Since it contains vitamins "youth" A and E.
Especially recommended for those with dry and sensitive skin. And of course, it is used to care for aging skin. It does not close the pores with a film, allows the skin to breathe, while moisturizing, retaining precious moisture in the epidermis, which becomes less and less in the skin with age. This product is hypoallergenic. It can be used by everyone.
Olive oil is suitable as a home remedy for dry skin. In the morning and in the evening, a little warmed olive oil should be applied to a cotton swab and, without pressing, rub the skin with it. In the morning, leave the oil on the skin for 20 minutes, then rinse off with plain water. Blot the skin with a napkin. In the evening, you do not need to wash off the oil from the skin. It will be absorbed overnight without a trace, leaving no oily sheen, but saturating the skin with useful elements.
You can arrange such washing for normal and oily skin. But not every day. Normal skin is wiped with an oil swab every two days. Fat - once a week. In the morning, oil from the skin of these types is washed off after 10 minutes, then rinsed with cool water.
Olive oil is indispensable for the care of the area around the eyes. Especially if wrinkles, called "crow's feet", have already begun to appear. It prevents wrinkles from forming. It is enough for the night with light movements to lubricate the area around the eyes with a cotton swab with oil. By the way, the oil removes decorative cosmetics very well.
Masks are good with olive oil. For dry skin, masks with the addition of vegetable and fruit pulp or berries are suitable. Mix the pulp of any fruit (except citrus), vegetables or berries (except blueberries) with oil one to one and apply to the skin for a third of an hour. Best suited for dry skin: avocado, banana, persimmon, apricot, gooseberry, melon, lingonberry, black currant, potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, pineapple, cucumber. Plus some honey.
For other types of skin (normal, oily combination), it is better to use the pulp of kiwi, grapes, apples, peaches, watermelon, strawberries, red currants, rose hips, mountain ash, raspberries, potatoes, cabbage. Plus lemon juice.
To soften overdried skin, use olive oil mixed with raw egg yolk and fatty cottage cheese. The proportions are 2: 1: 1.
To nourish and cleanse combination to oily skin, add rice or oat flour to olive oil. Mix one to one until a pasty homogeneous mass.