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10 Budget-Friendly Beauty Uses For Olive Oil

Did you know that one of the best-kept beauty secrets is probably in your pantry right now? Did you know that it is also one of the cheapest grocery item staples? It’s true. There are many beauty uses for olive oil, the most common oil for cooking. As a plus, it’s cheaper than other oil remedies such as coconut oil. Let’s talk about the many beauty uses for olive oil.

Moisturize Hair

You can use olive oil as an at-home hot oil treatment for your hair. Start by heating the oil in a microwave for 10-15 seconds. Then rub the oil into your hair and let it sit uncovered for at least thirty minutes. For an additional hot treatment, use a blow dryer to warm up the oil on your head.

Soften Hands

Moisturizing hand cream can get pricey. Save yourself the time and trouble by using olive oil instead of expensive hand lotion. While you are cooking, rub some onto your hands. This treatment also works best if you apply it before you go to bed.

Nail Care

While applying olive oil to your hands, pay extra attention to your nails and cuticles. Taking care to rub the oil onto your nail beds will help in keeping your nails healthy and strong.

Eliminate Dandruff

If dandruff is your problem, try using olive oil as a treatment. Before you go to bed, rub the oil onto your scalp. Put a bath cap over your hair and let it sit overnight.

Body Lotion

After you take a shower, rub olive oil on your skin. It may take awhile for your body to completely absorb it, so give yourself plenty of time before you get dressed.

Reduce & Prevent Wrinkles

Olive oil is loaded with antioxidants. To help yourself battle wrinkles, try putting olive oil on your skin at least 1-2 times a week to keep it smooth, soft and to help prevent wrinkles. Keep in mind that this works best on dry to normal skin types.

Makeup Remover

Makeup remover can be an unnecessary expense but it doesn’t have to be. To remove makeup, put some olive oil on a cotton ball and wipe until the makeup is gone. Finish with a floral water or witch hazel rinse.

Bath Soak

For a simple, yet amazing way to use olive oil on your skin, try adding it to your bath. Just add five tablespoons to your bathwater.

Face Mask

Make a simple homemade mask with a tablespoon of olive oil and an egg yolk. Apply the mixture to your clean face and let sit for up to ten minutes. Rinse off with warm water followed with cold water.

Eye Cream

Softly dab some olive oil around your eyes to moisturize the skin and keep away fine lines.

Surprised by all the beauty uses for olive oil? It is convenient that such simple oil can be used for so many beauty purposes. Try them all and watch your skin improve!