Olive Oil for Beauty – 3 Unexpected Uses

By now, you know the many benefits of incorporating olive oil into your diet. But what you may not know is that olive oil can be very beneficial for skin and nail health.

Olive oil is rich in vitamins A, E, D, and K, which are proven to promote healthy skin. Additionally, antioxidant-rich squalene (an ingredient used in many face moisturizers) is found in olive oil, which helps reverse damage from UV rays. Lastly, olive oil is great for hydrating dry skin or sunburns. Try adding to your moisturizing routine or try these 3 DIY treatments for skin and nails below.

 

DIY Turmeric Face Mask

 

DIY Turmeric Face Mask

 

2 Tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp Turmeric

1 tsp Raw Honey 

1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (optional)

 

 

Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

 

Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

 

½ Cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Cup Sugar

1 tsp Turmeric (optional)

Use on face, body, or lips to exfoliate. Then rinse in the shower, or soak in the bath.

 

Cuticle Care

 

Cuticle Care

 

Moisturize your cuticles by rubbing ½ tsp of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil to each nail. This will help prevent cracking and hangnails.

 

Note: Olive oil might not be beneficial for sensitive, naturally oily skin or other skin conditions. If you have sensitive skin, apply a dime-size drop to your forearm. If you do not observe a reaction over 24-48 hours, it is safe to use!

 

Sources:

https://www.aboutoliveoil.org/6-beauty-hacks-using-olive-oil

https://www.healthline.com/health/olive-oil-benefits-face#risks-and-warnings

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