Hello, beautiful people! Olive Oil or “Jaitun ka tel” as we popularly call in Hindi, is a miracle ingredient not only for our health but also for our beauty. Being a Bengali, I had always heard from my grandmother that “Jolopai tel” (this is the name of Olive oil in Bengali) was so good for skin, hair and nails but I never knew that her “Jolopai tel” was actually the magical oil that the whole world is raving about. She always made it a point to oil her hair with this oil and apply on her cracked heels and trust me – I really envy her thick, long and black hair till date. And all of you who, like me, want a flawless skin and hair, read on to know how Olive Oil helps in various aspects of beauty!
As a skin moisturiser:
As an anti-wrinkle serum:
Olive Oil has firming and anti-wrinkles properties that help to minimise fine lines and wrinkles. You have to massage your face with Aloe Vera gel and Olive Oil before going to bed every night and wake up to a beautiful and clear skin.
As a makeup remover
Olive Oil can be a great makeup remover for all skin types. It is a natural substance which can be a great eye makeup remover too. It won’t sting your eyes and will remove your makeup like a dream! Just mix 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil with 1 tablespoon of Rose water. These won’t mix and will form a Bi-phased makeup remover like the ones available in the market. We have a post on DIY makeup removers which you can check Here
As a lip scrub
Olive Oil can be a great lip scrub too if we use it after mixing with sugar. Take 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of Olive Oil and mix together. Apply this on your lips and scrub gently. This natural lip scrub will take away all the dead cells and give you baby lips!
On cracked heels
Olive Oil can act as a miracle ingredient for cracked heels too. And it can give you a parlour like a pedicure effect at dirt cheap cost. Just soak your feet in a bucket of lukewarm water. Scrap off the dead cells with a foot scrub and then apply the oil all over your feet including the cracked heels area. You can see extraordinary results in just a week. This will also help to remove tan and provide that glow that was always missing!
As an anti-hair fall oil:
Olive Oil is very effective in controlling hair loss and accelerating regrowth of hair. The nutrients like Zinc, magnesium, Vitamins present in Olive Oil helps to control hair fall. You can either use this and massage your scalp or can include this in your hair mask. You can simply make a paste of fenugreek and amla or Indian gooseberry and include some Olive oil in this. This can also help to prevent hair loss issues.
In homemade spa cream
Forget to burn a hole in your pocket after doing a hair spa! Use Olive oil to get that spa effect at home in your PJs. You can just add Olive oil, egg yolk and glycerin in a bowl and mix it. If you have dandruff issues, don’t forget to add Aloe Vera gel into it. Apply this mixture all over your scalp and hair and leave on for 45 minutes. Wash off with shampoo and condition as usual. This will make your hair so soft and manageable.
Strengthens nails and cuticles
Olive oil can act as a great cuticle oil for your oils. Cuticle oils are so damn expensive that not many of us can afford it but when you have olive oil here, why fear? Apply olive oil all over your nails and keep on for the whole night. Wash your hands with lukewarm water the next morning. This oil with strengthen your nails and will also prevent them from becoming yellow.
Improves overall heath of the body
Apart from beauty benefits, Olive oil has tremendous benefits for overall health. It prevents weight gain, controls cholesterol, prevents constipation. improve sex life and also prevents strokes. When you are beautiful from inside you glow outside!
So what are you waiting for? Grab your bottle of Olive oil now!