30 Days of Inspiration

11 April – Day Eleven 30 Days of Inspiration

6 Ways to Include Olive Oil in Your Beauty Routine

Not all beauty treatments are luxury boutique purchases.  Sometimes you can find efficient, practical treatments that work right in your kitchen pantry.

Makeup Remover

If you wear long wearing foundation, it is highly likely you double cleanse at night. If you are not familiar with double cleansing, it is simply using an oil, balm or cream base to remove the makeup (including eyes) and sunscreen before you begin washing your face.  In the past I have used Clinique Take it Off Balm, Banila Co-Clean it Zero, Cleansing Balm Estee Lauder and DHC Deep Cleansing Oil.  All three are outstanding products, but I have found that Olive oil (you can mix a little avocado oil in too) works even better! 🙆🏽‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️🙆‍♀️

The idea is like attracts like, so the oil, balm, or cream breaks the makeup down.  I rub and massage the olive oil on my dry face and then remove with either a wet warm microfiber face cloth or a very soft washcloth. Sometimes I repeat this step.  It also breaks down eye makeup wonderfully and I know my lashes are getting a quick condition too!  After I have removed the makeup and oil I then go on to wash my face.

Body Oil

After exfoliation, a shower or bath, try slathering on olive oil head to toe.  It will make your skin so soft and help seal in moisture.  It can be a delightful experience right before bed.  I apply a light coat of my favorite scented lotion (Philosophy Amazing Grace) on top and zzzzz. 😴🛌

Hair

Olive oil is great as a light scalp oil, pre shampoo conditioner, or hair oil.  Use a VERY light amount on hair or scalp so you do not weigh down your hair.  I like to warm the oil and apply to my scalp then massage it in.  Ooh la la 💆🏾‍♀️💆🏼‍♀️💆‍♀️

Cuticle Care

Dry, ragged, and unsightly cuticles.  Try applying a few drops of olive oil on your cuticles before you go to sleep.  If possible, wear cotton white gloves to get the maximum effect! 💅🏾💅🏼💅

Heels

If your heels look or feel like they need some TLC, olive oil maybe able to help.  Olive oil can soften the skin on your feet and your heels.  If your heels are cracked and very ashy the olive oil will work best when used in conjunction with daily exfoliation with a pumice stone in the shower or bath.  Scrub lightly a little each night and over time you will see the wonderful results. 🦶🏾🦶🏼🦶Wearing white cotton socks to bed after the treatment help too.

Remember the most important thing to any beauty routine or regimen is consistency.  Stay beautiful and loving.

Until tomorrow…

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