Olive oil is one of the most effective and most common ingredients in cosmetic industry, because it contains a multitude of vitamins, thanks to which our skin, hair, body and nails are being nourished and nurtured in a very natural way. Its chemical composition is most suitable for people who are allergic to synthetic substances.
Olive oil is an inevitable ingredient of many various beauty products, such as massage oils, aromatic baths, shampoos, hair conditioners, soaps and skin care creams. It has a magical healing power when it comes to psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and extremely dry skin and at the same time, it protects skin against UVA rays.
If you have dry, fragile and brittle hair, it is desirable to apply a mixture of olive oil and eggs to it, after using your regular shampoo. Whisk one egg with half a cup of olive oil. Cover your hair with the mixture, leave it on for half an hour and wash it off. This treatment can be repeated once a week.
When dealing with cuticles and brittle nails, soak your nails in a little bit of warm olive oil (squeeze a bit of lemon juice for more pleasant scent). Holding your nails in the oil for just a few minutes will help them become stronger and make the cuticles soften. During the cold winter days, most people have problems with dry hands. To resolve this situation, apply a few drops of olive oil to your hands before bedtime, put the cotton gloves and leave them on overnight. Since the fat composition of olive oil is very similar to the one that is produced in human skin, it rarely causes allergic reactions. The skin absorbs it quickly and helps retain moisture. Olive oil has an intensive smell, so if you don’t like it, mix it with the body milk you already have and use it in that way.
Industrial olive oil isn’t harmful, but it’s not nearly as effective as the natural one.