Olive oil has many wonderful uses outside of the culinary world. In my new series, “The Many Uses of Olive Oil”, I’ll share some great alternative uses that you may not have considered before. Let’s start with some basic uses…no mixing, no blending, no fuss required!
I like to keep a small bottle of olive oil (ideally pure olive oil, not extra-virgin or virgin) next to my bathroom sink, to make application easier. As you’re getting ready for bed, give each of these a try.
Shake the open olive oil bottle with your finger over the bottle’s opening, this will get enough olive oil on the tip of your finger to apply to your cuticles. Repeat until you’ve massaged some olive oil into each cuticle, that’s it! This will keep your nail beds healthy and prevent dry, cracked cuticles.
Once you’ve got some olive oil on your finger tip, just apply it to your lips as well…they’ll thank you for it!
Deep Moisturizer for Eyes
Use your ring finger for this application, as it is the weakest finger and the skin around your eyes is very delicate. Gently dab a small amount of olive oil beneath your lash line. Then starting at the outside corner of your eye (remember to use your ring finger), gently move your finger under the lash line to the inner corner of your eye, then up into the crease above your eye. Try not to apply directly along the upper lash line, it’s an easy way to get olive oil in your eye (ouch). The natural oils in your skin, will mingle with the oil you rubbed into the crease of your eye and this process will moisturize the lid of your eye, up to the lash line. Continue to gently massage the oil around your eye in this clockwise circle until you’ve rubbed a thin layer all the way around. No additional eye moisturizer required.
Rub any extra olive oil into your hands and have a good nights sleep!
- Olive oil is great for every skin type, especially for those with dry or allergy prone skin.
- Olive oil won’t clog your pores.
- It seems counter intuitive but olive oil is very beneficial to those with oily and acne prone skin.