Details on how to use olive oil for dry skin!
A natural nourishing mask, a beautiful massage oil, or a skin protectant - this oil does it all.
If you have dry skin - or simply want softer skin in general - follow the tips on this page!
If you have a bottle of extra virgin olive oil in the kitchen cupboard you may want to keep it for cooking...
For your skin - "normal" olive oil is fine (and cheaper).
The main benefit of extra virgin is increased aroma and flavor - something which you may actually want to avoid on your skin!
Bottom line on olive oil type:
The choice is really up to you - such a small amount is needed for skin benefits that if you do want to use some from a bottle you already have, go ahead!
This works wonders for two reasons:
Apply a very small amount of olive oil to your skin in the evening after cleansing, and massage for a few minutes (see an easy quick routine on this page).
A twice weekly mask that includes olive oil is a luxurious natural treatment cure for dry skin.
3 best options:
Sometimes even "dry skin" moisturizers aren't enough to provide hydration for extra dry skin.
Adding a small amount of olive oil to your normal moisturizer/cream is such an easy way to increase its effectiveness.
This may not be suitable for everyday as olive oil can clog skin if used too much or too often - so use it as a dry skin treatment two or three times a week.
Olive oil for dry skin on the body is amazing! And can be used daily!
Massage it all over before a bath or shower - this will prevent the water from stripping moisture from your skin.
- Plus the heat of the water will allow your skin to absorb the oil -
This works better than any store bought moisturizing cream - body skin is generally drier and harder to look after. Olive oil is an easy way to keep your skin smooth.
The Italians know the secret - olive oil hydrates, plumps, increases youthfulness.
It is a good fat that helps you feel satiated, and is full of anti oxidants (especially Vitamin E) to strengthen skin from within.
An easy way to get it in your diet is a teaspoon in salad, beautiful fresh olives, or drizzle some over your morning toast!
You can't go wrong with olive oil for dry skin. Enjoy!