OLIVE OIL FOR SKIN CARE.

During my teen years,my one problem was my skin. I had acne and my skin was constantly breaking out. I avoided anything containing oil,I didn't even eat groundnuts. It was that bad. I have always hated drinking water but whenever I ate so much as an handful of nuts,I drank up to four glasses of water on the same spot. I also avoided creams containing olive oil.
I never knew Olive oil had its benefits as well. My mum would insist on me using it but I always refused.
But now,I have come to realize some of the benefits of Olive oil which I practice everyday.
I discovered I had sensitive skin so mixing Olive oil with my cream or applying it directly on my face causes my skin pores to clog. But using it in a facial surprisingly actually does the opposite. The skin has to maintain an equal balance of both oil and water to continue looking supple and firm. So denying it of one or the other, also has its effects.
Here are some of the ways I use it.

I use olive oil in my scrub. I add a teaspoon of lemon juice and salt. I like the fact that it moisturizes and exfoliates,two important thing the skin needs.

I use it for facial steaming. I just add half a teaspoon of olive oil to a bowl of hot water. It opens the pores and moisturizes.

I use it as a cleanser. It's a good alternative to a cleanser. Simples cleans the make up off your face.

This is one of the reasons I actually have it at home. Olive oil tones the skin. It is essentially useful to people with uneven skin tone such as black knuckles or lighter feet. You can apply it on that part of the body every day until it goes back to the shade you want. You don't have to stop using that cream because its lightening you at an amazing rate. Just use olive oil alternatively with the cream and you would notice the effect.

Olive oil can also be used for a baby's skin that is why you see most companies producing moisturizers with olive oil for babies as it helps keep their skin supple and smooth.

It is essential to people with normal or dry skin but for people like me with oil or sensitive skin,you might just want to stick to the facials alone instead of going all the way with it.

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