Olive oil is a staple product found in most homes. Infact, 50% of all the homes in Africa use it for one purpose or the other.  In my home, it is a necessity. You can never come into my home and not find at least one bottle sitting on the shelf. Sometimes we have as much as three.
I don't use it on my skin because I have an oily skin and quite prone to breakouts. But for little sis and my mom, you can't take it from them as they have dry skin which turn flaky during the dry season.
But I still make use of it in different ways.

I use it as a conditioner for my hair.
I simply mix it with egg white and rub on my hair. I would wear a shower cap and leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing off.
I do this because my hair breaks off easily, so I use the mask to strengthen my hair.

I also use it as a lip scrub.During the dry season, I do this every day. I simply mix a teaspoon of olive oil with a pinch of salt. I rub it on my lips. And voila! sexier and softer looking lips (Lol).
My cousin uses it on her baby, when asked why, she said - to prevent baby rash.

As a toner or complexion unifierRecently, a family member developed red marks or burns on her face and started seeing black marks on her feet due to a cream she was using. I suggested olive oil for the feet and an handmade cream for the face. It's over a month now, and she is seeing improvements. She has stopped using the cream and the olive oil has done wonders in fading those marks and unifying the skin tone. She still uses it and talks about it..

I also recommend olive oil facial scrub for those with dry skin.
Just mix a teaspoon of salt or brown sugar, olive oil and honey and use on face for a smoother and softer skin.

It is an awesome moisturizer, for those who need a super duper moisturizer, why don't you try the above recipe, or mix with your extreme lightening cream to tone and unify complexion (it gives a golden glow instead of whitish) when you use it that way.

Make up artists also recommend using it as a make up remover or brush cleanser. So if your cleanser isn't nearby or you end up looking for a quick fix for your make up brush, you can make do with olive oil.

How do you use olive oil? I would love to hear from you.
Have a great day