Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Your kitchen is filled with skin care solutions that do more for the good health of your skin than many expensive creams and lotions. If you notice some of the best selling skin care products on the market, many of them are using natural ingredients. You can find many of those ingredients in your refrigerator, and you can use them to cure many skin problems, and to keep your skin looking lustrous.
The magic skin care product that you can use is Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). The cell size in the EVOO is smaller than your blood cell. This causes the oil to penetrate deep into your skin, moisturizing and nourishing all of your skin. Another benefit of EVOO is that is has every anti-oxidant the body requires, in direct proportion.
This is good for all skin types. If your skin is dry, usually due to sun damage, this is the perfect moisturizer. Those of you with oily skin, usually suffer from a deeper level of very dry skin. The body makes compensations for the dryness by pumping out sebum to keep the skin moist. In many cases, the body pumps out too much sebum, making the skin appear oily, and causing breakouts. With just a small amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the body will feel the presence of the oil and stop manufacturing more. Result: Beautiful, radiant, moist skin.
First, find a small bottle. I like the ones you find on airplanes and in hotels that once contained liquor. Clean the bottle inside and out. Then add your Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Now it looks good enough to keep in the bathroom next to the faucet, so that you won’t forget to use it.plastic bottles, travel size, economical
Every time you clean your face (neck and decollete as well,) take a small amount (about half a capful) of the oil and apply it to your face, neck and decollete (upper chest around the clavicle.)
Within a minute you will find it soaked into your skin. If you think it looks oily, simply take a tissue and pat off the excess and use less the next time.
By day 5 of this regimen, people will ask you what you are doing because your skin looks so good. Should you have sun spots (hyperpigmentation,) you will find that after about six weeks of daily use of the EVOO that the spots begin to fade.
Written by Maria Comfort. Licensed Esthetician