Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Olive Oil..... Not Just For Cooking :)

I was talking to my sister the other day and she said she had been using baby oil to remove her make up. I wanted to try it out but didn't have any, so I was looking around my house for something similar and then I spotted my Olive Oil!!! I figured why not??? It's oil, it's natural and what do I have to lose?

I have been using it now for over a week and I'm in love! I use it 2x a day as a make up remover and as my moisturizer. To remove my make up, I just put a quarter size amount in my dry hands and start massaging it all over my face (including my eyes)..... massage for a minute or two and then with a cotton pad just remove all of the oil. After that I get a very warm, wet washcloth and hold it on my face for 20 seconds, rinse and then repeat until all of the make up and oil is off. Once everything is removed I get a pea size amount in my hands and massage it onto my face for a few minutes and I'm done :)

I have noticed a major difference in the softness of my skin, as well as less break outs and less blackheads and small bumps.... my face feels so smooth and less irritated. I'm hoping after a few months of using it, that I will really see a big difference. I was so surprised using as a moisturizer, seeing as I am oily..... I thought it would make me a MAJOR greaseball, but it's almost as if it has balanced my skin out and I'm not nearly as oily as I was before!! It's so strange but fabulous!

Anyway my Loves, I recommend trying this and I'm pretty sure everyone has it in their kitchen cupboards :)



  1. I'm definitely going to try this! Thanks :)

  2. I love Olive Oil! I do this all the time! I also like to put some on the tips on my hair and I use it on my skin when I get really dry skin. Another great oil for your skin especially your face and hair is Avocado Oil. That stuff is amazing and my hubbys aunt swears that's why she has no wrinkles yet and she said it made her lashes grow :)

  3. I have been doing this for great grandmother who is 100% italian swore by it. Great for the hands too!

  4. You can get it at gourmet markets and organic markets. Like Gelsons and Whole Foods. :)

  5. Love Olive Oil for a hand and feet moisturizer also. I use it after I shampoo, I put it on as you would a conditioner and then wash it out after about 5 minutes. My hair feels so soft and shiny too.