While we’re all aware of the health benefits of olive oil, did you know that it’s a great ingredient for all your beauty needs? Known to be a powerful antioxidant, it has been used for beauty needs for centuries. Here are 5 ways in which you can use olive oil to enhance your beauty.

Hair conditioner
 

Hair conditioner

Who needs a chemical-based conditioner when you have olive oil? A great source of Vitamin E, olive oil nourishes the hair inside out. Heat half a cup of olive oil and massage it into your hair, half an hour before you wash it. Rinse off with shampoo.

Moisturiser
 

Moisturiser

Those stubborn areas like hands and feet sometimes need a little extra TLC. To soften calloused feet, apply olive oil at night and wear a pair of old socks. You will notice how soft your feet are the next morning. Here’s another hack you can try: add 5-6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into your bath, for soft, moisturised skin.

Lip scrub
 

Lip scrub

Make the perfect lip scrub at home by mixing together 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Not only will this exfoliate, but also give your skin the moisturisation it needs.

Use it to treat sun burns
 

Use it to treat sun burns

Olive oil is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and works effectively for treating sun burns. Apply olive oil to the affected area 3-4 times in a day for best results.

Use it as a lubricant for shaving
 

Use it as a lubricant for shaving

Does your skin act up every time you shave? Next time, apply olive oil just before shaving. This will provide the lubrication your skin needs and prevent itching and irritation.