Olive oil can be not only used in the kitchen as a nutritious ingredient in meals but also is a vital addition to skin care and hair care.
The nutrients and vitamins present in olive oil promote regeneration of the dead cells and improve the skin tone. The antioxidants help fight free radicals and rejuvenate the skin.
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Cucumber and olive oil
Vitamins in cucumber help in improving the skin tone and also lighten the appearance of scars. Take 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp milk and a cucumber. Peel off the cucumber and cut it into small pieces. Blend them to make a smooth paste. Add the milk and olive oil into the cucumber paste and combine all the ingredients well. Apply this mixture on your cleansed face. Let it stay for 15 minutes. Later you can wash with water.
Glycerine and olive oil
Glycerine has healing properties that will help in treating the pigmentation of the skin. It helps in reducing any kind of inflammation on the skin. You`ll need ½ tsp of olive oil and ½ tsp of glycerine. Mix together olive oil and glycerine and apply it on your face. You can also add few drops of lemon juice into it and mix all the ingredients well. Apply this mask on your face and let it stay for about 20 minutes and then rinse off with water.
Apple Cider Vinegar and olive oil
Apple cider vinegar contains alpha hydroxy acids that help in getting rid of dead skin cells. Also, the vitamins in apple cider vinegar help in lightening the skin. Dilute ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar in an equal amount of water. Next, add ½ cup of olive oil and mix both the ingredients well. Apply this lotion on your face and let it dry for 20-30 minutes. Wash it off with water. You can also store this mixture in the refrigerator for future use.
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