Okay, this may be a duh one to some of you out there, but I only recently discovered the amazing effects of using olive oil on my face. I have fought and fought with my skin for years. I've used harsh cleansers and expensive moisturizers and all kinds of fancy things on my face. All it ever got me was more bumps around my hairline, yucky skin and sometimes even burning pain on my face due to the harshness of the chemicals.
Then one day, quite by accident, I found out how wonderful plain old olive oil can be. Truly, it was just one of those intuitive things that popped into my head. Maybe I'd read about it somewhere before, but I don't remember. However, after suffering from a particularly nasty dry red spot on my face, I picked up a bottle of olive oil and thought to myself, "Why not?" I got myself some olive oil and smeared it on the ouchie spot. It felt pretty darn good! So, I got some more and smeared it over the rest of my face and rubbed it in and that felt really good! I thought to myself, "Hey, there must be something to this!"
Upon doing a bit of research I found out that olive oil can be amazingly beneficial for the skin. So, now instead of piling on harsh cleansers and expensive products, twice a day I've been following the routine I'm going to share with you and my skin looks and feels better than ever!
It is important to remember to use the best, most pure olive oil you can!
I've been using NOW Food olive oil and it seems to work well.
First, I scrub my face down with warm water to get my pores warmed up and open. Then I rub about a teaspoonful of olive oil all over my face, let it sit for a minute or two. Then I wash it off again with a wash cloth. Once my face is scrubbed clean I then take a cotton ball with a dab of olive oil and some tea tree oil (More about this next week!) and smooth it on to my face and massage it in. Seriously, best skin I've had since I was a teenager!
Next week I will be discussing tea tree oil and all the wonderful things you can do with it. After that I am going to be looking for some natural make up products, which is a whole new territory for me, so if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments and let me know!