8 Ways to use olive oil for beauty

When I do grocery shopping, I also do my beauty shopping at the same time, because plenty of natural products from a supermarket can be used for our beauty routine.

One of my favorite products is extra virgin olive oil (when I mention the ‘olive oil’ term in this article – I refer to the extra virgin olive oil).

Olive oil is a very popular product that people use for centuries and, nowadays, it still goes strong and is widely used in cosmetic industry.

Olive oil is very rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids. It’s also convenient for a sensitive skin. Olive oil is a powerful ingredient of anti-aging skin care products; rich in antioxidants, it prevents skin aging, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, it also nourishes, rejuvenates and protects the skin.

Rich in vitamin E and A, olive oil helps prolong youth, hydrates the skin, maintains its elasticity and softness. Also, olive oil helps skin cells to regenerate. The list of olive oil benefits can go on and on, but let’s talk about practical things: how can you use olive oil for beauty?

1) Olive oil bath

Sophia Loren, gorgeous italian actress, once shared her beauty secret – she loves taking olive oil baths.

To prepare the olive oil bath, just add 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into your bathtub and you are done! (You can add more if you like). This simple, yet amazing beauty secret can make your skin soft and very smooth.

Here is another variation of the olive oil beauty bath: massage your body with the extra virgin olive oil before hopping into your bathtub, after you finish taking your bath, pat your skin dry and wipe away the excess oil; you won’t recognize your skin! It will be amazingly soft and smooth, like a baby skin.

2) Olive oil body lotion

Olive oil is my favourite body lotion! (I don’t buy body lotions and body creams anymore, because I found the one that is very efficient and all natural). I love to apply olive oil all over my body, while in the shower, right after I used the shower gel; after the application of olive oil body lotion my skin feels extremely soft and very smooth! This simple beauty secret is a very quick and easy way to make your skin look and feel healthy and tender to touch.

3) Olive oil makeup remover

I love using olive oil as my makeup remover in the evening. It gently removes makeup and nourishes the skin at the same time. Apply a little bit of olive oil on a cotton pad (or on a damp cotton pad) and gently wipe away all the makeup from your face. If you have a heavy makeup on, then to remove it massage olive oil all over your face first, and then wipe it off with a washcloth saturated with warm water. Repeat a couple of times if necessary and remember to be gentle, never treat your skin harshly. Rinse your face with warm, then splash with cold water; cold water will help stimulate the blood circulation and close pores.

You can also use olive oil as a gentle eye makeup remover; it will easily remove even the waterproof makeup.

4) How to strengthen nails with olive oil?

A warm olive oil bath for nails is an excellent way to strengthen them. It takes only 5 or 10 minutes. Just soak your nails in slightly warmed up olive oil (it shouldn’t be too hot, just a room temperature). Do this treatment once or twice a week and enjoy strong, shiny and healthy nails!

5) Olive oil eye cream

Yes, you can use olive oil as an eye cream. It will nourish the tender skin around your eyes and soften fine lines. Gently dab some olive oil under your eyes before bed time or in the morning. Keep your olive oil eye cream in the fridge and enjoy refreshing, vitamin filled beauty treatment.

6) Olive oil homemade face masks

One of my favorite homemade face masks with olive oil is this: mix one egg yolk with a tablespoon of olive oil (you can also add a tea spoon of lemon juice, if you want to whiten and brighten your skin, as lemon juice is rich in antioxidants and especially vitamin C). Apply this mixture to your clean face for 5 -10 minutes; rinse with warm, then cold water (cold water will help to close pores). This olive oil homemade face mask can be used for normal or dry skin types, it will nourish and soften your skin, adding wonderful glow.

Here is a cleansing and refreshing olive oil face mask for normal skin type: mix a tablespoon of white cosmetic clay with one tablespoon of olive oil. Apply it to your face for about 10 minutes; rinse with warm water.

7) Olive oil for hair

Olive oil hair treatment is quick and easy to make; it will take you only 15 minutes to do it. Mix one egg yolk with two tablespoons of olive oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Keep this mask on your hair for about 15 minutes, then shampoo and condition. Your hair will become shinier and softer.

Here is another simple olive oil hair treatment that will make your hair silkier and shinier: it’s easy, just apply slightly warmed up olive oil to your hair, let it sit on your locks for about an hour, then shampoo and condition, as usual (you might need to shampoo your hair two times to get rid of greasiness). This hair treatment will make your hair healthier and will add shine.

8) Don’t forget to add olive oil in your salads! Olive oil will improve your skin, hair and nails, and will nourish your body from within. Remember, beauty starts from within!

Olive oil is one of my favorite natural skin care products.

Do you know some other ways to use olive oil for beauty? Feel free to share your own beauty secrets and tips in the comment section below.

Stay beautiful!


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  1. clarita
    June 13, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Since olive oil contains vitamin E and essential fatty acids is perfect to prevent, delay and diminish wrinkles. It is also effective to treat dry skin because it helps to restore moisture levels in the skin.

  2. Madhuri Priya
    April 25, 2015 at 9:44 am

    i got skin rashes on my face is olive oil helps me to get rid from this?

    • Beauty And Tips
      April 27, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      I’m not sure whether olive oil can help you get rid of rashes or no, because it’s important to find out the cause of those rashes…It’s best to consult a dermatologist and get professional advice.

  3. Srihari Naidu Madala
    April 9, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Wow this is very usefull to me. I have a fare idea about olive oil, I will be try defnatly from now obwards.

  4. Beauty And Tips
    March 20, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Well I personally love doing egg mask once or twice a week. As we are all different, I think it’s important to listen to your own body and your skin. 😉

  5. Beauty And Tips
    March 20, 2015 at 12:41 am

    I love using olive oil daily, but lemon juice – only around once or twice a week, as it is a little harsh on my sensitive skin. I think the the most important tip is to listen to your own body and your skin 😉

  6. nudrat
    February 8, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Applying olive oil can fuller face

  7. afsana anis
    January 5, 2015 at 6:43 am

  8. afsana anis
    January 5, 2015 at 6:39 am

    great post .beautyandtips.com

  9. Mwaka Nambaya
    November 28, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Amazing!!!….Indeed I’ve learnt quiet alot and will definitely try these tips thanks

  10. Beauty And Tips
    November 21, 2014 at 12:04 am

    I’ve only tried this face mask with egg yolk in it and I really like it. I also tried to substitute egg yolk with plain yogurt and it’s great too. I hope it helps 😉 xx

  11. jelma
    July 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Is it possible or take effect for a 50 y/o above women,?

    • Beauty And Tips
      July 8, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      Yes, sure! I know one woman who uses olive oil as a facial moisturizing cream and she looks pretty amazing! And also, did you know that famous actress Sophia Loren told many times in interviews that olive oil is one of her beauty secrets?!

  12. olga
    June 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I have been strugling with blemishes and nothing seems to help thanx for da tips I’m definatly going to try it

  13. hiza
    June 8, 2014 at 7:11 am


  14. nicky
    June 3, 2014 at 11:24 am

    wow……… its very usefullll

  15. jim
    June 3, 2014 at 11:20 am

    its very effective

  16. Lych
    May 18, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I’ve been having acne problem for years. My skin is sensitive and oily. I thought EVOO would clog my pores and cause me more acnes.. but I was wrong! Finally I tried olive oil. I apply EVOO on my face for 10 minutes and rinse off with cleansing gel. It really does work.. Thanks to EVOO.

  17. Donna
    March 24, 2014 at 1:10 am

    When you speak of EVOO for under eye cream. Is it straight EEVO and why should this particular one be refrigerated? Thanks so much. Love the info!

    • Beauty And Tips
      March 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Hi Donna, thank you for your comment; the olive oil shouldn’t necessarily be refrigerated, I just meant you can place it in the fridge if you want to add that pleasant cooling effect. 😉

    • Anthony
      April 20, 2014 at 1:51 am

      Well I think she says put the olive oil in the refrigerator because, coldness reduces the puffiness under the eyes. So putting the olive oil eye cream in the refrigerator will give you two benefits instead of just one.

  18. Anonymous
    January 31, 2014 at 7:19 pm

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    very helpful. Thank you for sharing!

  19. Sarvinoz Hamzaeva
    January 13, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you very much for your article, I find it very useful, as I have very dry facial skin, and creams just don’t help.
    I wanted to ask about the frequency of applying the olive oil+egg yolk+lemon juice mask, how often should I apply it?

    • Beauty And Tips
      January 13, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you :) Once or twice a week would be great ;).

  20. jamie
    January 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Can I substitute extra virgin olive oil with pure olive oil

  21. mpho
    January 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Shocked how olive oil can work I’m going to try it from now

  22. Anonymous
    December 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    wow guys it was amazing to use .it help to remove acne and circle ..i am very happy to use ….must use please

    • salin
      September 16, 2014 at 7:42 am

      how to use?

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  25. Lina
    July 10, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Wow I didn’t know that there are so many uses to olive oil!

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