According to legend, the goddess Athena presented the olive to the Greeks. Olive oil at that time was called liquid gold.
Today it is the most useful in cooking and the most effective in cosmetology.
Modern women have learned to use olive oil for the face with the maximum result.
The use of olive oil for the skin
Olive oil does not clog pores, allowingSkin to breathe. Due to the substance of the oleocanthal, included in its composition, the oil is able to regenerate skin cells, providing a powerful anti-aging effect. "Liquid gold" gently smoothes wrinkles, makes the skin taut and smooth. It is suitable even for the most sensitive skin, because it does not cause allergic reactions. All this is due to its rich composition.
High-quality olive oil of cold pressing, t.Ie 100% dehydrated juice of olives, contains vitamins A, B, D, E, K and monounsaturated fatty acids. Vitamin E and polyphenols, which have high antioxidant activity, prevent cell aging, and organic acids, which serve as the basis of the building material of cell membranes, restore damaged skin cells, perfectly nourish and moisturize the skin.
Ways of using olive oil for the face
Olive oil is heated on a water bath (neither inNot on an open fire, it will lose some of the useful substances) to 40 ° C. Dampen the cotton pad in it and wipe the face. After 5-10 minutes rinse with warm water, without using soap, and pat with a soft towel. The skin of the face already at this stage will become velvety and tender. Complete the washing procedure by applying olive oil with a cotton pad on the skin around the eyes, remove excess shine with a tissue. With regular procedures in a few days you will not recognize your skin, so its condition will improve.
You just need to apply olive oil toCleansed and preferably steamed skin of the face at night, in order to see after a short time that the result is no worse than after an expensive night cream. Just do not vigorously rub the oil, stretching the skin, where it will be more effective to lightly pat the fingers.
For sensitive and irritated skinA mask of olive oil, cucumber and banana will suit the face. Grind the cucumber and banana in the blender (if there is no blender, grate them on a fine grater or pass through a meat grinder), add 2 tablespoons Oil and mix well. The resulting fragrant gruel is applied to the face and after 30 minutes rinse with water without soap. Remain the remaining ingredients in the refrigerator, it is useful for the following procedures.
For oily and porous skin, it is recommended thatTomato masks. Take 1 tsp l. Potato starch and olive oil. Add this amount of natural tomato juice or tomato paste to make a mass of this consistency, so that it is convenient to apply on the face. Keep the composition for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Attention! - juice, sold in supermarkets, contains various additives from flavorings to preservatives, besides they put salt and sugar in them. Such juice is not suitable for a mask. Or look for a natural from a reliable manufacturer, or use juice made from fresh tomatoes yourself.
For dry and fading skin of the face there is a mask withWith olive oil. For it you will need 1 tsp. Grated carrots, 1 tsp. Cottage cheese or kefir, 1 egg white and 1 tsp. Oil. Combine all ingredients and rub into a homogeneous mass (the protein can be pre-whipped into a firm foam). This mask perfectly cleanses, nourishes, sates with vitamins and tightens the skin of the face.