7 ways to use olive oil in your skin care
These buys will nourish from head to toe
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / May 30 2017
We’ve waxed lyrical about olive oil, with good reason: it’s not just a kitchen staple, it works wonders on nixing dryness, softening hard skin and adding radiance to a lacklustre complexion, too. Here are seven face and body products loaded with olive oil that you should try if you want to keep your skin looking smooth and feeling supple.
If you like… light cleansers
Suitable for all skin types, Environ Skin EssentiA Mild Cleansing Lotion can remove dirt and impurities from skin, and features olive oil as their main ingredient to ensure skin is left supple and hydrated post-cleansing.
If you like… body oils
Jo Malone Dry Body Oil is made with olive oil to keep your body and limbs moisturised through the day. If you’re worried about feeling slick and slippery after using it, try just a small amount at a time (such as half a teaspoon) to avoid applying too much.
If you like… cleansing lotions
Inside Weleda Aknedoron Cleansing Lotion you’ll find a cocktail of skin-loving ingredients such as olive oil, calendula and chamomile, along with orange, grapefruit and lavender essential oils to soothe. Use a cotton pad or even just your fingers to massage the product onto skin, then wash the cleansing lotion off with water.
If you like… cleansing oils
Got dry skin? Then a cleansing oil like Napoleon Perdis Rebirth of Venus Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil - made with olive oil - could work in your favour. For best results, use this product on its own without water, and massage it in with your fingers or cloth to melt makeup away.
If you like… moisturisers
For more ways to look after your skin, here are six ways to incorporate soothing aloe vera into your body care routine.
Have you used olive oil in your skin care routine before? What else do you have in your kitchen that you would use in your skin care routine? Please share them with us in the comments below.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.