Olive oil scrubs are very beneficial to your skin. Olive oil by itself has been used as a skin care product. It is a great moisturizer, replenishing the skin’s natural oils making it soft and supple. Olive oil is natural, so you don’t have to worry about any harsh chemicals on your skin. It can even serve as a night cream by itself. Olive oil is so good for the skin because it contains a lot of vitamin E, which is essential for great-looking skin. This is why, combined with an abrasive, it is the best moisturizer to use for home made scrubs. An olive oil scrub offers a great balance. With some form of corrosive like salt or sugar, you will be able to slough off dead skin cells which make your skin look dull and old. It is also a reason why the newer, healthier skin cells cannot get through. The olive oil makes the corrosive less harsh, and it moisturizes the skin to prevent further damage. Because the ingredients are so easy to find, you won’t have any trouble making an olive oil scrub at home.
Here are some steps on how to make an olive oil scrub:
- Choose very good olive oil. The best olive oil to use is extra virgin olive oil. It is the type of olive oil that is naturally enriched with a lot of vitamin E. This is why it is the best type to use for a scrub. The more vitamin E your skin gets, the healthier and younger it will be. Other types of olive oils like virgin olive oil and pure olive oil are mainly used for frying and cooking because they contain less vitamin E. You don’t want to use them on your face because they will be too oily. Make sure that you use high quality extra virgin olive oil to get the full benefits of the olive oil scrub.
- Always think of how you’re going to use your scrub. You can use different types of corrosives on your olive oil body scrub. However, some corrosives are harsher than others. Salt, for example, is ideally used for the feet and other parts of the body, which tend to be dry like hands, elbows, knees and armpits. Salt is for heavy duty exfoliating. Using salt on your face can cause irritation. You can even would the sensitive skin around your face. This can lead to scars. Also, the skin around your eyes is very sensitive. Salt can cause more damage, because if you use it around your eyes, you can get wrinkles. This completely destroys the point of making an olive oil scrub. You should use something a little bit gentler like sugar to exfoliate the face. It is softer than salt, and gives just the right amount of exfoliation on your face.
- When in doubt, add honey. Adding honey can boost the benefits of your olive oil scrub. If you add honey to the mix, you will make the corrosives in the scrub a little bit gentler. This is good for people who have sensitive skin. Honey also has a lot of components, which are good for your skin.
Making an olive oil scrub is not that hard. Follow these steps to get healthy, glowing skin without breaking the bank.