Thursday, November 10, 2011

Olive Oil Skin Softening Scrub

With all the good benefits and wonders of olive oil for the body, I wondered whether it can be used on the face as well. So I went to trusty Google and found out that a lot of homemade skin-care recipes have olive oil in it.

Use of Olive Oil on Skin
I'm not particularly sure if my skin is oily or dry. Sometimes it's oily, sometimes it's dry, but a lot of websites don't recommend olive oil if your skin is already oily. Makes perfect sense!

I have a lot of black and white heads and I thought that maybe the olive oil scrub will help me wash them away. I wasn't successful in removing the black- and whiteheads after just 1 try, and I haven't had the time to repeat it, but maybe my face will clear up with continued use?

Effect of Olive Oil on Skin
The effect of my Olive Oil Skin Softening Scrub (let's call it a potion) is that my face felt really smooth, supple, and clean. I had a lot of extra scrub potion that I was able to use it for my feet which are dry and a little cracked. My feet felt really soft. So did my hands, after applying the potion to my face and feet.

So how did I make my potion? Here's how:

How to Make Olive Oil Skin Softening Scrub

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • brown sugar
  • Fluffy face towel

  • Small bowl for mixing the olive oil and sugar
  • Spoon or teaspoon for measuring and mixing
  • Face towel
  • Tabo (dipper) or small basin to soak the face towel

Step 1:  Mix the Olive Oil and Sugar together to make the scrub

Step 2: Wash and clean your face with warm water to open your pores.

Step 3: Soak towel in warm-to-hot water

Step 4: Apply the scrub on your face in gentle circular motions

Step 5: Let the scrub sit for at least 5 minutes.

Step 6: Rinse the scrub with warm water

Step 7: Place the warm towel over your head for at least 5 minutes

Step 8: Wash your face with cool-to-cold water to close your pores

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