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Everything you’ve heard about why olive oil is beneficial to eat — it’s rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants — is also a good reason to use it on your skin. In this video, organic beauty products expert Spirit Demerson explains how to use olive oil as a moisturizer and as a cleanser.
Everything great you’ve heard about olive oil for food, that it’s rich in essential fatty acids and healthy fats and antioxidants, is also true for olive oil when you use it on your skin. So it’s got all the nutrients that you need for your skin and it’s also very hydrating. But surprisingly it also makes a great skin cleanser, not just a moisturizer. To use it as a skin cleanser you can literally just massage it into your skin all over and apply a warm wet face cloth over that and allow the steam to help the olive oil penetrate the pores, rinse that away and your skin is left both cleansed and hydrated. The other great thing about olive oil as a multipurpose skin moisturizer and cleanser is that it’s very widely available and affordable. If you are using olive oil for your skin make sure you are looking for organic extra virgin olive oil which will have the best texture and be noncomedogenic which means it won’t clog your pores.