3 Ways to use olive oil in your beauty routine

Dear Reader,

My skin has always been very sensitive for perfumes and body lotions, my skin begins to burn and gets red. Because of this, my mom began to use natural products on me from a very young age. Natural products such as olive oil, coconut oil and coffee grounds are very moisturizing and healing. Besides the fact that these natural products don’t sting and burn, mean they are natural and healthy. There are so many ingredients in beauty products like creams and makeup removers, and I don’t really want to put something on my body that I’m not sure about what it is and if it’s good for my health or not. My favorite oil to use in my daily beauty routine is olive oil, the golden liquid has many more ways you can use it than you think. Here are 3 ways to use olive oil in your daily beauty routine and live in a more natural way.

#1. Make-up remover

Do you know the feeling of getting make-up remover in your eyes and then having irritated eyes the rest of your evening? Well, say goodbye to that feeling, because olive oil will be your new non-stinging make-up remover. Just put some drops on a little olive oil on a tissue and rub away your make-up like you usually would. It works like magic, your make-up will be gone in no time.

#2. Moisturizer

I’ve never had a softer skin than after using olive oil as a moisturizer. We often go to the beach, and the sand, sun and salty water always makes my skin very dry. What I mostly do after a beach day, or if my whole body is very dry, is taking a shower, then putting some olive oil in my hand and put it all over my body. I do this after I’ve washed myself with soap and I dry off as usual. Your skin will feel very soft. This is also perfect for people with very sensitive skin, it won’t sting at all.

#3. Anti dandruff

I’ve tried almost every anti dandruff shampoo that’s out there, but nothing works, my dandruff always seems to get worse when I use anti dendruff shampoo. But I’ve finally found something that works, surprise surprise; olive oil. The best way to use olive oil as a anti dandruff treatment is to put it all over your scalp before going to bed, thenit will have enough time to really do its job and sink into your skin. The next day, wash your hair with shampoo twice, to get all the oils out and then condition with condtitioner. Your skalp will be free from dandruff, or almost dandruff free, and feel way less itchy. I do this once a week. Make sure to clean your pillowcase after sleeping on it with oily hair.

So here are 3 ways to use this amazing product in your daily routine. I hope to hear from you what you think if you try anything out! Olive oil is Avery powerful and wonderful product and it’s also very affordable. I always buy a little pump in the grocery store like in the picture above. 

Good luck  and have a good day!

Love always, L.G. ❤

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DIY Hair Mask; Soft, Shiny and Dandruff free Hair

Dear Reader,

In these months my hair often gets dry and damaged by the cold weather. By the dryness and the cold, I also get more dandruff. But let it be the case that I have a solution! I often make my own hair masks, because then there aren’t any chemicals in it I know nothing about. Also I find that natural hair masks work better that the ones I buy in shops. So, a perfect hair mask for soft, shiny and dandruff free hair, here you go!

Ingredients:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Coconut butter (or an other oil)

So there are only two ingredients, which are both natural and really good for both your skin and hair. The oils in coffee grounds are hydrating and give you hair a nice glow. Coconut oil is really good for your hair too, it makes it strong again and adds a nice shine. The coffee grounds reduces dandruff, which appears because the scalp is really dry. By feeding the scalp, and ‘scrubbing’ off the dandruff, the production of dandruff will lessen and you’ll have a nice, dandruff free scalp with healthy shiny hair. So let’s start with the instructions.

  
  
So first you’re going to make yourself a good cup of coffee and then put the coffee grounds in a small bowl. 

   
 Then you’re going to take two teaspoons of coconut oil and put it in the bowl together with the coffee grounds. As you can see above in the picture, the coconut oil is solid, to make it fluid, you’re going to put it in the micro wave for about twenty seconds. Then mix the two ingredients together and your done!

So one thing you need to know is that the grounds are going to get everywhere in the shower, so that’s why I do this in the bathtub while taking a bath. You can easily wash it all away afterwards. So I just usually take a bath, and wet my hair. Then you’re going to take the mix and gently scrub it onto your scalp. When you’re done with that, put some in your ends as well. Than take a hair tie and put your hair in a bun if you have long hair. Let it sit for ten minutes or so. In the mean time listen to some music and drink some coffee ;). Oh and if you have some of the mix left, use it as a scrub! It gives your skin a nice glory look!

Okay so after the ten minutes, go ahead and wash it all out! Then just wash your hair as usual, you may need a little extra shampoo, otherwise your hair may look a little greasy. And then you’re done! Now enjoy your shiny hair!

Let me know if it helped you and what you think! Thanks for reading <3.

Love always, L.G.