Our ancestors also knew the miraculous property of olive oil. The olive branch is considered a symbol of peace. And oil (olive oil) is used in Christian rites. There is in our language the expression "pour oil", which means "flatter".
Until the nineteenth century in Russia, olive oil was called oil. This name combines two varieties of olive oil - the lowest and the highest. The highest grade was called Provencal, the lowest - wooden.
Varieties of olive oil
Currently, there are three varieties of olive oil: higher, lower and medium. Fakes are very common. Recognize real olive oil can be checked by cold. On leaving a few hours in the cold in this oil, white flakes appear, which disappear when returning to the place with the initial temperature. In cooking, olive oil is popular because it does not form carcinogens when roasting.
But the use of olive oil is not only in its internal use, but also in its external use. It is used in cosmetology. Olive oil is included in the composition of massage oils, creams and masks and other cosmetics.
Olive oil in the care of the scalp and hair
For dry dandruff, dry hair and brittle tips, the following recipe will help. Mix half a cup of honey with a quarter cup of olive oil. Apply to hair, wrap in plastic bag and leave for half an hour. Wash off with shampoo. This mixture can be made for oily and normal hair, the oil in this case, take less - two tablespoons.
For make hair shine Take a spoonful of olive oil, egg yolk, two tablespoons of lemon juice and a liter of beer. Whip the mixture and wash her hair.
Olive oil in facial skin care
- To soften dry skin, use the following mask. Pound a tablespoon of fat cottage cheese, add two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply the mask on your face for twenty minutes, rinse with warm water. You can add a teaspoon of honey to this mask.
- The following mask is also useful. Dissolve a teaspoon of clay in water, add a tablespoon of olive oil. Apply to skin for fifteen minutes.
- From wrinkles will help this recipe: grease your face with olive oil with the addition of an equal amount of lemon juice. Do the procedure twice a week.
Olive oil in skin care around the eyes
Lubricate the skin around the eyes before bedtime with warm olive oil. This procedure smoothes mimic wrinkles around the eyes.
Olive oil in hand skin care
Baths of olive oil will prevent dry hands, soften the skin, prepare it for manicure.
Olive oil will also help strengthen the nails and soften the cuticle. At bedtime, you can make a tub of olive oil with lemon juice. It is good to wear soft gloves for the night after the procedure, then your hands will absorb oil better.
Olive oil in body care
The skin will become soft and smooth if you regularly take baths with the addition of olive oil. You can add to the bathroom milk equal to the amount of olive oil.
Massage with olive oil will also help in body care. Oil can be used as one, and as a part of mix from various oils. This massage will help to relax. The skin will become softer and more tender. In addition, the massage will help from salt deposits and osteochondrosis. It will improve blood circulation and the nervous system.
Since ancient times, used olive oil. It is used in various industries to this day. According to new research, olive oil reduces the risk of skin cancer. Especially useful to lubricate the skin in the summer, during strong UV exposure. The skin is not protected from the sun. Olive oil can lubricate the skin after sunburn. Before tanning, use special lotions or creams, but after tanning, prefer olive oil.
It is also important to note that olive oil contains substances that normalize lipid metabolism. And this in turn helps with cellulite, both in its treatment and in preventive measures.