Ever wonder why women in Europe often have better looking skin even as they age? Here is a little secret: Their diet is filled with healthy fats found in food and olive oil. Aside as being an amazing base for homemade scrubs, they are also used as:
- Skin Moisturizers
- Nail and Cuticle moisturizer
- Makeup remover
- Deep hair conditioner
While I've seen fancy creams and scrubs with olive oil at expensive boutiques, I've also seen soaps and lotions at Target with this simple ingredient. Here are a few products found on Health.com that contain olive oil in case you're out shopping:
L’Occitane En Provence Olive Tree Cleansing Milk $22
Serious Skin Care Olive Oil Moisture Replenishing Eye Balm $20
Crème d’Olives Anti-Aging Cream $135 (Eeks!)
Thymes Olive Leaf Triple-Milled Bar Soap $13
DHC Olive-Corn Body Scrub and Polish $17
None of these sounds appealing? Make your own body scrub and reap the benefits!
Brown Sugar and Olive Oil Body Scrub
Mix together to make a paste and store in a container. A Tupperware container worked fine for me!