Tuesday 13 September 2016

The Tuesday Tip: Cleansing With Olive Oil

Cleansing With Olive Oil

Olive oil, the humble kitchen necessity, has so many health benefits that I would bore you to death if I listed them all.

However, when it comes to skincare, olive oil has one standout benefit...its ability to cleanse. It can remove makeup ad impurities just as well as any other expensive cleanser and it is cheap AF and easily available. Olive oil is also completely natural, so it will not irritate the skin or strip it of natural oils...

For any of you acne and/or oily skin sufferers out there who are hesitant about using oil, think again! As Acne.org explains:

“Oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principals of chemistry is that “like dissolves like”. The best way to dissolve a non-polar solvent like sebum/oil, is by using another non-polar solvent similar in composition: other oils. By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, while replacing the dirty oil with beneficial ones extracted from natural botanicals, vegetables and fruit that heal, protect and nourish your skin”.

So next time you're out of cleanser, or just fancy trying something new and natural, reach for the olive oil. Your kitchen won't thank you for it, but your skin will!

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