Olive Oil & Lemon Juice Beauty Remedy

This is a home remedy used to strengthen finger and toe nails and to soften cuticles. Soak nails each day or night, for several minutes. Place your hands in thin, loose fitting cotton gloves and allow the oil and lemon juice to penetrate deeply into the skin and nails. Gradually the nails become more resistant to breaking, flaking and chipping.

Ingredients

6 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Directions

Pour the olive oil and lemon juice into a small glass jar or bottle. Place the top on and shake to mix. Keep tightly sealed, and store in a cool, dark place.

For Dry skin:

Massage olive oil on chapped, dry or flaky skin and allow to penetrate deeply. Continue once per day until the skin becomes smooth and  soft. This is a traditional treatment for dry skin and is also very effective for eczema.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil also contains complete vitamin E, an antioxidant that’s good for the skin.

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Olive Oil Beauty Tips

Olive oil has been used for centuries as a beauty booster. Olive oil is more than a cooking ingredient. It has seen wide use down OliveOilthrough the ages as a beauty product, adding luster to hair and softening to skin. Pamper your whole body using healthful olive oil–nature’s beauty secret.

Olive oil makes a great hair conditioner. Apply to clean hair and wrap in a warmed towel. Allow to sit for 20 minutes then rinse well. If you suffer from frizzy hair, olive oil may tame your unruly locks. Olive oil can also help with split ends and dandruff.

Rub olive oil into dried and cracked feet every evening then cover them with socks before retiring. Soon, you will have soft, younger-looking feet with skin that is far more supple and healthy looking.

Use olive oil to remove make-up and condition your facial skin at the same time. Add a few drops of oil to a cotton swab or a Q-tip.

Use olive oil as a wrinkle reducing application. Many users swear by olive oil, as a natural way to pamper skin and curb the ravages of aging. Applying a small amount each evening before retiring may delay aging.

Reduce chapped lips by rubbing in a little olive oil before going out in colder weather.

Keep nails and cuticles healthy by applying olive oil. Dip nails in olive oil and allow to permeate. The oil will help to combat dry nails.

Add a couple of drops of olive oil to your bath water for total skin softening. Olive oil contains natural organic compounds that are good for you—both inside and out!

Use olive oil as a scalp conditioner, applying small amounts of oil and rubbing into problem areas. This helps to reduce scaly patches.

Use a paste of olive oil and salt or sugar as an all-over body scrub.

Rub olive oil into hands and elbows to soften hardened areas.

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About the Author:

Beauty Writer & Lifestyle Blogger April M. Monterrosa is a Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Military wife, the mama of a dachshund, a licensed Cosmetologist of 18 years, Owner of The Lil Spa Room, & a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor. With beauty & blogging being such passions, Shine Beautifully was born. Shine Beautifully will feature beauty tips, home remedies, quotes, poetry, recipes, personal stories, travel adventures, & an array of other topics. Don’t forget to subscribe!