I use this on my face, it doesn't break out my super oily, acne prone skin. I use this at night, especially in the winter and just go to bed with it on. Then I wash it off with a cleanser in the morning. It actually helps with my acne! It also works as a makeup remover and it gets rid of my waterproof makeup too!
I'm too scared to use this on my face, but it is a great body moisturiser. I used it to shave my very dry, sensitive legs, and it gave me the most comfortable shave ever. My skin looked pretty nice after, too, with a nice glow and sheen. The smell is a little off-putting.
Very good for a pampering body treatment weekend where you won't be going out. I suppose you could try mixing it with other EOs to mask the scent.
i love EVOO! it's great for your food. skin. hair and your overall health!:) i have and would buy this again and again.
It makes my skin really soft.
And my hair!
(Keep it in overnight, wash it out in the morning)
I put a few drops on my face after a bath.
I never wash it off. I've gotten less breakouts using this than any other product.
I heard that olive oil could make a good moisturizer. when my mineral oil-based cream failed me, I decided to give this stuff a try. at first it felt a tad greasy but after a few minutes it soaks into the skin and feels very soft! plus, it leaves a pleasant olive scent :) the skin on my hands gets ridiculously dry during the winter, and extra virgin olive oil actually was very helpful! just make sure not to use too much or else the excess won't soak in well. the great thing about olive oil is that I don't need to worry about buying an extra beauty product. I'm Italian so my family buys it by the liter!
If you have dry skin, don't waste your money/time on expensive moisturizers. In the winter, my skin is extremely dry around my lips and chin, but still gets oily in the T-zone. yuck.
Now that i've started using EVOO at night after i wash my face, my skin feels amazing!! No longer dry during the day. No breakouts. Although i wouldn't recommend it for acne prone skin.
Also to dispense just put the bottle against your palm and turn it over - the small amount that is left on your palm is all you'll need.
I don't know how I survived before EVOO. In the evenings, I remove my makeup, get about a quarter size of EVOO and massage it into my face for 1 to 2 minutes. Especially in this cold weather, i've noticed that the oil really helps to remove the dead skin cells and banish my dryness. Plus, the massaging is incredibly relaxing. I then wash as usual with my cleanser. I've been using EVOO for almost a year now, and I adore it!! My skin is so much softer and more supple. It's made my skin more even toned, and glowing, and has greatly helped redice redness. I use this all over my body too, if I have any dryness, and I also use it mixed with my body scrub for a really hydrating body treatment. **But I warn you, in the summer, cut back your use to at the most once every other day. I got small little bumps under the surface of my skin from using this constantly. But after I cut back, they vanished, and now all is well. Just listen to your skin. But Olive oil can really help out. It's been a life saver!
Where can I find castor oil? I've been looking and no luck! Please help!
This is precisely why I love MUA: Never in a googlebezillion years would I have thought of using extra virgin olive oil to clean my face. After all, I've had a history of acne bumps, full blown acne and (shudder) cystic acne. But nothing, and I mean nothing, has softened and cleaned my face as beautifully as EVOO. I don't know why it works--it seems so counter-intuitive--but work it does. I bought a smallish bottle of Goya extra virgin olive oil--small to prevent any chance of it going rancid in my bathroom--and then transferred a few ounces to a small easily handled travel bottle (the kind with a screw-top and a small dispenser opening). At night I splash a little tepid water on my face and dispense a small amount of the oil into my palm--probably about 1/8 teaspoon. I rub my hands together lightly to spread the oil and then I massage it into my face for a minute or two, taking special care to gently work it into the eye area to remove my eye makeup. I then take a soft terrycloth washing mitt, wet it with tepid water, and massage the oil into my face a bit more. I soak the mitt with more water and begin to rinse, ending with a splash rinse using my hands. I don't worry about getting every last trace of oil off for the most part, since it moisturizes nicely without breaking me out. If it's hot/humid out, I might use a very mild toner to remove excess the excess oil. I then do the rest of my skin regime as usual (night time cream, etc.). Extra virgin olive oil leaves my skin incredibly smooth and soft. It's not the best eye makeup remover, but since almost all eye makeup removers give me milia and EVOO doesn't, it's good enough for me. Nothing a little swipe with a q-tip won't fix.
Hmmm...I slathered this all over my dry hair, particularly at the roots, then washed it off in the shower with shampoo. My hair is so unbelievably greasy now =[
But I have a feeling that this is because a) I used far too much, and b)my shampoo is moisturising, I didn't think to change it. I will wash it tomorrow with a normal shampoo and hope. I will update on this.
On my body however, it's awesome! I mix it with sugar and exfoliate my dry scaly legs with it, and they are left so soft and smooth. I gave it 3 lippies for that, after updating I will change that, depending on how good my hair is.
EDIT:Wow! Before my next shower, I dipped my fingers in olive oil, then rubbed them all over my dry ends, then ran my fingers through the rest of my hair. I shampooed my hair twice in the shower, then put a little bit of conditioner on the ends (I used Lush's Reincarnate and Jungle) and...Oh.My.God. My dry, thick, fluffy, kinky hair is supersoft, much straighter than normal, I didn't even need to straighten the bulk of it, just a little bit on my fringe to perfect it! For anyone with thick, fluffy, dry hair, use this! It will change your life, but in small quantities! Less is more, use the tiniest amount you can. If your hair feels at all slick and gresy in the shower, shampoo it again. You can always put more conditioner on later.