Olive Oil For Skin and Hair... WTF?

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Hi fashionsistas,

I’m sharing a beauty tip from the kitchen today. Most people I share this with say ‘WTF?’… I don’t know what all the ‘horror’ is about – lol! 

I discovered using olive oil for my skin and hair when I was living in a Greek village a few years ago. I had run out of my oh-so-precious Sebastian Hydre Deep Conditioning Treatment and my hair was super dry from being at the beach all day… The closest town was over 1 hour away so my Aunt - or should I say, Thea ;) – told me to use olive oil…

I have never looked back!

Olive oil has been used for centuries for beauty, it’s a natural hypoallergenic way to moisturize skin and treat hair. Olive oil contains a superpower of antioxidants, like Vitamins A and E that help repair and renew skin as well as hair that’s been damaged from overexposure to sun and harmful toxins in the air.

Watch below to see 4 ways I use olive oil for skin and hair care.

I hope you loved this video and found it helpful my loves.

And remember, you don’t need to be a model to look like you’ve stepped off the runway – you just need a killer wardrobe and some lipstick! 

Big love,
xox Marina

Can’t watch this video right now? Here are my how-to’s from the video

Olive oil for hair as a deep-conditioning treatment

Dehydrated hair is very common and olive oil is an excellent dry hair fighter. Simply apply some olive oil to your hair about 1 hour before you shower.

Some people have told me that they find olive oil doesn’t penetrate their hair so they prefer to use Coconut oil instead; I’ve actually filmed a video about it as I also use it to make a coconut oil and egg hair mask.

Olive oil for skin

Shaving lubricant for sensitive skin

If you have sensitive skin you probably find it irritating to shave. Olive oil makes the perfect shaving lubricant. I discovered this by accident when I was living in Greece.

Moisturizing cuticles

In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil in warm water and soak your fingertips for about five minutes. Soften cuticles so much better than just warm water and nourishes the nails too :)

Olive oil bath

Sophia Loren once revealed that her secret to soft and silky skin was olive oil baths. It’s as simple as adding ½ a cup of olive oil to your bath. My skin always feels amazing after I do this, especially after a day at the beach.