How many of us know the actual benefits of using olive oil. I’m not kidding when I say, I sure didn’t until just recently. I kept thinking olive oil was used only to make exquisite Italian dishes or just cooking generally.

What I didn’t know was that this luscious liquid was the answer to so many of my regular skin problems. Olive oil is packed with a multitude of vitamins and antioxidants. The benefits of olive oil for the face include preventing our skin from aging prematurely and protecting it from severe sun damage. Olive oil is great to restore skin hydration by reducing water loss, which is why it is recommended to be used in your face masks. It makes your skin look really healthy and soft.

Olive oil is great as a makeup remover too! Did you know that?

So if you are into DIY hair and skin care products, olive oil is your new best friend. But considering that the oil is thick and sticky and there are gazillion varieties to choose from, we will present our top picks for all your beauty needs.

This oil is formulated for all your beauty needs and is perfect for it.

Urban Botanics’ Olive Oil is cold-pressed and is a multipurpose oil made especially for your beauty needs. Since it is made for skin and hair care, it is not as thick as edible olive oil, so do not consume it. Derived from the first pressing of olives, it is unrefined to keep it natural and of the highest quality. Use it to protect and moisturize your hair, heal chapped lips, and also for relaxing body massages to enrich your skin’s texture. Extra tip: apply on nail cuticles for healthy nail growth.

Indus Valley’s Organic Olive Oil is 100% chemical-free and is a completely natural product.

It is especially cold-pressed at lower temperatures to retain its aroma and essential nutrients. Best used for body massages, it helps in strengthening your bones and muscles. As it is a completely organic product, this olive oil can be applied to skin and hair for soft and supple skin and aid in protecting your hair’s keratin making them stronger and shinier.

If you are not keen on the oiliness of oil, this dispenser bottle is ideal and keeps the oil in mint condition.

Morpheme’s Olive Oil comes in a green-tinted dispenser bottle which aids in keeping the product protected from light thus lasting longer. It is an extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil that is sulfate and paraben-free. Its non-sticky and light formula makes it perfect to directly use on skin and hair for nourishment and protection. It even aids in reducing split ends by protecting and hydrating not just the scalp but also the shaft of your hair. It is absorbed easily and has an appealing mild natural fragrance.

Its packaging comes with an applicator, ideal for on-the-go days.

WishCare’s Cold Pressed Olive Oil comes in a flip-top bottle with an additional comb applicator. This unrefined oil is packed with antioxidants and healthy fatty acids to nourish your skin and hair. It gives a natural glow to your skin while keeping it hydrated and also strengthens your hair follicles to reduce split ends! Moreover, when used for a body massage, the oil is absorbed easily to relax sore muscles and lubricate joints. Pro tip: it is also a natural and easy makeup remover. Just dip a cotton ball in WishCare oil and it removes makeup in one clean swipe.

If you are new to olive oil, give this a try. It is cheap but enriched with the goodness of olives.

Green & Brown’s Olive Oil is also cold-pressed extra virgin oil that is created especially for beauty uses. Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, this oil helps in keeping the skin firm, reduces wrinkles, protects from pollution and reduces facial dark spots for healthy and soft skin. It can be used as a makeup remover too, killing two birds with one olive-oiled swipe! Great for everyday use since it soaks up easily, it can also be used for hair strengthening.

Muskaan Krishnaney

@muskaankrishnaney Video creator, combining the love for film and makeup in the blogosphere.

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