Ever wondered if there is something out there that works just as well as your facial moisturizer that wouldn’t cost you a hand and a foot?Apparently, the best facial moisturizer can be found in nature. Many women attest that Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is just as good as the most expensive moisturizer in the market. Olive oil breaks oil from the skin and contains Vitamin A and E, anti-oxidants, and minerals.
What you need is EVOO (the one from your kitchen will do as long as it’s extra virgin) and a warm washcloth. First, wash your face with water and pat dry. Then, massage EVOO on your face and let it stay for a few minutes (remember to use sparingly — don’t put too much). After allowing the EVOO to break down the oil on your face, put a warm washcloth over your face and let the steam clean out your pores. Finally, wipe your face with the washcloth to remove the excess oil.
After this, you will feel that your face is soft and clean. Despite the olive oil you just put on your face, it will not feel greasy at all. When you wake up the next day, you will see that it did moisturize your face just like your favorite moisturizer. By the way, during very hot or humid days, it may be good to use a mild facial cleanser to remove the olive oil instead of just wiping it off with a washcloth.
Trying out different moisturizers to find out what type your face responds to can be very frustrating. I’ve taken a shot at several brands. Most would give me breakouts or don’t seem to have any effect at all. The answer is in nature itself.