Not only is olive oil packed with health benefits, protecting you against heart disease and diabetes, it is also highly beneficial for your skin. This secret skincare ingredient has been dated back to ancient Egypt - it was even said to be one of Cleopatra's go-to's. This Olive Oil & Honey Face Mask recipe can help you reap the positive effects that EVOO can provide, topically.
Olive oil can be used on its own as a moisturizer, or mixed in with other anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredients, such as honey. The antioxidants in olive oil can help to prevent premature ageing, as it enhances cell production. When you combine a hydrating ingredient, like EVOO, with a natural antibacterial ingredient like honey, you have got yourself a moisturizing mask that works wonders on a variety of skin types.
When making this face mask at home, it is important to use high-quality EVOO, as some low-grade oils have been filtered and mixed with other ingredients, which can be harmful to your skin.
1. Apply it to your face when you're fresh out of the shower while your pores are open so you can receive ultimate hydration.
2. You can also use EVOO as a daily eye makeup remover. Simply add a few drops to a cotton pad and gently cleanse the area.
Olive Oil & Honey Face Mask
2 tsp Greek yogurt
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
1 tsp passion fruit juice (optional)
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl
Apply directly to face, avoiding eye area
Leave face mask on for 10-15 minutes
Wash off with warm water, and pat dry