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March 24, 2010 / georgetteculley

Olive oil…more than edible

This week I’m cooking up another one of my Nan’s beauty recipes…Olive oil. Not only a delicious salad dresser, but also a fabulous, and cheap, moisturizer for skin, hair and nails. They say you have to choose between face or body when you get older, but if my Nan’s anything to go by then you can have both. Now in her 80’s (sorry Nan) her skin is full and glowing, and she has killer legs too! All down to a healthy balanced diet, and her obsession with drenching her face, every night, with olive oil. Olive oil is high is vitamin A and E which are essential for repairing damaged skin – caused by sun exposure, smoking and pollution. Follow these simple steps to make your skin delicious again. Measure a teaspoon of  olive oil and pop it in the palm of your hand. Then, either use a cotton wool pad, or your fingers and gently massage the oil into your face and neck. I would recommend doing this before bed, as the oil will have the whole night to absorb into your skin. If olive oil is too greasy – compromise – try extra virgin olive oil. It’s less oily and should keep the boyfriend from moaning about the bed linen. For those lucky enough to be going on a hot date – grab a bowl, put three table spoons of olive in, mix with sea salt and give that orange peel on your legs and bum a good scrub. Your skin will feel truly edible. You’ve never had a better excuse to dress up!

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