BEAUTY | Skin Care

4 DIY Olive Oil-Based Beauty Recipes To Try Now

By Samar Maatouk
17 Nov,2021

While the cosmetics industry is abounding with skincare treatments, homemade recipes - especially if they are olive oil-based - have all what it takes to give you a healthy glowing skin. Besides its powerful healthy benefits in cooking, olive oil can also have many beneficial actions on your skincare routine. Here are 4 homemade olive oil-based recipes to target acne, dilated pores, dull and stressed skin.


Treat acne with an olive oil face mask

If you suffer from acne-prone skin, olive oil can help clearing your face from blackheads and pimples. Make a homemade anti-acne mask by mixing a little flour with milk and olive oil, adding a few drops of lemon juice which helps in healing acne scars. Make sure the consistency is not too thick. Apply on the face and leave for about twenty minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water.


Minimize large pores with an olive oil face mask

Whether you have oily skin or dry skin, it is very likely that your pores are dilated. To shrink large pores and display a smooth complexion, mix one teaspoon of baking powder with one tablespoon of honey and olive oil. Do not leave the mask on your face for more than 10 minutes if you have dry skin while, if you have oily skin, you can keep it for about 20 minutes.


Get a soft skin with an olive oil and sugar scrub

Do you have a dull complexion, an itchy and dry skin? A facial scrub made from olive oil and sugar can help rejuvenate your skin. Rub your skin gently in circular movements with a mixture of 6 tablespoons of olive oil and sugar. You can add sweet almond oil to boost the results of this gentle face scrub.


Fight pollution with an olive oil detox mask

Your face is exposed daily to pollution and stress which contributes to a tired and dull skin. This home-made detox mask can help restore your glowing skin. You just need to prepare a mask by mixing an egg, half teaspoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of flour, a pinch of sea salt and a little milk. Massage the mask to allow a better penetration, then leave for about twenty minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.