Fight Dry Skin with Organic Olive Oil

For me, autumn-proofing my skin focuses on the driest parts of my body: feet, elbows and knees. 

There’s no need to buy fancy and expensive products to treat these areas, according to Sarah Callard, author of The Little Green Book of Beauty: 250 Tips for an Eco Lifestyle

“For dry skin, use olive oil, organic if possible,” she writes. “It has excellent moisturizing properties and has been traditionally used as an intensive conditioning and moisturizing treatment for areas prone to dry skin.” 

Callard recommends applying it at bedtime so you can wake up with smoother skin. 

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  • cal orey  September 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Both olive oil and olive oil-based beauty products, such as soaps, shampoos, gels, etc. are super. You will be spoiled by the ready-made stuff but it’s worth it and it’s not as pricey as you’d think.
    author of The Healing Powers of Olive Oil

  • Fight Dry Skin  October 2, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Thanks! I’ll have to give this a try!

  • olive oil beauty products  February 19, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Olive oil is a natural healer and moisturizer. For quickest results you massage it very thoroughly into skin on a daily basis. Massage for 1 or 2 min and you will see almost immediate results. It absorbs into skin does not leave face oily. Splash face with water and dab dry with tissues. You will not need any other moisturizer. Honey will not be as beneficial.

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