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Olive Oil – The Miracle Oil

Olive Oil has long been touted for its health benefits. It’s rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant properties. It helps protect us against heart disease as well as a long list of other medicinal purposes. It has a distinct flavor and is well tolerated by the stomach when used for cooking.

But, did you know that extra virgin olive oil is also good for your hair and skin? If you have dry hair or have received a bad perm, olive oil can help add moisture back into your hair. A mixture of half olive oil and half castor oil known as the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) can also be used to clean your face. It softens the skin and can reduce the number of blackheads because it does not upset the skin’s natural balance. Cleansing products can strip the skin of it natural oils causing it to compensate by overproducing oil.

I have been using the OCM method and it is working just as well as my facial scrub in controlling my blackheads. My skin is really soft. People with oily skin can try more castor oil. If you have moderate to severe acne, the mixture may help. But, you should probably see a dermatologist.


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