How to Use Olive Oil on Hands

by Kat Consador

What do actress Sophia Loren and the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians have in common? They regularly use olive oil in their food and beauty regimens. They greatly benefited from olive oil's powerful hydrating abilities and anti-aging properties. Olive oil is a versatile all-natural beauty ingredient that's affordable, especially when compared to conventional beauty products. Another advantage in using olive oil is that it's multi-purpose. You can apply it to various areas in your beauty routine. For example, if you want to get silky soft hands by using olive oil, you can use olive oil both as an exfoliation ingredient and later, as a moisturizer.

Items you will need

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Water
  • Cotton gloves
Step 1

Shop for olive oil. Look for "Extra Virgin" on the label. Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oil.

Step 2

Exfoliate your hands. Mix extra virgin olive oil with all-natural sea salt. Rub your hands together and exfoliate. Wash off mixture.

Step 3

Apply olive oil. Before you go to sleep, rub on a liberal amount of olive oil.

Step 4

Get cotton gloves. Slip on cotton gloves over hands. Go to sleep.

Step 5

Wash hands in the morning. Rinse hands with warm water.

Step 6

Use olive oil as hand moisturizer. Apply a fresh dose of olive oil onto your hands and use as moisturizer during the day.

Photo Credits

  • http://www.cityline.ca/fashionandbeauty/beauty/images/hands_feature_lg.jpg

About the Author

Kat Consador is a freelance writer and professional competitive Latin dancer. Her work has appeared in eHow and various online publications. She also writes for clients in small businesses, primarily specializing in SEO. She earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University.