Who wouldn’t want to look like Jennifer Lopez? The 51-year-old singer is known for her never-ageing body and glowing skin and while you may have to work hard AF to get a body like hers, for her skin, on the other hand, turns out, it is pretty easy to achieve --- and you won’t even need to spend!
We all know by now that the mega-star is launching her new skincare line in January, but we aren’t focusing on that in this article. During a recent interview, the megastar revealed that the secret to her flawless skin is an ordinary cooking ingredient.
So, what is this secret ingredient we’re talking about? Well, *drumroll* it’s olive oil. In a recent interview, the singer/actress revealed that her mother always told her that olive oil is the cure for everything and she’s not wrong. Olive oil is said to have many benefits especially when it comes to skin. Since it is enriched with vitamin E, this common kitchen ingredient moisturises your skin, fights signs of ageing, brings back the radiance and best of all, it is perfect for any skin type. So, it’s no surprise that her new beauty line is made with a blend of soothing squalane, fermented olive oil, extra-virgin olive oil and olive leaf extract. But you don’t need to wait until Jan to treat your skin. We’ve noted down a few olive oil face pack recipes that are sure to leave you with enviable skin just like Jlo.
Want to get rid of premature signs of ageing and smoothen those fine lines and wrinkles, then this is what you need. While olive oil adds moisture to the epidermis, Yogurt, on the other hand, helps fight acne, fades blemishes and pigmentation.
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp yogurt
Mix these two ingredients until it is a fine paste. Gently massage it on the skin for 2 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes. Do this for a couple of weeks if you want to see results.
Looking to hydrate the skin and keep it soft and supple, then this is what you need. Cucumber contains antioxidant and analgesic properties, Vitamins A & C which help treat sunburn, even out skin tone, reduce breakouts, soothe irritated skin and inflamed skin.
Half a cucumber
1 tbsp each olive oil and milk
Grind the cucumber to create a paste and add olive oil and a bit of milk. Mix well and apply it to a clean face. Leave this on for 20 minutes and wash it off with cold water. You’ll immediately notice a difference in your skin texture.
If you have sensitive skin, then give this face pack a try. Banana is loaded with many nutrients like vitamin A, zinc, and manganese, all of which work together to keep the skin moisturised, control oil, fight signs of ageing and reduce pigmentation.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp cucumber juice
2 tbsp mashed banana
Mix all these ingredients well to create a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it all off with lukewarm water.
Make olive oil your BFF and get enviable skin just like JLo.
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