Pick of The Month: All Natural Olive Oil Skincare With Olive + M

Olive oil natural skin care 

Does anyone else suffer from dry skin in the winter time? (Insert hand raised emoji here!) Living in NJ, every winter I come across this problem. I have always just lathered on tons and tons of cream, but never really looked for a real solution.

I recently stumbled upon the perfect solution for that subtle glow and velvety soft skin everyone has been looking for! And you guessed it: it's all natural, and olive oil based. 

As a nurse, I understand how important it is to keep your skin moisturized and healthy, especially during these dry winter months. When I heard about Olive + M, I thought - this is the perfect time to re-vamp my winter skincare routine. I am all about using products that are natural and good for your skin and body, and it wasn't until recently that I discovered how amazing and great simple olive oil can be for your skin. 

Olive oil has been around for the longest time, but who would have thought it is nature's best kept beauty secret? Because olive oil is so close to our skin's natural oil structure, it penetrates into skin quickly and deeply, helping to hydrate, repair and protect our skin. It also has antimicrobial properties that protect the skin from infection and damage, helping with healing and inflammation. We all strive to look better: we buy makeup, invest in skin care, and research procedures to make us look younger and fresher. Why not use something natural as well? Olive oil contains antioxidants that help stimulate cell growth to return your skin to a firmer and smoother state - and who doesn't want to look younger? 

Olive + M sent me their Get Glowing set to try out. This kit comes with a cleansing oil, a face oil, and a body oil. I was so excited to try the body oils! It's about time I gave my skincare some good attention. When I came out of my morning shower, while my skin was still damp, I slathered on the body oil quite generously. It smelled so good, the perfect combination of pink grapefruit and sage. That same night, when I got home from a long 12 hour shift at work, I took a warm washcloth to my face. I waited two minutes or so (for my pores to open) and then I took the cleansing oil and worked 3 to 4 pumps into my skin. I removed any excess oil with the washcloth. After cleaning my face with the cleansing oil, I applied the face oil to my damp face and neck in a circular motion. I felt so rejuvenated. I could feel how soft my skin was and how clean and fresh my face felt. Just want I needed after a longgg day of work!

Below I am sharing 3 benefits of incorporating these oils in your winter skincare routine.

1. Renew + repair

By washing your face with oil you are helping to rehydrate and renew your skin using natural, plant based oils that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, omegas and amino acids. This light oil combination leaves your complexion soft and glowing.

2. Purify + rejuvenate

Cleaning your face with oil rids your pores of dirt and bacteria without leaving you with lizard skin. Plant-based oils actually dissolve the dirty gunk while nourishing your skin with a natural blend of antioxidants, vitamins, omegas and amino acids. The oil leaves your face feeling fresh!

3. Hydrate + glow

Moisturize your body with this body oil and your skin will thank you. Even add a few drops of oil to your bath, and it’s like a sitting in a cloud of pink grapefruit, bergamot, and clary sage. It's hydrating, not to mention you get the benefits of aromatherapy along with it.

So, who's ready to get glowing this holiday season? Head over to Olive + M to snag your own set of these awesome oils. They make a perfect stocking stuffer too! 

Olive + M's line is 100% natural, ethically produced in the U.S., and sustainable.