Olive Oil: The New Shaving Cream

Published: 01st February 2011
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If you're looking for a deeply hydrating and nourishing cream to help give you a smooth and clean shave, look no further than your kitchen. Extra virgin olive oil is an excellent lubricant, skin protectant and moisturizing shaving cream.

Alright, it's not actually a cream, it's an oil. Nevertheless, that does nothing to detract from its usefulness.

Olive oil is a deeply nourishing supplement, which will replenish and condition your skin without stripping away any of your natural oils. Your skin will be soft and smooth, without any flakiness or dryness that often occurs with shaving. It's also a natural anti-aging remedy, and who doesn't want that?

As a lubricant, extra virgin olive allows the razor to glide smoothly along the surface of the skin, therefore preventing the likelihood of cuts and nicks. Simply put some oil into a small, clean bowl and rub onto the face or other area being shaved. You can add a little more as you need to to keep the surface slick for the shaving process.

Unlike water, which is a major component in most shaving creams, olive oil is also good for your razor. Water is damaging to the blades, promoting dullness and rusting, which shortens the lifespan of your blades. However, olive oil will cleanse and lubricate the blade, making it easy to wipe away any hair and keep your razor working as it should. Using a little olive oil on the blades even after you shave will help to ensure your razor is in good condition and ready for the next time you use it.

Finally, rubbing a little olive oil onto your skin after the shave is the perfect way to keep skin smooth and replenish it's moisture. Extra virgin olive oil is full of vitamins and other nutrients that will not only keep your skin looking its best, but also keep it healthy, both before and after you shave.

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