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You may already use olive oil in your dinner routine, but did you know that it can be used as part of your beauty routine, too? Many people in the beauty community swear by this incredibly versatile natural product. You may have even heard recommendations of leaving it on overnight. We were curious to find out what the experts were saying, to help answer the question — can you put olive oil on your face over night?

Olive Oil Beauty Benefits

Olive oil has been used and praised for centuries, thanks to its versatility and numerous health benefits. Fortunately, many of these benefits carry over from the kitchen to the powder room. And the best news of all — its potential is backed by science. Olive oil contains an assortment vitamins, including Vitamin A, D, E, and K. So when you apply some before bed time, these vitamins are absorbed into the body while you sleep.

Additionally, olive oil contains antioxidants, and studies have found that it can help prevent premature aging and sun damage when applied to the skin. On top of all that, olive oil also has great moisturizing properties, so it can be used to help hydrate both the skin and hair. 

How To Use Olive Oil On Face Overnight

If you’re considering seeing if it’s right for your over night beauty routine, we recommend going with an unrefined olive oil that’s organic, GMO-free and cold-pressed. It’s best to apply the olive oil as the very last thing you do before bed, ideally right after a shower or bath. You can dab a cotton ball into a small amount of oil and then apply a very small amount to your face. Or, you can mix a small amount of olive oil with your favorite night time lotion or moisturizer, and then apply like you normally do. Be careful not to use too much oil, because this can cause some people’s pores to clog. 

Will Putting Olive Oil On Face Overnight Cause Or Help Acne?

Most dermatologists and beauty experts agree that those with acne or those prone to breakouts should probably avoid applying olive oil to their face as part of their beauty regimen. If you have oily skin or have any questions before using olive oil as a beauty product, it’s always a great idea to consult with a dermatologist, since every person is unique.

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