Olive oil is one of the most popular ingredients in cooking, but if you’ve never used it for beauty, you’re in for a treat. Believe it or not, Rachel Ray’s pet ingredient is not only a necessity in any pasta dish, but also great for your nails, lips, hair, and skin. Why? Olive oil is rich in squalane, a natural emollient that penetrates skin without leaving a greasy film behind. Beyond that, it’s packed with Vitamins A & E and a number of polyphenols that already make it a popular inclusion in beauty products. Check out the below list for 15 inventive ways to get gorgeous Italian-style:
Us beauty addicts all work hard on keeping our faces beautiful every day – but what about making sure the rest of our bodies are gorgeous? Here are some tips and tricks for taking care of your scalp, elbows, knees, and more of those neglected areas you probably don’t think about beautifying often:
As perfume goes, I’m a bit of scent flirt. Rather than sticking with one fragrance, I like to try and buy many different perfumes. For a fun and flirty scent, try Betsey Johnson’s Eau de Parfum Spray.
- Top notes: Pear, grapefruit
- Heart notes: Freesia, lily of the valley
- Base notes: Praline, sandalwood
I found this gem while cruising the perfume department at Ulta, and it makes for a great fruity, everyday scent. The adorable bottle and my love for Betsey Johnson drew me in first, but the smell is what won me over.
Pick up Betsey Johnson Eau De Parfum Spray at Amazon for only $23 in the 3.4oz size. You’ll love it, I promise.
Found your hair looking like the Bride of Frankenstein’s do one morning after a shift in the weather? This little trick is an oldie but a goodie: Run a fabric softener sheet (like the Snuggle ones you use in your clothes dryer) over your hair and watch your static electric flyaways disappear. (You can even use a sheet you’ve already put through the dryer, if you’re cheap like I am – the used ones work just as well.)
If you continually find yourself having problems with static frizz, here are a couple of tricks to help keep negatively charged locks at bay:
We all know Hollywood has a reputation for never aging, and there are plenty of stars who seem to have already had a drink from the Fountain of Youth. Helen Mirren, Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry come easily to mind. But what about those celebrities who look a little worse for the wear? Below are some of the celebs who actually appear older than they really are, provided by River Place Mohs & Dermatologic Surgery Center.
Lindsay Lohan, 27
This is an easy one. Lindsay, who had an early career in childhood, seems to get older and older as her peers get more youthful. Hard partying and plenty of stints in rehab could be to blame here.
Fergie has all the makings of a stunner and she’s certainly a beautiful woman. But she hasn’t even hit 40 yet, a fact you wouldn’t know just by looking at her. This songstress does love her plastic surgery though, which could be part of the problem. Either way, she’s starting to look much older than smoldering husband Josh Duhamel.
Jason Segel, 33
Jason Segel is everyone’s favorite funnyman, and it’s no wonder he lands so many leading roles. But many of those parts are with actresses several years older than him. At 33, Jason looks much older than he actually is, which could account for his placement alongside much-older Cameron Diaz in “Bad Teacher.”