The secret to good skin could very well be sitting in your pantry, right next to the mixed herbs.
Yep, turns out olive oil can do wonders for your skin, according to a growing number of women.
Chloe Grace Moretz swears by it and Margot Robbie and Kim Kardashian frequent celebrity dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer’s clinic in Beverly Hills, whose facialists teach all their clients the practice.
After a visit, Coveteur writer Katie Becker put the hack of using the supermarket oil to wash her face to the test for two weeks. She was so impressed with the results, she's sticking with it full time.
At the end of each day, Becker rubbed a coin sized amount of oil into her face, before washing it off with a wet white microfibre cloth. This allows gentle exfoliation and also clearly shows if there's still makeup on your face.
The process is repeated (with a fresh towel, mind you) until all your makeup is gone.
Facialist Ram-Prakash Khalsa warned Becker that the olive oil would "bring things to the surface" before things got better.
"I’m also glad I did this for two weeks. I’m super breakout prone and the first week was not great. Of course, an inner voice says, 'No duh, you’re putting heavy olive oil on your face, you crazy person'," she wrote.
"But I think RPK was right about raising things to the surface. Once I was into week two my skin was feeling super supple in the mornings and my blackheads were fewer and smaller."
So does washing your face with olive oil really improve it?
"The use of oils for cleansing is based on the scientific principle that like dissolves like, so oil will dissolve the sebum that clogs up our pores and cause acne, and without irritation," Dermatologist Dr. Jessie Cheung, Director of the Jessie Cheung MD Dermatology & Laser Center, told Teen Vogue last year.