23 Jan Skincare benefits from Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Skincare benefits from Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil comes from olives and is a key element of the Mediterranean diet. We are especially proud and blessed, since we, in our country (among many others), have extra virgin olive oil! Olive oil has many nutritional benefits when consumed, but it’s equally beneficial when applied to skin.
The benefits of olive oil for the skin
Olive oil acts as an antioxidant, i.e. a substance that prevents oxidation. Oxidation is a process that can produce free radicals, which are chemicals that damage cells and contribute to the development of cancer and other serious diseases. When olive oil is applied to the skin, its antioxidants can prevent premature aging. Also, some research suggests that applying olive oil to the skin after sun exposure can
combat cancer cells.
Olive oil contains the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Some of these vitamins may be beneficial for the skin. For example, people have used vitamin E oil throughout history to treat a variety of skin conditions, including psoriasis and
Olive oil has been shown to have antibacterial properties. One study looked at the effects of using olive oil and coconut oil on Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on the skin. The results showed that both oils had antibacterial properties.
Therefore, olive oil can sometimes be used to treat bacterial skin infections. It can also improve the treatment of people with leg ulcers caused by type 2 diabetes.
Olive oil is a popular natural moisturizer that is often used to soften both skin and hair.
Ways to use olive oil on the skin
Olive oil is a component of many personal care products, such as face wash, face mask, body wash, soap and lotion.
Moisturizer for after sunbathing
Based on the study of its antioxidant effects, olive oil is ideal and beneficial as a moisturizing lotion for after sun exposure, where the skin needs hydration and nutrition. If you can not stand this oily feeling, you can apply it on wet skin.
For exfoliating the face and body and for treating areas of dry or unstable skin, you can mix olive oil and sea salt. Use table salt on the face and other sensitive areas, as well as kosher salt on the rest of the body.
Olive oil destroys all water-resistant substances in eye makeup. Add a few drops of olive oil to a cotton ball and gently wipe the eye area.
People with dry skin may benefit from using an olive oil-based face mask. Olive oil mixed with ingredients such as egg whites, honey or oats, can soften and moisturize the face.
Due to its antioxidant content, olive oil can reduce skin aging and wrinkles. The oil can corrode around the eye area at night or after sun exposure.
Spots and scars
The vitamins and other antioxidants in olive oil can weaken the scars, helping the skin cells to regenerate. Gently massage with oil on scars or mix it with lemon juice for areas of hyperpigmentation, where the skin has become dark due to scars.
Olive oil can also be used to prevent or treat stretch marks, although studies on its effectiveness have found mixed results.
Nowadays, an entire industry has been set up around the applications of olive oil in cosmetics. Taking advantage of the modern trends that promote a healthy lifestyle, you can find several natural cosmetic products based on olive oil in our online store.
These products can and will satisfy you to the fullest with their quality. Also, our award-winning extra virgin olive oils, which are some of the best extra virgin olive oil in the world, will help satisfy your more culinary oriented needs.
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