Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the Skin

shutterstock_164380772Olive oil is commonly used in bath and body products as it is a natural moisturizer

The health benefits of olive oil go far beyond how often we consume the product. In fact, it’s common to have olive oil sitting in your medicine cabinet for anything besides drinking it. Olive oil has several uses, some of which you may not have known or heard of before. We have compiled some of the most common ways that olive oil can benefit your skin and prevent aging.

According to Women’s Health Magazine, olive oil can be used to eliminate wrinkles. Use extra virgin olive oil as a daily moisturizer, a pre-cleanser before your main cleanse, and as an anti-aging regimen. Since olive oil does not contain harsh chemicals, it doesn’t damage the skin, and, in turn, contains moisturizing benefits. It is a safe and alternate way to provide yourself with a glow that is complete with a natural moisturizer.

Extra virgin olive oil can also help reduce dandruff and keep your cuticles and nails healthy. Huffington Post also added that you can use olive oil for dry and irritated skin, sun burns, rashes, and bug bites. This is especially useful in the summer when the temperature can be in triple digits or in the dry, winter months. Whether you are camping, cooking, at the beach, or in the woods, olive oil can be a staple product.

In the article by Marie Claire, “5 Reasons You Should Be Using Olives from Head to Toe”  it said, “..if you’re relegating olives as lettuce toppers and olive oil as one half of your vinaigrette, you’re missing out on some of its most potent benefits—the ability to make your hair gleam, skin glow, and even freshen up your manicure.”

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Olive oil in bath and body products can help with anti-aging

Olive oil contains Vitamin E and Vitamin K as well anti-inflammatory benefits that help reduce scarring, redness, and breakouts. According to Allure magazine, You can also combine course sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil to help with chapped or dry lips, use it as a make-up remover for tough and stubborn make-up, as an ear wax remedy and as a shaving cream replacement.

shutterstock_399236971A sugar scrub is a great way to incorporate olive oil into your daily regimen

Next time you wash your hair, your face, or do your nails, try incorporating a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and see if there are any noticeable changes. Pasolivo offers several California Extra Virgin Olive Oil options that are great for cooking, baking, and for the skin. Click HERE to browse our selection and to find the one that best fits your needs.

Looking for an all-natural skincare line? Pasolivo offers bath of body products that are created using our olive oils and does not contain harsh chemicals. Click HERE to browse our selection.

Do you have any olive oil secrets that you are willing to share? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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