With its superfood status we already know that daily consumption of EVOO will boost your health and keep your skin glowing from the inside out. It’s definitely a staple that we want to keep stocked in our pantries all year long but did you know that it has been used for skincare since Roman times?
Raw Extra Virgin Olive Oil is packed full of anti-oxidants which can help to prevent premature aging by destroying the free radicals that attack skin cells. EVOO also contains a compound called ‘squalene’ which is extremely hydrating and won’t strip the natural oils from your skin.
Here are a few suggestions on how to incorporate EVOO into your beauty routine:
Use as a daily moisturizer. Apply a few drops of raw EVOO to slightly damp skin, it will penetrate the skin deeper and quicker than dry skin. Don’t use more than 1 or 2 drops as it may lead to clogged pores if you use too much. Wipe off any excess oil with a cloth or cotton ball. You can also use it to remove make up, the oil will break down the water resistant substances in eye makeup so that you can wipe it off more easily. Your lashes will get a conditioning boost at the same time, for an added bonus!
You can rub a little EVOO on to dry areas that need a little extra attention such as elbows or knees. Another tip is to rub a drop onto your feet before you go to sleep and then put on socks, after a while you’ll wake up with smooth feet & feel like you’ve had an overnight pedicure.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also high in fat soluble vitamin E which is well known for its benefits for skin health and has been used throughout history to treat a variety of skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema.
Some research suggests that putting EVOO on your skin after sun exposure may fight off cancer causing cells. Interestingly in the Mediterranean where most of life is lived outdoors, there are very few instances of skin cancer. Just be warned not to use EVOO as a sunscreen, it won’t protect you from sunburn.
EVOO isn’t just limited to beautifying our skin. You can use it on your hair either after shampooing for a natural conditioning treatment or smooth a drop on to dry hair and use as a serum to tame frizz. Then don’t forget about your nails, smooth a little EVOO on your cuticles to keep them moist and soft and to encourage strong and healthy nail growth.
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If you’d like to make your own natural EVOO salt scrub, you need to check out this recipe that was created by a holistic esthetician and shared by our friend Maxine:
The list of benefits of olive oil are endless. Just make sure you use a high quality raw Extra Virgin Olive Oil like Papa Vince that is bursting with anti-oxidants and is chemical free. You want to make sure that you’re giving your skin a natural beauty boost and not applying any hidden chemicals that were used during processing.
Maybe you already use EVOO as part of your beauty routine, let us know what's your favorite way to use it, we'd love to hear from you.
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