The Six Benefits for skin of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a true beauty essence for your skin: a rich, nourishing and soothing balm that hydrate while promoting the skin’ health and natural moisture.
The Phoenicians called it “liquid gold”, while ancient Greeks used it to moisture the skin and add shine to their hair. It has hydrating, toning, healing and anti-oxidizing properties, thanks to precious vitamins that abound in it: vitamin E (which helps fighting free radicals) vitamin A (help regenerating the skin), oleic acids (making skin soft and firms) and last polyphenols, natural anti-oxidants that nourish and protect the skin from the effects of age and environmental damage.
The skin on our entire body can benefit from fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which can:
• STRENGTHEN THE SKIN IN AREAS WHERE IS THINNER, FRAGILE AND LESS ELASTIC SUCH AS NECK, INSIDE OF UPPER ARMS OR THE BACK OF HANDS;
• NOURISH AND REGENERATE AREAS THAT ARE FATIGUED BY HAIR REMOVAL, TANNING OR OTHER BEAUTY TREATMENTS – USED ON LEGS, CHEST OR BIKINI-LINE;
• SOFTENS THE SKINS IN AREAS WHERE IS THICKER OR TENDS TO GET ROUGH OR CHAPPED, LIKE ELBOWS, KNEES OR THE SOLES OF FEET
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory property, it can soothe skin that’s irritated or affected by eczema.
To heal sensitive or irritated skin, gently massage a few drops of a good quality EVO such as Olea Prilis twice a day onto the affected area.
For an even more calming effect, add a drop of lavender essential oil to each tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
It is important to boost your skin with hydration and nourishment, particularly during the winter when the combination of cold and hot air can seriously
de-hydrate our skin, and in the summer, to heal the damaging effects of exposure to the sun.
Applying Extra virgin olive oil will nourish the skin in depth; if you regularly rub a few drops of Organic Oil on your face after your evening skincare routine, you’ll soon see the benefits on your face…
3. PREVENT STRETCH MARKS
It is very effective in preventing stretch marks if applied regularly from the early stages of pregnancy, applied by rubbing a few drop into the skin until completely absorbed in the more stretch-mark sensitive areas such as thighs, glutes, breasts and abdomen two or three times a day.
It helps to exfoliate first, using a horse-hair glove to get rid of dead skin cells; it also helps to start treatment as soon as possible, even before getting pregnant, and carry on during breastfeeding.
4. MAKE-UP REMOVER
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also a great solution for gently removing your make-up in a non-aggressive, completely natural way.
To remove your make up with olive oil is very simple: wet your face with warm water, rub some oil between your hands until it gets warmer, then massage it on your face for a minute or two. Proceed to remove with a cotton pad or a face cloth. Finish off by washing your face with your usual detergent and water.
5. ANTI-OXIDIZING – ANTI-AGEING
Thanks to its high content of vitamin E, oleic acid and polyphenols, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps protect from the attack of free radicals, therefore slowing down the sign of ageing.
The most effective treatment is simple: drop a little oil on a cotton pad and gently rub on clean, dry face. The anti-oxidizing and brightening qualities of polyphenols and oleic acids will penetrate straight into your skin, slowing down the natural ageing process and the appearance of fine lines.
* FOR A LASTING AND BETTER RESULT, THE OIL CAN BE USED FOR FOCUSED ANTI-AGEING, WEEKLY MASSAGES.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil can also be used to make a gentle and natural face scrub, to remove dirt and dead cells leaving your skin beautifully silky-smooth; all you need is a few ingredients and an EVO oil of superior quality, such as Olea Prilis