Ever wonder about the benefits of olive oil? What olive oil could do for your skin? We certainly have. We already discussed the difference between ordinary olive oil and extra virgin olive oil but how about the benefits of olive oil on your skincare routine? Traditionally, the focus has always been on the health benefits olive oil has on your diet and overall health but how about your skin? Your skin is the largest organ in your body so naturally, you should take precautionary steps to ensure that it maintains its glow and youthful appearance. This is where olive oil plays a crucial role. Allow us to dive a little deeper.
Olive oil is rich in the all-important Vitamin E which is single-handedly your skin’s best friend. Vitamin E can not only help you look younger but can also help keep your skin soft and free of irritation. The most remarkable benefit of olive oil on your skin is that it can improve or even diminish dryness. Olive oil can be used in place of your moisturizer to combat dry skin. How exactly does it do this you might ask? Here’s the science behind the beauty revolution. Olive oil has the same healthy fats as avocado and through its one-two punch of Vitamin E and Vitamin A it helps plump and hydrate the skin. You can apply olive oil directly to your skin or simply add a few drops to your moisturizer. Olive oil also contains two other major antioxidants, “polyphenols” and “phytosterols”. This natural antioxidant protection not only hydrates the skin but also protects it from premature aging. It is the Vitamin E in olive oil that helps protect the skin by fighting off harmful ultraviolet light. Olive oil also contains the compound “hydroxytyrosol” that helps protect the skin from free radical damage. Olive oil can also be used in addition to other natural products as an exfoliating agent, eye makeup remover or for hair and nail care.
Olive oil helps your skin feel smooth and hydrated, calms irritation, protects against ultraviolet light and free radical damage and prevents premature aging. Have you tried adding olive oil to your regular skin care routine? We would certainly give you the green light to do so! And while you’re at it, check out one of our best-selling beauty products, Mea Natura Olive Hair Mask. Mea Natura Hair Mask will revitalize your hair leaving it soft, silky and easy to manage. This mask conditions, moisturizes and hydrates your hair. It is made with 94% certified Cretan organic olive oil and is free of parabens, mineral oil, propylene glycol, silicones and alcohol. It is recommended for all hair types and can help with anything from weak and damaged hair to dull and brittle hair. Mea Natura Olive Hair Mask is easy to use! After shampooing, apply on wet hair, spread throughout and leave on for 3-5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Enjoy intensive nourishment and shine instantly!