Olive oil has been used for centuries and was very popular in Ancient Greece.
I’m sure many of you have heard about the wonders of olive oil, but I doubt you know the full potential of this wonder product.
-it contains Vitamin E and Beta Carotene
-stimulates new cell generation
-tightens and tones skin
-slows the development of wrinkles
-has anti-inflammatory properties
-alleviates acne, eczema, psoriasis
-helps replace elasticity
Olive oil is a great moisturizer because it contains linoleic acid which helps prevent water from evaporating from the skin. I have always known about these amazing qualities, but not until a recent discovery did I ever think of using it in my skin care routine. The antioxidants in olive oil make it a cancer fighting ingredient.
Studies on mice have shown that mice who drink extra virgin olive oil developed skin cancer less often when exposed to UV light. Studies also showed that applying extra virgin olive oil to the mouse’s skin after being exposed to UV light decreased the number of skin cancers.
Who knew that a household staple could do so much?
I am going to add extra virgin olive oil to my daily routine and I’ll make sure to add it to my bath after I spend time in the sun.
What do you know about olive oil? Do you use in your skin care routine?