Olive Oil & Healthy Skin

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Why Olive Oil?

Extra virgin olive oil is loaded with nutrition and antioxidants like vitamins A and E. This oil is high in nutritional value, and your skin can also reek in the benefits. This little fruit has much more to offer than it’s yummy taste and scent.

Vitamin E has anti-aging benefits by restoring damaged skin cells and preventing damaging ultraviolet light from penetrating the skin layers. Polyphenols also protect the skin cells and help control the ageing process. Phytosterols also act as an antioxidant and promotes the production of collagen, which naturally decreases as we age.

Below you can find a few beauty uses of this amazing, fairly cheap bottle of sunshine.

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(No Make Up Thursday – Wearing nothing but olive oil on my face! Excuse the one eye pic!)

Ideas on how to get better skin using olive oil

Remove makeup

from around the eyes with a few drops of olive oil on a cotton ball. With a gentle touch, slowly draw the ball across your lids for softer skin and to help prevent wrinkles.

Exfoliates

Antioxidants in olive oil can reach deep into the pores to help remove dead skin cells, dirt, and even blackheads. It can treat and prevent returning acne as it removes excess oil on the face. Hurrah!

Exfoliate your tired skin with an extra virgin olive oil and sea salt mixture.

Mix one teaspoon of oil with the natural salt and massage gently on your face. This will remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate your complexion. Sensitive skin can also benefit with the use of sugar rather than sea salt.

Cleanse

your pores to get rid of dirt, and blackheads by combining equal parts of olive oil and castor oil. Rub onto face and rinse with a warm cloth to give it a mini steam facial.

Moisturises

The combination of vitamin A and vitamin E in olive oil repairs cells from harmful environmental factors.

Use in or after bath for amazingly soft, smooth skin. It’s also a good tool to soothe dry, chapped lips.

Nails

Soften rough cuticles around nails by soaking your nail beds in a bowl of olive oil for a few minutes.

Olive oil finds itself a key ingredient in DIY facial masks and as a makeup remover. It’s definitely earned its place on the vanity stands.

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Read the entire post, originally posted here authored by Natalie Rix

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