The Benefit of Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil is the preferred grade for moisturizing skin. It is especially best for those whom follow the oil cleansing method. Olive oil has been known for generations not only for healing qualities, but also as a natural, deep penetrating, and regenerating moisturizer.
Olive oil is beneficial in beauty care because of what can be found within it. Did you know that these benefits can be found through using this natural Mediterranean secret?
Anti-oxidants: Olive oil is rich in anti-oxidants which include Vitamins A and E, polyphenols, phytosterols, and avenasterol. They work to neutralize free radicals and repair cell membranes. Free radicals consist of unstable molecules created through exposure to cigarette smoke, pollution, alcohol, and radiation.
Squalene: A natural organic compound used in cosmetics to provide moisture. Often it is taken from the liver of sharks, however, it is found also in olive oil. Using olive oil as a moisturizer you will use a more eco friendly and cruelty free source of squalene. The benefit of this is that it helps maintain the barrier function of the skin inhibiting the growth of micro-organisms on the skin and hair.
Chlorophyll: A photosynthetic pigment found in plants and algae with anti-aging benefits that promote the healing of skin conditions and wounds.
Additionally olive oil prevents inflammation which is beneficial to those suffering skin sensitivites, allergies, and rosacea. You want to find products using olive oil in it's purest and most organic form without harsh chemicals and sulfates for optimal results. Please read here and here on the harms of sulfates in our commonly used beauty care, household products, etc.
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