Here’s Why You Should Consider Adding Extra Virgin Olive Oil To Your Skincare Regime

Olive oil, especially extra virgin olive oil has numerous health benefits, which is why it won’t be exaggerating to call it liquid gold. Olive oil is loaded with all the goodies like antioxidants, healthy fatty acids, anti-inflammatory compounds, and anti-bacterial compounds all of which impart incredible health-promoting properties. Extra virgin olive oil is beneficial for heart health, mental health, and enhances the function of the liver and the gut. All in all, it targets almost every organ in the body to impart its beneficial effects. 

The role of extra virgin olive oil in promoting skin health is remarkable as well and deserves mentioning, which is what this article is all about. If you are interested in knowing more about skincare then you can visit  

1. Repairs Damaged Skin Tissue

The rich store of vitamins found in extra virgin olive oil promotes skin healing. It promotes healing from damage imposed by sun exposure, dry and cracked skin, and also heals superficial lesions. It can also soothe damage to the skin caused by psoriasis and works great against acne as well.

2. Effectively Removes Make-Up

Extra virgin olive oil helps emulsify any makeup that you apply to your face, it also removes traces of sunscreen. Therefore, before resorting to harsh surfactants for cleansing your face that leaves the skin dry and stripped off of its natural oils you can use extra virgin olive oil to remove makeup completely. You need to take a small amount of oil either directly in your hand or you can apply it on cleaning pads, then you have to gently massage the skin in a circular motion. After you see that it has done its work, you can clean your face with a damp cloth and then move on to cleansing your face if you want to double cleanse it.

3. Protects Skin And Revitalizes It

Extra virgin olive oil as mentioned before is rich in vitamins and compounds that make the skin firm, stimulate collagen production and stimulate skin cell turnover. This liquid gold imparts softness, natural shine, and vitality to the skin.

4. Combats Against Aging

Extra virgin olive oil is rich in polyphenols which impart it with anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties. This means that it acts against free-radical damage and subsequently slows down the aging of the skin. It stimulates fading of spots, fine lines, and wrinkles

5. Deeply Hydrates The Skin

The presence of large quantities of vitamin A, D, E, and K in extra virgin olive oil makes it a great moisturizer for the skin. It nourishes and hydrates the skin at a deeper level and makes a great nighttime moisturizer. You can apply it directly to the face or you can mix it up in cream and then apply it. Three to four drops of the oil warmed in the palm of your hand and then massaged on the face will work just fine in hydrating even the most sensitive skin. 

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