Extra virgin olive oil has numerous beneficial properties that are reflected on the body of those who consume it, especially for a long time, such as those who follow the Mediterranean diet for life.
What few people know, however, is that the positive effects of olive oil can greatly help our body, as well as from the inside, also from the outside, that is by acting directly on the skin . The uses that can be made of this precious liquid in the cosmetic field, for the skin of the face and for the hair.
The beneficial effects of olive oil on the skin
- rich in polyphenols, vitamin E and phytosterols, olive oil has an exceptional antioxidant action for the skin of the face, therefore it fights the signs of age such as spots and wrinkles;
- olive oil is an excellent moisturizer and emollient, so it is perfect for dry and dehydrated skin, both in the daily routine, and when the skin is irritated by the sun or by epilation. Thanks to its delicacy, in fact, olive oil is well tolerated even by the most sensitive skins;
- even the lips can benefit from olive oil, with a scrub based on olive oil, honey and cane sugar. The result? Lips smoothed and illuminated;
- dry and dehydrated hair can be invigorated with a little oil: try massaging the tips with a few drops of olive oil or adding a few teaspoons to the shampoo, you will notice an immediate effect and the hair will be shiny and revitalized.
Olive oil as a beauty product
The vitamins and fatty acids of which olive oil is composed make it a beauty product in all respects. In particular, vitamin E , which is also called the ' beauty vitamin '. Another factor to its advantage is the total absence of contraindications . Due to its extensive use, many have renamed it ' liquid gold '
Olive oil on the hair
Olive oil seems to be an excellent solution for treating and nourishing hair . Vitamin A prevents aging, while Vitamin E strengthens and gives shine. In addition, fatty acids hydrate and soften , as well as repair and protect against external aggressions. Its nourishing properties make it the ideal remedy for dry , frizzy and brittle hair . Liquid gold would even have a beneficial effect on new hair growth if used right on the scalp. One of the main methods of using it is through compresses.
Olive oil on the skin
Thanks mainly to oleic acid , olive oil is also a real cure-all for the skin . According to some studies, this acid would guarantee a protective and preventive action on the body. It is able to deeply nourish making the skin extremely soft.