Olive oil, the pantry staple that has been praised for its health and culinary benefits around the world, turns out to be just as extraordinary for the health and liveliness of our skin. You can find this superfood in skincare products like serums, cleansers, and facial oils like our Superfood Beauty Oil.
But why should you be using it? And can olive oil really help your skin glow? To find out the benefits of olive oil for the skin and why you should consider adding into your routine, keep on reading.
What is Olive Oil?
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil is made by pressing fresh olives and extracting their oils. It's rich in healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that are beneficial for the skin and body and anti-inflammatory compounds like oleocanthal. High-quality extra virgin olive oil is also high in antioxidants, including polyphenols, vitamins, chlorophyll, and carotenoids. Not only is it high in antioxidants that improve and protect the health of our skin and body, but olive oil is also an emollient making it a fantastic moisturizer for the skin.
What Are the Benefits of Olive Oil?
Protects Against Environmental Damage
Olive oil's army of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds protects skin cells from environmental damage like pollution, harmful sun rays, and free radical formation.
Prevents Premature Aging
This magic oil's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties also mean that skin is protected against premature aging, which is caused mainly by triggers such as stress, harmful UV rays, inflammation, and oxidative stress. Olive oil's supply of vitamins A, D, K, and E and natural fatty acids will also help to strengthen skin and stimulate the production of collagen, giving skin a youthful bounce and glow.
Moisturizes Without Clogging Pores
Olive oil is recognized as one of the most nourishing oils in the world, thanks to its plethora of antioxidants and fatty acids. When it comes to moisturizing, this emollient can moisturize by reducing water loss, thereby increasing the skin's hydration levels. Plus, because of its unique ability to mix well with water, olive oil effectively moisturizes the skin without clogging pores.
Promotes Skin Healing
Virgin and extra virgin olive oils contain high natural levels of the hydrating, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial compound squalene. Squalene has been shown to soften, hydrate, soothe, rejuvenate, and heal the skin.
Other anti-inflammatory compounds found in olive oil (like Triterpenes) have been shown to promote skin health and healing by aiding in those processes necessary for wound repair. These properties also make olive oil a great ingredient for healing acne and acne scars and calming down the inflammation and irritation of rosacea and psoriasis.
Supports a Youthful Glow
Olive oil can be used daily to help you achieve and maintain youthful, glowing skin. It is lightweight, moisturizing, softening, and packed with vitamins and antioxidants that will protect your glow day in and day out. Get the most out of this nutrient-dense oil by applying a few drops of our Superfood Beauty Oil to the skin day and night. You can also mix our oil with your favorite body lotion or apply a few drops into your foundation or tinted moisturizer for a natural, dewy finish.
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