Olive oil has long been held as liquid gold. From internal to external benefits, olive oil is one of the healthiest vegetable oils on the planet. That is why it is so popular for use in all natural health and beauty care products.
There are three major antioxidants in olive oil. Vitamin E is responsible of the anti-aging benefits of olive oil. It protects against toxins that attack our bodies every day, prevents healthy cells from environmental damage, helps prevent eye disorders such as cataracts, and helps prevent neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s.
The second antioxidant in olive oil is phytosterols. This is a fancy word for saying that olive oil contains plant sterols that are related to cholesterol. There are over 200 different types of phytosterols, but the highest concentrations are found naturally in vegetable oils like olive oil. Phytosterols help the skin by stopping the slow-down of collagen production, and often has been shown to encourage new collagen production.
The third antioxidant is polyphenols. Polyphenols are from a group of antioxidant compounds known as catechins. Studies have shown that by using polyphenols your skin can better protect itself from ultraviolet radiation and it also enhances new skin cell growth.
Aside from powerful antioxidants, olive oil is a natural choice for skin care because it does not clog pores. Many commercial lotions contain ingredients that are closely related to plastic. These ingredients can clog pores and damage skin. Olive oil can be fully absorbed without blocking the skins ability to function properly.
Olive oil is also readily absorbed, deeply penetrating the skin. This means that your skin will begin to glow from well below the epidermis, giving you deep-down beauty that is rooted in nature.
Olive oil is great for moisturizer, eye makeup removal, nail and cuticle care, face masks, and more. For all natural beauty care, olive oil is a great beginning.
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