In the ancient world, olive oil was famously called “liquid gold” for its immense health benefits. Originating from the Mediterranean-region olive tree, olive seed oil naturally contains healthy fatty acids that are beneficial to our bodies.
The properties found in olive oil, such as antioxidants and vitamin E, help our bodies fight off infections, hydrate skin cells and promote healing – and helps your skin look great, too! Here are six reasons for adding olive seed oil to your skin regimen:
1. Olive seed oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants
Olive oil contains vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin K and vitamin E, according to the International Olive Council. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and has anti-aging benefits, as it helps restore damaged skin cells and prevents UV damage from prolonged sun exposure.
Additionally, olive oil contains two other major antioxidants: polyphenols and phytosterols, which help protect skin cells, control the aging process and promotes the production of collagen, which naturally decreases as we age.
2. Olive oil doesn’t clog pores
Unlike many moisturizers that can clog pores and exacerbate current skin conditions, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect. The combination of vitamin A and vitamin E in olive oil provides protection and helps repair skin cells from harmful environmental factors. Try out our Daily Face Repair to start.
3. Olive seed oil improves exfoliation
Using olive-oil-based products can seriously up your exfoliation game. The antioxidants in olive oil can reach deep into the pores to help remove dead skin cells, dirt, and even blackheads. It can treat and prevent returning acne as it removes excess oil on the face.
4. It’s great for moisturizing
One of the best uses of olive oil for skin care is moisturizing. Olive oil is a natural moisturizer that is easily absorbed into your skin, containing natural lipids which help contribute to your skin’s sebum production, helping to keep your skin soft and smooth. Our Overnight Recovery Cream is a great example.
5. Prevents acne and fights bacteria
If you’re acne-prone, using a soap made with olive oil may help decrease your acne by killing off the bacteria that causes the acne and removing excess oil.
6. All-around beauty booster
Olive oil can also be used for nail and cuticle care, and many women use it as an eye makeup remover. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous with your beauty regimen– some men and women substitute olive oil for shaving cream. If you’re looking to give your lips a little TLC, our Chapped Lip Remedy contains olive oil and can help soften up your lips.
Olive seed oil provides many skin benefits for men and women, and it’s one of the key active ingredients in many of our favorite products – try it out today!
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