Olive Oil – The Liquid Gold for your SkinLeonardo Olive Oil September 14, 2015 Benefits of Olive Oil 3381 Views
What has Cleopatra got to do with Olive oil? Haven’t you heard about her being the most celebrated beauty of all times with flawless shiny glowing skin and jet black hair?
Well it’s no more a secret now. Among all the other things, Cleopatra used to take an olive oil bath to keep her skin glowing. Hang on there; you don’t need to jump into an olive oil bath to get that flawless skin and shiny hair. There are easier ways to make olive oil work for you: Making it a part of your diet, for instance.
Would you not want to have something in your daily diet that would keep your skin healthy and supple? Several studies have found olive oil to be extremely beneficial for your skin since it is very rich in anti-oxidants, and vitamins A, D, K and E. One of these antioxidants, Hydroxytyrosol is a very rare and extremely potent polyphenol compound found in the highest concentrations in the best olive oils.
Hydroxytyrosol is believed to be responsible for several of the many health benefits attributed to olive oil. Studies have shown that this compound has a very strong anti-inflammatory activity, which is probably why many skin care products claim to have hydroxytyrosol in them.
So, not only does olive oil have the distinction of being the best healthy oil available, it packs in itself enough goodness to qualify as some sort of a beauty treatment for your skin. Moreover, if you are worried about early skin-ageing or acne prone skin, olive oil has all the nutrients to keep all this at bay.
Consuming olive oil not only helps you fight obesity and cardio vascular disease, it also helps keep your skin glowing. Its strong antioxidant properties are known to help with delaying the skin-aging process. What’s more, squalene found in olive oil helps people with several skin issues. Squalene in general shows promise for sufferers of seborrhoeic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, and a topic dermatitis.
Vitamin A in olive oil helps fight off wrinkles, Vitamin K helps speed up skin healing and reduces bruising and swelling; Vitamin E eases dryness and bolsters skin’s UV defense. All in all Olive oil is a power house of good nutrients for a healthy and supple skin.
Next time you are indulging in your favourite evening snacks, remember to get them done in olive oil. You won’t feel all that guilty and would be happy with the knowledge that you are doing something to keep yourself healthy. Moreover, a glowing you would certainly keep people guessing about your latest beauty regime. Don’t keep them guessing; share your secrets and spread happiness.