Liquid Gold: Bring the Goodness of Olive Oil in Your Life!

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Did you know that Olive Oil is called 'Liquid Gold'? It is true that Olive Oil is one of the healthiest oils for consumption in the food we eat, but olive oil also finds its benefits when applied to skin and hair. There are a plethora of beauty products in the world, and while we want to get our hands on every one of them, at least for once, we can sometimes find the secret of glowing skin sitting in the corner of our kitchen pantry.

Nutritional content of Olive Oil:

  • Calories: 119g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 0.3mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

Benefits of Olive Oil

  1. Anti-oxidants: Olive oil has antioxidant properties. Oxidation is a process in which free radicals are generated and damage cells or can cause cancer-developing cells. 
  2. Vitamins: Olive oil contains fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K. Some of these vitamins like vitamin E are very beneficial for the skin.
  3. Antibacterial effects: Many researches have proved that olive oil has antibacterial properties. So sometimes olive oil is used while treating bacteria on the skin.
  4. Moisturizing effects: Olive oil is one of the most popular and natural moisturizers. Olive oil can be used on both skin and hair. 

How to use Olive oil on the skin:

As a moisturizer: Regular use of olive oil can bring shine to your skin as it moisturizes the skin. Massage olive oil on your face and body daily, leave it for 15 minutes and then wash off with warm water. 

For anti-aging treatment: Olive oil contains a great amount of Vitamin E and antioxidants, which help in protecting the skin. Olive Oil also slows down the aging of the skin. Try This! Massage two-three drops of olive oil on your skin, also you can add a few drops of lemon to feel refreshed.

As an after-sun treatment: Olive oil when used after sun exposure can help the skin a lot. For this take a cotton ball, dip it in olive oil and apply to the sun-exposed areas. 

As an exfoliator: Olive oil works best as an exfoliator and can repair cracked heels. Add a few drops of lemon to olive oil and massage on to your cracked heels. This will bring moisture and softness to the heels. Or if you want to exfoliate your skin, add sea salt to olive oil and then massage on your skin.

As a makeup remover: Extra virgin olive oil can be used as a makeup remover. Extra virgin olive oil breaks down any water-resistant substances in the makeup, making it easier to wipe off heavy makeup. You can use extra virgin olive oil as a makeup remover for all skin types.

As a face mask: Olive oil when mixed with the goodness of egg whites, turmeric-milk, avocado, and honey can work wonders in giving you a smooth shining face. You can make these DIY face masks with olive oil at home.

As a treatment for wrinkles: Due to its antioxidant properties, olive oil can reduce fine lines and wrinkles from the skin. All you have to do is to dab some oil around your skin and massage it daily.

As scar removal: Vitamins and other antioxidants in the olive oil can diminish the impact of scars on the skin. It also helps in skin regeneration. Apply undiluted olive oil directed to the affected area or mix a few drops of lemon where the skin has darkened due to scarring.

Things to keep in mind: Olive oil may seem super beneficial, but it also has side effects which many of us are unaware of. 

According to researchers

  1. Olive oil, when used on dry skin, can cause redness and damages the outer layer of the skin2. Olive oil may cause the development of childhood etopic eczema especially in children with a family history of eczema.
  2. Olive oil when used excessively can clog the pores and trap bacteria inside it. 
  3. Using low-quality olive oil can irritate and damage the skin.

Olive oil is highly beneficial in use but always consider the fact that it also has some side effects. Always limit the use of olive oil according to your skin type and use high-quality olive oil.

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