Using olive oil as part of your natural skin care regime has many benefits from replenishing moisture and soothing dry patches to breaking down and removing stubborn makeup. Of course, along with these, there are several other benefits that this 100% natural product offers including:
- Preventing Water Loss
While olive oil is superb for helping to soothe dry patches of skin, it can also reduce the amount of moisture lost in the first place by forming a barrier as well as hydrating the skin. Ensuring that there is enough water in the skin will not only give it a fantastic appearance, but it will also mean that it is healthier too.
- Protecting Against Environmental Damage
Olive oil is naturally high in antioxidants which protect the skin from free radicals, environmental damage and inflammation. As well as the obvious health benefits, it will also reduce irritation and redness in the skin.
- Reducing Premature Aging
Olive oil is excellent for natural skin care as it is rich in vitamins A, D, E and K. These, along with squalene, decrease oxidative stress on the skin. Oxidative stress has been clinically proven to speed up the aging of the skin.
- Lifts Stubborn Makeup
Olive oil and olive oil-based products are excellent at removing stubborn, waxy makeup which is designed to be hard to remove such as waterproof mascara and eyeliner. In addition to removing the makeup, it also replenishes moisture in the delicate eye region and nourishes the eyelashes.
- Heals Wounds & Skin Damage
Olive oil and related products have anti-inflammatory qualities which help to heal wounds and blemishes on the skin. Triterpenes, a substance found in all plants, is also believed to speed up several biological reactions, many of which are required in the wound healing process. It is thought that this reduces the time it takes a wound to close.