Skin Superfood: Olive Oil
RICH IN OMEGAS
We all know that olive oil is one of the healthiest vegetable oils, along with coconut oil, not only for its numerous health benefits, but also for its ability to boost the nutrient value of your beauty products.
SKIN NUTRITION BENEFITS
Unlike some commercial moisturizers that can clog pores and exacerbate current skin conditions, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect. Olive oil is rich in omega 6 and 9, known to help protect the skin against inflammatory responses, and stimulate its natural renewal and regeneration process for a strengthened skin barrier. Olive oil also contains three major antioxidants – vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols – to fight free radicals aging effects on your skin.
This healthy oil is a dietary staple in the Mediterranean region. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, helping for example to lower your risk of heart disease. Olive oil is most recommended to use cold, usually drizzled on salads and other foods. Extra-virgin olive oil’s chemical structure and its large amount of unsaturated fats make it very susceptible to oxidative damage when used for cooking. Whenever you need an oil to cook with, we recommend using coconut or avocado oil.