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Nature’s beauty secret-Olive Oil!
While most people associate extra virgin olive oil with culinary uses, olive oil has been widely used throughout the ages as a beauty product. For centuries, Mediterranean women have turned to olive oil to condition their hair and moisturize their face and bodies. Quality of the oil is most important. Natural, organic and cold-pressed method is recommended by olive oil producers and medical doctors. Olive oil contains nutrients, fiber, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, Vitamins A, C, E, calcium, iron, potassium and Vitamin K. Among the natural antioxidants to be found in olive oil, there are polyphenols. These are well known for their ability to postpone aging. Our skin is exposed to pollution and other factors that cause it to grow older. By caring for skin with olive oil you will limit the actions of these factors and enjoy beautiful skin for a long time.
Extra virgin olive oil is moisturizing for your face and body
Olive oil softens and smooth’s skin
Olive oil has been known for its healing properties
Olive oil has the natural ability to target epidermal keratinocytes (basic cell structure) and can stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin encouraging firmer and healthier skin
Rub olive oil on the belly for moisturizing and help minimize stretch marks twice daily
Olive oil helps heal sun burn when rubbed over inflamed skin, moisturizing and soothing
Olive oil helps maintain the elasticity of skin
Olive oil has the chemical distribution most similar to human natural skin lubricant
Of course, cooking with olive oil will promote a healthy diet, aid in digestion, help lower your LDL cholesterol and tastes great, too
Olive oil as skin treatments:
When purchasing, choose Extra Virgin olive oil as it’s the least processed and retains the highest nutrient value. Olive oil contains Chlorophyll which helps in healing wounds and other scars. Acne blemishes will diminish and virtually disappear after applying olive oil to your skin for a period of time.
Bath: Add about ½ C. EVOO and several drops of your favorite essential oil to your bathwater. Lavender oil will help you relax before going to bed….be careful, the tub could be slippery!
Dry Skin: Gently massage a small amount of EVOO on extra dry areas like elbows or heels.
Hands: Whip up a quick sugar scrub for rough, dry hands by combining two Tbsp. sugar with EVOO. Rub on hands until sugar begins to dissolve. Rinse with warm water and you’ll be amazed how soft your hands will be. Silky smooth!
Feet: Apply a liberal amount of oil to feet at bedtime. Cover with cotton socks. You’ll be pleased in the morning as to how soft those dry feet are. This also works for those rough dry hands. Work olive oil into your hands well and cover with cotton gloves.
Face: Create a moisturizing facial mask with olive oil, honey and egg yolk. Beat until well blended and apply to face, then close your eyes and relax for a few minutes. Allow to sit for 15 minutes, then rinse well with warm water. Follow with the Olivella® Moisturizing cream.
Lips: Alleviate chapped lips with straight EVOO. Dab on lips, especially at bedtime. To exfoliate, mix a bit of sugar and olive oil, rub across lips to eliminate any dead skin cells and follow with straight EVOO.
Eye Makeup Remover: Place a drop or two of EVOO on a cotton pad to gently and effectively remove eye makeup without irritating the delicate skin around the eye area. The biggest added advantage is that when consistently used olive oil will soften the skin area around the eyes and help smooth wrinkles.
For teenagers: Olive oil contains the natural moisturizer squalene. Sebum (oil) from our skin is what makes skin too greasy and squalene has the ability to regulate its secretion. This means when using olive oil on your skin the sebum will be reduced and you will experience less skin problems.
Love That Olive Skin Product recommendations:
Olivella® Shampoo: Our shampoo leaves the hair shiny, restored and soft. It gently cleanses the hair while adding the benefits of antioxidants. The soothing action of olive oil and the protective effect of wheat protein leave the hair soft and light. Expect little foaming action from this rich shampoo. It cleans gently without heavy cleansers.
Olivella® Conditioner: Our hair conditioner helps to restructure the keratin fiber of the hair while smoothing the outer layer of the hair, eliminating most tangling. The extra virgin olive oil helps keep hair shiny and silky. Allow to sit on clean hair for a few minutes and then rinse.
Olivella® Shower Gel: Luxurious wash for the whole body. Cleans and tones the skin with Extra Virgin Olive oil and a natural vitamin complex. It can be used in the shower or bath.
Olivella® Moisturizing Face Cream: Made to be used daily for moisturizing and under make-up, this complex made with olive leaf extract, a skin moisturizing factor (N.M.F.) and Extra Virgin Olive oil is helpful in leaving the skin elastic and velvety.
Olivella® Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream: The combination of Extra Virgin Olive oil, ginseng, multi-vitamins A and E and Shea butter help prevent the appearance of wrinkles and strengthens the relaxation of the skin. Olive oil has been known to help tighten and heal skin.
Olivella® Nourishing Face Cream: A blend of ingredients to nourish the skin with regular use. Extra Virgin Olive oil and Avocado oil are known for their moisturizing properties. These, along with vitamins and Shea butter, combine to moisturize and soften the skin. Use at night or every day under make-up.
Olivella® Olive Oil Moisturizer is completely natural extra virgin olive oil moisturizer for all skin types. Helps moisturize and rejuvenate skin retaining its natural moisture.
Olivella® Contour Eye Treatment: A treatment for the face that contains Extra Virgin Olive oil and bio-technologic originated hydration and protection. Extra Virgin Olive oil helps to sooth, soften and protect the skin. Can be used first thing in the morning to alleviate puffiness as well as maximizing its benefits in the evening while resting.
Olivella® Body Lotion: Used to smooth and soften your whole body without greasiness, yet very rich moisturizing. It contains Extra Virgin Olive oil, vitamins C and E for nourishing and moisturizing in a light refreshing texture. It leaves your skin elasticized and moisturized.
Olivella® Hand Cream: Ideal for dry chapped skin, absorbs quickly leaving hands softer and smoother with no residue. Developed especially for hands, the extra virgin olive oil formula is suitable for all skin types.
Olivella® Liquid Soap: Great to have at the sink. Gently cleans hands and face and is made from virgin olive oil, rinsing clean. Can also be used in the shower for full body cleansing.
Olivella® Face and Body Bar Soap: Our “men’s” favorite. Our Olive oil based gentle cleanser in a bar that leaves the skin clean and softened. Men have commented that their skin doesn’t feel dry after they shower with the bar soap. For men and women, gently cleanses and hydrates.
Piper Dee® Lip Balm: This handy purse size tube is terrific for softening lips. It contains Extra Virgin Olive oil and Shea Butter which really is “balm” for your lips. Good for all and has several flavors to choose from.
Love That Olive handmade olive oil soaps by Nora, a producer from Maple Grove
Fragrance from both essential oils and other oils.