The Benefits of Adding Olive Oil to Your Skincare Routine

Olive Oil. The word probably made you daydream about the Mediterranean cuisine, that sees olive oil as a staple part of its diet. This secret ingredient doesn’t only help to enhance your dish, but it can also do wonders for your general health. In fact, have you ever thought about it as a natural skin remedy? Rich in vitamins and antioxidants properties, nowadays it is also used in many beauty products, including moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, face-masks and a lot more, providing long-lasting nourishing and moisturizing results for your skin and hair.

Hedonista’s new skincare line has formulated a product that contains this extraordinary ingredient. In addition to other natural ingredients, our brand new moisturiser is rich in organic olive oil (from Apulia, Italy) and it is tolerated even by the most sensitive skin. Packed with vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, olive oil will make your skin look healthy & youthful and protect it from aging before its time. Interested in finding out how olive oil can benefit your skin? Out of all its amazing benefits, we picked three that we think are extremely important when it comes to skincare:

1) It helps to hydrate

Hydrated skin is healthy skin. One of olive oil’s main benefits is that it moisturizes and nourishes the skin thanks to its essential fatty acids and monounsaturated fats that lock into the skin and helps eliminate dryness, flakiness and rough patches, while keeping it hydrated longer than most other oils. Plus, it’s high in fatty acids that prevent water loss and restore damaged cell, improving the overall health of the skin. No wonder olive oil has been used for beauty purposes for as long as history can record!

2) It reduces inflammation

In addition to keeping your skin hydrated, olive oil has anti-inflammatory and healing properties that reduce redness and swelling, making it a powerful natural remedy for itchiness and skin irritation. If you have acne-prone skin, you’ll be interested in reading that the vitamin D in olive oil can help you if you suffer from conditions like rosacea and psoriasis as it calms down inflammation. Sounds like a perfect home remedy for the skin!

3) It prevents aging

With its high levels of polyphenols (or antioxidants) and vitamin A & E, olive oil prevents skin aging and the occurrence on fine lines and wrinkles, while sustaining the skin’s elasticity and softness. These antioxidants help act against free radicals damage and may also fade scars by helping skin cells to regenerate. During summer, olive oil is a great ally against the harmful effects of the sun, protecting your skin from UV. When used regularly, it can help boost collagen production and strengthen the firmness of the epidermis, while giving it elasticity and a natural shine.

Olive oil’s benefits are more than you can think of. People have been using it for centuries to moisturize their skin and hair and it’s easy to see why it’s become such a popular beauty ingredient of the years. What’s more is that olive oil protects against cell damage and reduces the risk and progression of chronic diseases like cancer, heart, disease and stroke. In short, olive oil is an ingredient that allows you to be healthy inside and out! What do you think? Are you ready to try Hedonista’s newest moisturizer packed with organic olive oil from Apulia and other exceptional ingredients?

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