Olive oil is a staple in everyone’s kitchen that is used to create many delicious dishes, but what about the therapeutic qualities of this delicate and nutritious oil? Rich in nutrients, olive oil can be applied externally on the skin to improve skin’s softness, moisture, and overall health.
The skin is a highly absorbent organ—any substance that is applied to it will enter into the body’s tissues. That is why it is so important to use all-natural and non-toxic products in a skin care regimen.
Olive oil contains anti-oxidants such as Vitamins E and A, in addition to healthy fats that benefit the skin. These nutrients have the capacity to calm skin irritation and create more youthful, healthy, and beautiful skin. Also, olive oil is so mild that is safe for everyday use.
Australian Natural Soap offers various highly moisturizing olive oil soaps to improve the health and appearance of skin during the daily cleansing routine.
Apply a few drops directly to the skin or mix in with moisturizing lotions or creams to enhance their effectiveness in a natural and soothing way.
Eyes are very sensitive part of the face, which is why rubbing the eyes or putting excessive pressure on the eyes when removing makeup can damage delicate eye skin. Store-bought makeup removers usually involve rubbing around the eyes in addition to containing harsh ingredients such as alcohol or chemicals. For an easy and safe alternative, apply olive oil to a cotton ball and place onto the eye area, holding for 30 seconds and then gently pulling downwards, removing cosmetic products that could irritate the skin if left on overnight.
Skin irritations, such as eczema and psoriasis, can be relieved by the calming effects of olive oil. When skin is dry, inflamed or itchy, oil can be applied directly to irritated areas. Olive oil can also be added to bath water for a soothing and moisturizing experience.
Protect from the Environment
Skin ages faster when exposed to harsh elements such as UV rays and pollution. Studies have confirmed that Vitamin E can counter the effects of free radicals and sun damage for a more youthful appearance of the skin. Olive oil can be applied directly to the skin and gently rinsed off with cool water to reduce the effect of environmental damage.
Olive oil is also effective as a shaving aid to help avoid skin irritations and cuts. Instead of using a store-bought gel, apply a coat of olive oil to the skin before shaving.
Olive Oil Soap
Australian Natural Soap’s all-natural and highly moisturizing Olive Oil luxury soap bar is made with 100% vegan ingredients and no chemicals, conveniently utilizing the moisturizing and cleansing benefits of olive oil without having to raid the pantry.