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Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is a good all-round moisturizer as it’s rich in fatty acids, vitamin A and E. Olive oil is similar to the oils naturally produced by our skin so it’s also absorbed well, helping to boost your skin’s elasticity. The antioxidants in olive oil may even help protect against skin cancer! However, those with acne prone skin should avoid using it on their face as it’s a heavier oil and can contribute to blemishes. It makes a luscious addition to a bath, or when applied prior to showering. The warm water allows your skin to absorb more moisture from the oil, and then you towel dry off the excess! Brilliant!
EVOO penetrates deep into the skin on your face, providing needed moisture as well as a shield to protect your skin, keeping it smooth, according to the Olive Oil Source website.
Olive oil’s antioxidants–vitamins A and E–can help repair skin damage from sun exposure, cigarette smoke and pollutants.
Olive Oil Source recommends that, when you use olive oil as a moisturizer, you massage it into skin that’s still slightly damp so that the remaining water on your skin can help keep your skin from feeling greasy.
Best for: Dry, dehydrated skin.
Adapted from Food Matters and Livestrong