Saturday, January 14, 2012

Olive Oil for Skin

Olive Oil Tone is best natural cure you can use for dry skin.

Light and mildly antibacterial oil, like the oil produced by our sebaceous glands.

We can replace it with your moisturizer because of its rich in polyphenols: antioxidants that check the spread of free radicals, or damaging substances caused by sun exposure, pollution, smoking, and alcohol.

It doesn't contain irritants such as perfumes or dyes.

Apply liberally on particularly troublesome spots for conditions like wrinkles and stretch marks.

Apply a generous amount of olive oil on your hands at night before going to bed. Wear a pair of cotton gloves, and go to sleep. You'll be amazed at how much better your hands will look in the morning.

Face Mask - Add a few drops of olive oil to clay mud or mashed avocado, then apply the paste to your face. Let it sit for five to ten minutes, then rinse off.

Dry Skin Moisturizer - Add about 1.5 ounces of glycerin, beeswax, or any other edible food thickener to one pint of olive oil. Heat until melted. Add more thickener if desired, then heat again until preferred thickness is achieved.

Use as you would with any over-the-counter moisturizers.

Extra-virgin olive oil is oil taken from the first pressing of the olives, and is the purest form of oil you can find. Stay away from other variants, as these have already been chemically processed and may not be ideal for dry skin treatment.

Benefits of Olive Oil on Skin -

(1) Its composed of monounsaturated fat, which is considered a healthy fat which offer a plethora of health benefits, when used in moderation.

It has the capability to lower blood pressure due to containing beneficial antioxidants, which are most prevalent in extra-virgin oil.

(2) Its able to control blood sugar specifically by lowering blood glucose levels.

Diabetics, or border-line diabetics, are instructed to follow a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet.

(3) It can help control blood sugar even if diabetics switch to a high fat diet, considering most of that fat comes from olive oil.

(4) Additionally, It does not negatively effect the levels of good cholesterol, known as HDL cholesterol.

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