Olive is the fruit of the olive tree. Extra virgin olive oil is first and cold-pressed extraction with excellent health benefits.
Let’s learn more about Olive oil’s benefits on Skin Health and appearance.
Olive Oil is rich in vitamin E, vitamin K, oleic acid, linoleic acid, stearic acid, and palmitic acid.
Effects of Olives on Skin Health
1) Antioxidant effect– Oxidative stress causes the skin to age faster and causes unwanted dark spots and blemishes. Olive oil’s Vitamin E and K prevents oxidative stress on the skin and deters aging signs.
2) Anti-inflammatory action– Many skin conditions are inflammation based. What is Inflammation? It’s a process in which our body reacts to specific insults or allergens. The most common one is the Autoimmune/allergic inflammatory reaction. When the cells of our immune system fight with our skin cells, inflammation occurs. This reaction is commonly known as dermatitis/eczema etc. Many people use and try many chemically formed creams/serum/lotions without reading their ingredient list (more info on out How to read the label). Sadly, chemicals cause unwanted reactions and further damage to our skin.
We will discuss how to find the culprit of all these problems. Are you excited?
Your search should start with your shower gel/soap.
a) Does my shower gel produce lots of foam?
b) Does it smell intense?
c) Do you feel dry after a shower?
d) Do you have to apply body lotion after a shower to calm itchy skin?
If you answer “yes” to any of those, then this is the time to change your shower gel or soap.
Most shower gel products and soaps contain chemicals that produce a large amount of foam. Artificial foam is a potent surfactant that removes skin-friendly oils, leaving a dry, itchy skin. Many bathing products contain mainly Castor oil and Palm oil due to its low cost and mass production. However, these oils can be harsh on our skin.
3) Skin Barrier repair and protection: Antimicrobial barrier and effect
Our skin contains many skin-friendly nano organisms that act as a barrier to repair and protect skin layers. It somewhat acts as a very weak antimicrobial that does not harm skin cells but prevents excess growth of harmful bacterias. Olive oil is ideal for protecting that skin barrier.
4) Permeability enhancer- I am sure all of us remember our chemistry class that a membrane allows the transfer of particles from one side to another. Well! The same principle applies here. That means it should retain moisturizer after shower or cleaning the skin, right? Well, here you go, Olive oil has the solution for that. It maintains and increases the permeability of the skin membrane so that it will not become dry.
Organic Shower Gels and Serene Face Cleanser from Kusum Cosmetics use USDA Certified Organic Olive Castile Soap, Himalayan Pink Salt, and Organic Essential Oils. Our products are preserved with natural preservatives. This unique combination provides gentle and effective skin cleansing while protecting it from dryness.
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