Olive Oil

Olive oil is considered to be one of the healthiest oils, having positive effects on blood cholesterol levels, cardiovascular diseases, earaches, constipation and much more. But olive oil also has many benefits for skin care, especially dry skin, stretch marks and dry hair.
Olive oil has been cultivated is Mediterranean courtiers for over 3,000 years, and even in the bible is considered to be a special oil. Olive oil has been used for centuries to treat wounds, and even today people still apply warm olive oil on the skin to relieve inflammation. Olive oil is very rich, healthy oil, consisting of 77% monounsaturated fatty acids, 14% saturated fatty acids and 9% polyunsaturated fatty acids, along with vegetable mucilage and vitamin E.
Vitamin E is important for healthy looking skin, and is also an antioxidant, which helps the skin fight free radicals that can speed signs of aging. Because of its fatty constitute, olive oil is wonderful for dry skin, and can even be applied directly on the body: Try rubbing olive oil on stretch marks and see the affects it has on your skin after a few times.
Olive oil is also much recommended as a natural skincare ingredient for dry hair, hair loss and weak fingernails. Olive oil can be uses to build strong fingernails and soften cuticles, simply by soaking your nails at night in a small bawl with olive oil, a little water and tiny bit of lemon juice.
Our skins bounds our entire body, and just as we try to eat healthy, avoid smoking and exercise, it is important to nourish our skin with only natural ingredients, and avoid skincare products that contain chemicals and toxins. Healthy skin deserves to get hydration, nourishment and oxygen from natural ingredients, and olive oil is one of the simplest yet most effective oils for that.

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