The Health Benefits of Olive Oil
When you think about olive oil, it’s not hard to get lost in a sea of thoughts about spaghetti, salad dressing, or even sautéed veggies. But have you ever stopped to think that if olive oil has so many health benefits for the inside of your body, it must have some incredible benefits for the outside of your body as well.
At La Petite Crème, we are big believers in creating products with natural ingredients. And when it comes to adding olive oil to our revolutionary diaper cream products, we know it cannot get much more natural than that. To be honest, though, we have been asked so many times why we included this all-natural oil as one of our six ingredients over some of the many synthetic materials on the market.
The answer is simple – olive oil is as healthy for your skin as it is delicious in your food!
But first, what exactly is olive oil? Olive oil is a fat obtained from the fruit of the Olea europaea (olive tree), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean region, where olives are pressed to produce olive oil.
And who would have known that the secret to soft and supple skin has been growing on trees?
Here are the top 4 reasons why choosing olive oil for your skin is a guaranteed win!
1. Clear Pores
Contrary to popular belief, olive oil is much healthier for your skin than some of the best moisturizers at your local department store. Instead, olive oil penetrates deep into the skin while providing a cleansing effect.
2. Natural Exfoliation
Regardless of what the fashion magazines are telling you, you do not need to purchase a fancy brand-name exfoliator to treat your skin right. By mixing olive oil with sea salt, you’ve now mastered a homemade exfoliator recipe!
3. Antioxidant Protection
Skin and beauty products with olive oil pack are full of healthy antioxidants with vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols at the forefront. When applied topically, olive oil or products containing olive oil may help protect the skin from premature skin again.
4. A Secret Beauty Weapon
With olive oil in your beauty kit arsenal, baby’s nursery, or kitchen pantry, you have access to an all-natural beauty regime. From cuticle to dry-skin care, shaving lotion and aftershave, and of course, for diaper changing and baby skin care, olive oil is an all-around winner.
Michelle Dempsey MS, CPRW
A Native-New Yorker with a heart as big as her personality, Michelle has made South Florida her home. As a mommy and wife, Michelle devotes her life to making the people around her feel loved, happy and important. When she is not writing, she can be found enjoying the outdoors with her family, enjoying Fort Lauderdale life with friends, and indulging in coffee, from sunup to sundown. Michele is the author of The Trusted Mama.