TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF THIS WINTER, INSIDE AND OUT, WITH EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL.

 

Winter is here, but that’s no excuse to neglect yourself! EVOO nourish you inside and out, thanks to its many healthy properties. EVOO also doubles as an amazing skincare product for all your beauty needs. Adding EVOO to your beauty routine provides numerous benefits for your skin, hair and nails. We are going to give you some hints and tips to help get you through these harsh winter months.

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Did you know that two tablespoons of high-quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil every day provides high amounts of antioxidants, vitamin E and phenols, in particular, which help to lower LDL cholesterol levels and increase antioxidant compounds in the blood. Extra Virgin Olive Oil helps boost your immune system, thus providing protection against viruses. In addition, researchers’ study found that olive oil is very effective in warding off many diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure. So there really is no excuse! Keep your body and mind in good shape even in the winter months with some delicious easy to prepare dishes. Shake things up a bit and get a little more adventurous in your kitchen!

 

EVOO contains major antioxidants: vitamin E and polyphenols. When topically applied, antioxidants may help protect the skin from premature aging. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Polyphenol, a compound found in extra virgin olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin. A little Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the perfect substitute for your regular night cream! It provides antioxidant protection because Olive Oil penetrates deeply into the skin.  It has a cleansing effect because it doesn’t clog pores. It enhances exfoliation. A home-made skin scrub containing Olive Oil is so simple to make: just mix 1 tablespoon of oil with some natural sea salt. Gently scrubbing the mixture on your skin removes dead skin cells and leaves the epidermis looking renewed and glowing. EVOO is also great for nail and cuticle care and also as an eye makeup remover. Further applications include using it as an ingredient in homemade face masks. You can even use EVOO for shaving gel!  Many men have even stopped using shaving cream after discovering how close a shave they can get with Olive Oil. Men and women alike have also found its refreshing qualities make it an excellent aftershave.

 

Last but not least, don’t forget to stay active! Physical activity is one of the secrets of the Mediterranean lifestyle. It doesn’t matter whether you do some basic workouts, the slow, deliberate movements of yoga, or love going for a challenging run, what’s important is that you keep active. Being aware of how your body feels is vital to a healthy lifestyle. Make sure to stretch before and after exercising, take time to enjoy working your body and feel healthy!  Whether you see it as a leisure activity, a way of carving out some time for yourself, or to socialize with other people, just do it!

 

So, look after yourself, follow our advice, and keep yourself looking and feeling youthful and vibrant.