Posted by Olivia on Friday, March 15th, 2013
There’s no time like spring to reassess a beauty care regimen. We’re recuperating from a winter of harsh elements that can wreak havoc on our delicate skin, and a season of eating heavier foods that may not be as kind to our bodies as they are comforting.
Indeed, it’s time to freshen up! The skin can be revitalized both externally and internally—in the way we pamper it, and in the way we feed it. Olive oil can play a beneficial role in both areas.
Recent studies, as documented in the Olive Oil Times, have suggested that olive oil consumption may protect the skin through the years. It’s thought that the monounsaturated fats in olive oil, and possibly a group of antioxidants called polyphenols, may be responsible for reducing skin damage caused by sun exposure.
It’s thought that two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil a day can provide the benefits of heart protection, as well. And natural beauty experts recommend that you not only consume olive oil, but apply it directly to the skin!
An article in the Olive Oil Times recommends applying olive oil to the skin after sun exposure, as it may protect against damage from the sunlight’s harsh UV rays. For everyday moisturizing, simply apply to damp skin after a shower. At The Olive Press, we’re well-stocked with bath & spa products that feature skin-loving olive oil. From Body Butter to Foot Cream and Healing Salve to Luxury Lotion, we carry a number of products made with all-natural ingredients like olive oil and organic essential oils. This is skin care at its finest and purest.
Of course, the foods that we eat can also help keep our skin looking its finest. According to WebMD, fruits and vegetables are great foods for the skin because they contain antioxidants and vitamins which protect against the effects of aging. In addition to colorful fruits and vegetables, WebMD calls out to healthy fats like wild salmon, sardines, and walnuts, which are all good sources of omega-3 fatty acids and can serve as extra protection for the skin.
At The Olive Press, we’re all about cooking with wholesome ingredients like seasonal fruits and vegetables and lean proteins—and extra virgin olive oil, of course! Check out our Recipe page to see our appetizers, entrees, salads, sides, and desserts, all created for the home cook looking to expand their repertoire.
Here’s to healthy skin through the years!