Why Olive Oil Is A Great Natural Skin Care Ingredient
In Spain, where the Naturally Mediterranean natural skin care range is produced, everyone is familiar with the many benefits of olive oil – we should be, since approximately 44% of the world’s olive oil is produced here. It’s the cornerstone of the Mediterranean Diet, an eating plan that is acknowledged as one of the healthiest in the world. Whenever you eat out in Spain, there is sure to be a bottle of olive oil on the table. But did you know that olive oil is great for natural skin care too?
Ever since Ancient Egyptian times, olive oil has often been used as both a cleanser and a moisturiser. If you would much rather use natural products on your skin, it may surprise you to learn that it’s possible to remove make up using just a few drops of olive oil on a tissue or a cotton wool pad. And the slight residue which is left on the skin will function as an overnight moisturiser, meaning you don’t have to use a night cream. So in fact olive oil can actually save money on skin care as well as being entirely natural.
If you want really strong nails and cuticles, simply soak your fingertips in a small, shallow dish of olive oil around once a week. This simple process helps to soften the cuticles and moisturise the nail bed, allowing nails to grow strong and healthy.
It’s best to use extra virgin olive oil, since it’s less processed than other grades of oil. It will be slightly more expensive, but you will be getting a more natural product, so it’s worth spending just a little more. And remember, you are saving money on make up remover, night cream and nail treatment products!
Olive oil is one of the key active ingredients in Naturally Mediterranean’s Revitalizing Eye Cream. In the eye area, there are no oil glands, so extra hydration is needed, and olive oil is perfect for this.
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