In ancient Greece and all over the Mediterranean region, the qualities and benefits of the olive oil, didn’t stop in the kitchen.
Because olive oil’s content in vitamins A, D, E and K is very high, it was and is used for medical and beauty purposes. It is used as basic ingredient in many cosmetic products. When applied to skin, the skin becomes soft, supple and healthy.
The women since the ancient years were making masks and moisturizing cremes with olive oil. 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil mixed with 1/4 cup of coarse sea salt, makes a great body peeling mask.
Rub your hair and scalp with a mixture of 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 1 cup of yogurt, 1/3 cup of red dry wine and leave it on for 30 minutes, it is a great treatment for hair and dandruff.
Rubbing your boddy with extra virgin olive oil for 30 minutes, twice a week, will make your skin soft and glowing and will leave it naturally healthy.
Massage your face with extra virgin olive oil every night, will bring that natural, young looking skin, because it will penetrate deep into it.
Olive oil based creams, ussually it takes longer to be absorbed into the skin, but the advantages are long lasting.
The invironmental pollution we are exposed to daily, dries out our skin, resulting in premature wrinkles and old looking skin. Olive oil with its poly-phenolic components, its antioxidants and vitamins, reverses the skin to its natural, healthy state.
A bottle of extra virgin olive oil does wonders to your skin, without draining your wallet, like the expensive cremes in the market.