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Repair Sagging Skin and Save your Heart with Olive Oil
- Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil during the day or as a night moisturizer. Apply the Extra Virgin Olive Oil to your face, around the eyes, anywhere you see wrinkles developing.
- As an overnight beauty cream, make a mixture of one tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil with several drops of rejuvenating lemon juice and apply the mixture all over the face (except the eye areas).
- It is quite excellent in the bath. Add one quarter of a cup of extra-virgin olive oil with one teaspoon of lavender oil in a bath. Your skin will feel visibly smoother while your body is absorbing all that good nutrition in your bath.
The antioxidant properties in olive oil help to repair cells as well as prevent cell damage. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is healing oil and is perfect for all types of skin. Used externally, olive oil is a very effective in treatment in reversing the appearance of wrinkles, as well as many types of skin inflammations
Food can also cause inflammation; for instance, saturated fat (animal) and trans fat (chemical). Polyunsaturated fats are of plant origin; examples are safflower, sunflower, corn, and sesame. These have less of an inflammatory affect on the body. However, olive oil is composed of monounsaturated fatty acids and contains a high content of antioxidative substances (including Vitamin A and E) which makes it a natural anti-inflammatory.
The anti-inflammatory characteristic of olive oil is due to it''s rich composition of phytochemicals, squalene, beta-sitosterol and tyrosol, all recommended for reducing the risk of inflammation, particularly those affecting the cardiovascular system. Because of this, olive oil is considered ''the friend of the heart''.
Olive oil identified as a compound called "oleocanthal" which has a natural anti-inflammatory capability compared with ibuprofen, one of the most popular anti-inflammatory chemicals. Fifty grams olive oil equates in anti-inflammatory action to 10 percent of a standard dose of ibuprofen in adults.
Its benefits can be realized internally and externally for all types of skin inflammations. The recommendation is to enjoy a moderate amount of olive oil per day, preferably extra virgin olive oil (cold pressure). This will aid in the prevention or reduction of chronic inflammation in the bloodstream.
Inflammation is the body''s response and is provided by the immune system as the first line of defense in opposition to any aggressor that threatens the body. It is fighting any health risk which, sustained over time, would lead to deterioration of vital organs or begin the disease process.