Olive oil — often hailed as liquid gold or gods’ nectar — is a fat obtained from ovoid fruit of the olive tree.
The oil is used for different purposes including manufacturing of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and soaps, while it is commonly used in cooking for having the least fats.
Olive oil can be used in different other ways as well to extract health benefits from it. Some of the benefits of this rich-in-health-benefits oil are as follows.
Protects against skin ageing/ pimples/ blackheads
Although it sounds counterintuitive to use oil to fight skin ageing, pimples and blackheads, however regular massaging of the oil on your skin, specially on your face, will reveal afresh a healthy and glowing skin.
The three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols, particularly help restore smoothness of skin.
Better than moisturizer
Apply olive oil to your face and neck instead of chemical moisturizers. It does not clog skin pores and lets the skin inhale oxygen in ample amount.
Some researches have shown, Oleocanthal, an active compound found in olive oil, may serve as prevention for Alzheimer’s disease. It can possibly even reverse the memory loss that accompanies the disease.
Conditions hair and moisturizes dry scalp
Olive oil makes hair stronger and more flexible, while using it as a scalp conditioner moisturizes your dry scalp.