Beauty// ​5 Reasons You Should Start Using Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has always been a staple product in my household growing up as a child. I remember one day my mom bought home two huge bottles just for my sister and I to use as moisturizers. Back then it seems crazy, now I totally understand what mom was doing. (Thanks mom lol).

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Keep reading to learn more about this amazing oil and five important reasons why you should incorporate it into your beauty regimen.

1. Promotes Hair Growth & Prevents Hair Loss:
For a few years now I’ve been using extra virgin oil everyday on my scalp, my hair and especially my ends. This oil is perfect for mixing with your favorite deep conditioner or for using it alone. One of the most shocking benefits of olive oil is that it can prevent and even cure hair loss. When people lose hair, it is due to a hormone responsible for the shrinkage of the hair follicle shaft. However, the production of that hormone, called DHT (dihydrotestosterone), is hampered when olive oil is applied to the scalp.

2. Facial + Body Moisturizer :
Skip the body lotion and get your self a bottle of EVOO. This oil Is light enough to use daily as a moisturizer after you cleanse your face/body. However, it’s moisturizing qualities will help even your skin tone and give you a natural glow.

3. Protects Your Skin From Harmful UV Rays : olive oil is packed with antioxidants, the body’s built-in defense against free radicals, molecules that become damaged by sun exposure among other environmental hazards. Free radicals damage healthy cells, which can lead to cancerous tumor formation. They can also lead to a loss of collagen and elastin, two things in your skin that keep you looking young, as well, making olive oil a good choice in the battle against cancer and fighting the effects of premature aging.

4. Makeup Remover:
This light weight oil is a great way to remove makeup. I love using it to get rid of stubborn eye makeup. Using it with a cotton ball is a great way to remove black liner, eyeshadow or mascara without drying out the delicate skin around the eyes.

5. Sealing Your Natural Hair: EVOO is great for locking in moisture after you cowash or deep condition. Using a quarter sized amount on sectioned wet hair will help promote shine, enhance softness and keep your hair hydrated long after you leave the shower.

What are some of your favorite oils and how do you use them?

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