The Amazing Health Benefits Of Using Soap Made With Olive Oil
The Amazing Health Benefits Of Using Soap Made With Olive Oil To Keep Your Skin Youthful And Radiant?
Do you know why olive oil is found in almost every skin care and body products from lotions, creams, to shampoos and soaps? Because it‘s considered as the most popular natural form of moisturizer.
Your skin is your largest organ, but we usually pay far less attention to what goes on our body than what goes in our bodies. Did you know that on average women add more than 515 chemicals to their skin daily, and 60% of those chemicals are being absorbed directly into the bloodstream without break downing by the digestive system1?
Most women probably don’t know the secret to a youthful and radiant complexion is sitting right on their kitchen counter.
By sticking to naturally derived soaps, particularly ones made with olive oil, that have been employed for thousands of years, we can make sure we're replenishing the skin's natural oils to provide balance and lasting protection and cutting back on harsh chemical ingredients and synthetic fragrances found in most commercial soaps.
Currently, more and more people are making the switch to natural soap made with olive oil because its benefits are countless.
What makes Olive Oil Soap a miracle skincare product?
1- Naturally anti-aging
Unlike most commercial soaps that increase the aging process, natural olive oil soaps by containing polyphenols and oleic acid are effective anti-ager, working to improve skin tone and texture and combat the signs of aging2.
Furthermore, olive oil can rejuvenate the skin by replenishing oils lost from the epidermis as we get older, giving the complexion a smoother, plumped-up overall look and reducing wrinkles. Rich in vitamins A, E, and beta carotene, olive oil soaps can:
- Boost your immunity system
- Help improve your complexion by protecting the skin against UV light, fine lines, and wrinkles
- Support new cell formation to keep your skin youthful and radiant
2- Super Moisturizing
Soap made with olive oil cleanses the skin without stripping the natural oils from it, so you don't end up dry and flaky after its use.
However, commercial soaps have an excess amount of alkali which makes it hard for skin to maintain its natural level of pH and unlike olive oil soaps, they contain a low amount of Glycerin, a highly moisturizing element.
3- Safe for All Skin Types even newborns
Natural olive oil soap is hypoallergenic that won’t cause a nasty reaction and can be used by everyone, from babies to the elderly, and all skin types, from sensitive to oily skins. That is because unlike commercial soaps, it's free from irritating chemicals like Parabens, Phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic cleaners, and fragrances that can block your pores and cause irritation, psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea.
4- Olive oil soap is rich in antioxidants
The soap contains antioxidants that give nourishment and elasticity to the skin by protecting it against free radicals that can be very damaging to our cells; antioxidants neutralize free radicals by donating an electron.
Olive oil also contains an anti-inflammatory compound called Oleocanthal; inflammation in the body can compromise your immune system and put you at risk for illness and disease, including chronic skin rashes, heart disease, and digestive problems3.
5- Vegan and Long Lasting
Unlike commercial soaps made with animal fat, olive oil soaps use the fat naturally inherent in olive oil. Also, they're hard and lather minimally, so the bars tend to last a long time, and you get a lot of use out of your investment.
Which one do you prefer?
- Persad M. The Average Woman Puts 515 Synthetic Chemicals On Her Body Every Day Without Knowing. HuffPost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/synthetic-chemicals-skincare_n_56d8ad09e4b0000de403d995. Published March 4, 2016. Accessed May 26, 2019.
- Rigacci S, Stefani M. Nutraceutical Properties of Olive Oil Polyphenols. An Itinerary from Cultured Cells through Animal Models to Humans. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016;17(6):843. doi:10.3390/ijms17060843
3.Olectoul Beauchamp GK, Keast RSJ, Morel D, et al. Phytochemistry: ibuprofen-like activity in extra-virgin olive oil. Nature. 2005;437(7055):45-46. doi:10.1038/437045a