Prepared for Ming | Delivered August 21, 2019
Olive Oil For the Skin
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The goal is to determine whether olive oil is safe to use on the skin, what the benefits are, and what the best type of olive oil is for skin.
One reason that olive oil is good for facial skin is that it is an
. This reduces the aging that happens in skin. Some research suggests applying olive oil after sun exposure can even
Olive oil also contains vitamin E, which has been known to treat skin conditions such as
Psoriasis and Eczema
People have used olive oil on their skin for a long time, even dating back to the
Olive oil contains
, which hydrates the skin.
was done on mice skin which showed that olive oil
catecholamine levels, ROS synthesis, and protease production. The oil
NRF2 expression and collagen deposition in the mice's skin.
Beauty experts recommend using only
100% olive oil
on the skin to ensure there are no harmful preservatives or additives. They also recommend only using a
at a time to avoid clogged pores. Another expert warns that olive oil is not recommended for people who have "
Another skin care site recommends using extra virgin olive oil on skin, or
, for the best benefits.
We were unable to find any scientific input on whether olive oil should be left on the skin overnight. There are plenty of beauty and skin experts that do so, such as
, so we can conclude that it is a common practice.