You’ve probably heard a lot about the various health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. But did you know that olives and olive oil, two primary components of the Mediterranean diet, also are known to have a number of anti-aging properties? So if you’re looking to maintain a youthful visage and stave off wrinkles and age marks, a diet rich in these foods can help you out a great deal.
One famous chef of Greek foods, Tonia Buxton, says even following a Mediterranean diet for just seven days can produce a visible effect on your skin.
The biggest reason for this is that olive oil is rich in antioxidants, including vitamin E, phytosterols and polyphenols. When antioxidants are applied to the skin,
they can help to protect the skin from premature aging. Vitamin E in particular works to protect the skin against the harmful effects of ultraviolet light and
maintains skin smoothness, while hydroxytyrosol, a compound found in olive oil, helps to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
Of course, olive oil isn’t only beneficial in terms of anti-aging as part of the Mediterranean diet. It can also be used as a topical application, or can be mixed into other beauty products to give some great effects to your skin, which is why olive-based soaps and moisturizers (like those we have for sale at My Olive Tree) have become so popular in recent years.
For one, olive oil enhances exfoliation. A simple mixture of olive oil and natural sea salt will be extremely effective at removing dead skin cells, producing a fresh, glowing appearance on your skin.
Olive oil also does not clog your pores or exacerbate any skin conditions you already have, which can’t be said for many other popular commercial moisturizers. Simply using a teaspoon of olive oil and applying it to the face and neck, then wiping it away gently with a paper towel, can have a significant effect on creating a more youthful appearance.
Are you ready to benefit from the anti-aging properties of olive oil? Then reach out to My Olive Tree today and try any of our fantastic olive-based products.
Our mission is to create a partnership between the Evangelical community and the nation of Israel; this partnership will produce employment, income, and revenue for humanitarian aid projects in Israel. We envision the planting of one-million olive trees over the next seven years. This relationship was prophesied in the Bible centuries ago, that the foreigners and strangers (those not of Jewish descent) would help rebuild the walls of Israel and cause the desert to bloom (Isa 35:1). Among other things, this reforestation is an environmental blessing for the entire region. May all who participate in this project be blessed body, soul and spirit; it is time for you to take root in Israel!