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Best Uses of Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Cooking and More

Olive oil is one of the most preferred oils for the European and Mediterranean cuisines. The surprise factor here is that it is slowly becoming one of the most preferred healthy oil even for the Indian cuisine. What many do not realize is that it is not just a great cooking oil but also has many added benefits. It is loaded with the goodness of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins. Olive oil has a high concentration of monounsaturated fats and has anti-inflammatory agents.

It is medically proven that the usage of olive oil in food reduces the chances of cancer and in some cases impedes the spread. Breast cancer, colorectal cancer, larynx cancer are just a few examples where its monounsaturated fats and antioxidants help beat the disease. Surprise surprise!  These are the same essentials that enhance natural beauty.  Let’s introduce you to some of these benefits.

Note: You got to indulge in Extra Virgin Olive oil for even better results.

  1. Moisturizes your skin

This oil can be applied all over your body and not just the exposed parts like the face, arms and legs. It is a dense oil and needs to be massaged in for best results. It can penetrate deep into the skin. Its regular application softens the skin and makes it supple. In case you want to add a zing to your routine, mix a few drops of different essential oils. This will add fragrance apart from the nutrient supplement.

  1. Brings out the shine in your hair

Extra Virgin Olive oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Take generous amounts of slightly heated oil and apply to your scalp. A good massage helps the scalp fight microbes and eventually soothes your scalp. This helps in reducing the irritation and the roots becoming stronger.  Your strands and scalp get moisturized and very soon you see healthy hair growth which is shiny and voluminous. You can also prepare a paste using Mesmara Brahmi powder and olive oil and apply to the scalp. Wash this paste after half an hour of application. This enhances the thickness of the hair strands and promotes hair growth, reduces split ends and reduces hair fall.

  1. Reduces acne

The antifungal and antibacterial properties of the oil are very helpful in managing acne. As you moisturize your skin with Extra Virgin Olive oil, the occurrence of acne reduces. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory properties reduce the pain around the acne too. Over a period of regular application, you can notice your skin becoming smooth and blemish free.

  1. Body scrub and face exfoliator

Not many know that Extra Virgin Olive oil is an excellent body scrub. Especially when mixed with coarse rock salt or sugar it helps get rid of the dead skin layers. This promotes regrowth of new skin.  The additives are very easy to procure and are mostly available at home, so preparing this scrub is as simple as a child’s play.  You can use the same mixture for your face too. Be careful when you use salt, try not to get it into your eyes and nostrils. Have a good warm bath once your scrub routine is complete and finally moisturize yourself with Extra Virgin Olive oil.

  1. Healthy nails

Instead of visiting the manicure parlours you can get naturally beautiful looking nails. Extra Virgin Olive oil can be used to moisturize cuticles and nails. Soak your fingertips in slightly warm oil and after a few minutes massage the oil into your cuticles and over your nails.  A buff job will bring back the shine and make your nails look beautiful. The oil does not just improves the look, it also makes them healthy.

  1. Natural sunburn cure

Extra Virgin Olive Oil can really save your skin from the onslaught of summer. A well-moisturized skin prevents the skin peeling that is a usual symptom of a sunburn. In case you are suffering from a sunburn, a massage with olive oil accelerates the repair process. The anti-oxidants and the polyphenol compounds are very helpful in regenerating the skin.

  1. Makeup remover

Removing makeup is a painstaking process and buying commercially available removers is an expensive affair. A little known home hack is to use Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Most makeup applications dissolve easily into it and come off without much effort. Dip a cotton ball into Extra Virgin Olive Oil and wipe off the makeup by rubbing the ball in a circular motion on the face. Repeat the process until fully cleaned. The foremost benefit of using this method is that you stay away from chemicals and save your skin from their harmful effects in the long run. Secondly, this process also moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin while removing the makeup.

  1. Happy Baths

If you enjoy using the bathtub and soaking in it, you must try using Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Depending on the size of the tub add 40-50 ml of oil into the warm water, add a few drops of essential oils too and some natural bath salts. Your skin will thank you for this gesture and give you a refreshed feel.

Now that you have learnt the numerous benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, grab a bottle today and kick start a healthy and beautiful life. Mesmara Extra Virgin Olive Oil is natural and not refined or extracted using chemicals or heat. Hence it is high in natural antioxidants and healthy fats which are beneficial for health. Click here to buy.

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