Using Olive Oil on your Face
If you're like many women, you've learned from mass marketing that oily skin is the main culprit of blackheads and acne breakouts. The idea of having oily skin leads many women to believe that using oils on the skin for moisture causes oily skin. As a result, the market has flooded with oil free moisturizers and skin creams.
It's time to take another look at the real reason breakouts happen.
Your skin is made up of something called sebum, a naturally occurring oil that sits on your skin. Believe it or not, this is a good thing to have as it works as a critical protective barrier against radical agents that can cause your skin serious damage. However, when sebum gets kicked into high gear, such as from stress, or poor diet, you get excessively oily skin.
The common solution people turn to in order to overcome excessively oily skin is to strip the oil away from the skin. The result? Sebum kicks into overdrive to make up for the lack of oil. This begins a downward cycle of harsh chemicals and drying skincare regimes.
Getting the right amount of oil for your skin
Achieving balance in life is hard. This includes in your skincare regime. To break free from the damaging cycle of dry and oily, you have a few options.
First, you can use Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's). Apple cider vinegar typically has this and uses AHA's to bring your skin back to a normal pH balance, while cleaning and moisturizing without removing natural oils your skin needs. Although tremendously beneficial, many AHA's have a dark side. Many times they undergo extensive processing before getting added to skincare products. This can lead them to continue damaging your skin and leave you fighting to get that healthy glow.
The second, and perhaps most shocking way you can achieve balance is to use olive oil for your face. The key here is to use the right oils.
Natural oils, such as olive oil, dissolve oils. This means that by using olive oil for your face, you can clean your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally without stripping your face of the oils it needs (and thus sending your sebum into overdrive).
Here are three of the most loved benefits by people that use olive oil for the face.
1. Fight back against bacteria or breakouts
One of the biggest fears people have in using oil on their face is that it will cause breakouts. Surprisingly, the opposite is true when you use the right oils on your face.
Olive oil can help treat excessive oils generated by sebum. By applying an olive oil face cream, natural oils dissolve into your skin. Rinse with warm water and the excess sebum get washed away along with bacteria. Your skin feels clean, and refreshed instead of stripped of nutrients and moisture.
If you have acne scars, olive oil can help. As you begin to use olive oil for your face, you help promote cell regrowth. This creates a smoother texture leaving your skin looking healthier than before.
2. Moisturize naturally
Olive oil mirrors the natural oils in your skin. Unlike mineral oils, petroleum or any other processed oils that sit on top of your skin making it look and feel greasy olive oil absorbs quickly into your skin allowing it to moisturize naturally.
Using products, such as The Cloud, deliver deeper hydration while still feeling lightweight on your skin. In turn, you give your face the moisture it needs to stay healthy and protected from the sun and other outside agents, without putting unnatural chemicals on your face that promote oily, greasy skin.
3. Go back in time with a more youthful glow
When your skin lacks moisture it looks saggy, droopy, and worn down. This can instantly make you look older than you are.
Olive oil is a plant-based oil. It is naturally rich with vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that your skin needs to be healthy. Because it is an all-natural product, your skin responds to it well. This means that your skin will not try to overcompensate and produce excessive sebum to get a healthy look. Instead, it will absorb the natural oils. As a result, you look almost instantly healthier and more youthful.
When searching for the right product for your beauty regime, it is important to look at the ingredient lists and labels. These will show you if harsh chemicals are the main ingredient that will strip your face of essential nutrients and oils.
With Belmondo products, you can be confident that olive oil is the base ingredient in our facial products. At Belmondo, we have experienced the benefits of olive oil for the face first-hand. We know how refreshing it is to wash your face and apply an all-natural face cream that stimulates hydration and moisture naturally instead of causing oily, greasy skin. Now it’s your turn! Try one of our olive oil face care products today to see and feel the impact it can have on your skin.