Olive oil : great taste, even greater for you and your skin!

Its virtues in the kitchen are already well known, but this extremely versatile oil seems to be more and more favoured for many other uses. So what does it really do for us, for our skin?


Its components and their benefits

When cold pressed, olive oil is bursting with essential fatty acids. Known as essential because they are not naturally produced by humans, these fats are provided by our diet and are very beneficial for the skin. Also rich in vitamins A, C and D, the oil provides an antioxidant, moisturizing and regenerating effect.


Finally, the biggest star of olive oil is vitamin E, also known as the beauty vitamin. The most powerful antioxidant, it neutralizes the excess of free radicals that damage our healthy cells. Pollution, sunlight, tobacco and the fumes emitted from our computer screens are just a few examples of the sources of free radicals that are emitted in our bodies and lead to premature aging of the skin.


Fortunately, this vitamin cocktail combined with essential fatty acids provides your skin with a maximum of benefits that it would not be able to obtain on its own.


Why is it used in cosmetics?

Used alone or mixed with other active ingredients, it helps to nourish the skin. By adding it to a cosmetic, you ensure that it will have softening, toning and revitalizing properties on your skin. You will therefore see your epidermis or mane more moisturized and permanently softened.


Also, since its general composition is extremely similar to that of the sebum naturally present on our skin or hair, olive oil also plays a major role in protecting the skin and scalp in addition to being an excellent healing agent.

With such benefits, it is easy to conclude that the popularity of this precious natural nectar is entirely justifiable.

How to keep your hair healthy during the summer?

There are many things to love about summer, but damage to your hair from the elements associated to hot weather like sun, sweat and chlorine is certainly not one of them. If you don’t want to worry about having to cut off 10 cm of damaged ends this fall, follow these tips.

Get Ready

You have to take care of your hair in advance. From May onwards, focus on hydration and infuse your hair with as many moisturizing products as possible. Once or twice a week, apply a mask or oil to the lengths and let your hair benefit from it all night long.

Protect Them

There are UV filters for hair. They are used before and after swimming. After swimming, also make sure to rinse your hair thoroughly with clear water to remove any salt or chlorine that attacks the hair fibre.

Dampen your hair before bathing

It may seem counterintuitive to you, but dampening your hair with clear water saturates the hair cuticle and so it absorbs fewer chemicals than dry, porous hair.

Take advantage of the sun to deeply revitalize your hair

Work with the sun rather than against it. The next time you sunbathe, coat your hair with your favourite mask or treatment oil and let the heat work its magic to give you a salon-style intensive treatment.

Care for Them Daily

In the summer, let your hair air-dry and avoid pulling them back into a ponytail or braid when wet. Take out your hats and bandanas to protect your scalp as well. Definitely avoid alcohol-based hair gel, which can cause burns.

Wash Them More Frequently

Wash your hair every day if you bathe, otherwise we can space it out a bit. Don’t overlook conditioner, which is essential for maximizing hydration.

Go for the Wet Look

If you want to abuse oils, go ahead. Apply some to your lengths and to avoid looking too greasy, tie your hair back or go for a nice summer hairstyle. Summer is the perfect time for simplicity and a wet beach look.