Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Skin Cancer Center Welcome Slogan

For Great Skin, Look Into Olive Oil!

November 16, 2012

When you are shopping for groceries, you should keep more in mind than your waist when choosing which foods you will prepare for your meals. There are a wide range of foods you can eat to make sure your skin is taken care of, including foods that you probably eat every day! However, after reading this article, you may want to add more of these specific foods to your diet to get the most out of your skin care regimen without really even trying.

If you’ve ever looked closely at the complexion of people who have descended from Italy, you may notice their skin is almost flawless. What’s their secret? Olive oil. Those who live and prepare meals in the Mediterranean live on this condiment and rightly so. Olive oil stops or prevents sun damage, as well as prevents inflammation of the skin which leads to premature aging. Furthermore, skin care specialists say olive oil is perfect for hydrating your skin. Some people even use olive oil directly on their skin or hair, although you can probably find a number of products that include olive oil among their beneficial ingredients.

The great thing about olive oil is that is great with salads. Adding olive oil to a salad comprised of spinach gives your skin the best chances of looking great. Spinach comes highly recommended by skin care experts because it contains omega-3s, lutein and other beneficial nutrients. Lutein protects the skin against ultraviolet rays.

If salads aren’t your thing, olive oil can be brushed on sweet potatoes, which contain beta-carotene. Beta carotene contains antioxidants and also helps the skin exfoliate quicker, giving your skin a fresher, smoother appearance.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

Serving: Southeastern Michigan including Southfield, Farmington, West Bloomfield, Detroit, Troy, Livonia, Birmingham, Sterling Heights and surrounding areas.

Skin Cancer Center | Meet the Doctor |Our Services | New Patient Forms | Contact Us | Medical Blog | SiteMap | Website Marketing