Dear Kosterina Family,
When I was a child, my aunt always told me that I should put a few drops of olive oil in my face and body creams. It was her secret to beautiful, healthy, youthful, poreless skin. But where did this practice come from and why?
We did a little research to discover how the people of the Mediterranean have been using extra virgin olive oil on skin and hair for literally thousands of years. The Ancient Greeks, Phoenicians, Egyptians, and Romans all used olive oil as a magical elixir for both food and beauty. Did you know...?
Early Mediterranean cultures used olive oil as a cure-all and even prescribed it as medicine.
Ok, so do the beauty benefits come from ingesting it on our daily salads and burrata or from applying it topically?
The short answer: both! Extra Virgin Olive Oil works its magic as a nutritional powerhouse on the inside but provides the same antioxidant and hydration benefits when applied on the outside. EVOO is known to help reduce wrinkles and heal dry skin and itch. It also has anti-oxidative and free-radical fighting properties and contributes to the cell renewal process. Today, scientists are catching up to what the Greeks already knew, with experiments and studies that show just how useful the olive fruit is. From taste to the skin, hair, and more -- dare we say it again -- it truly is an ancient ingredient with modern superpowers.
Our advice? Double down on olive oil for health and beauty from the inside and the outside. Just make sure it’s good, premium, pure, high phenolic EVOO.
Peace, love & EVOO,
Now that we’re in a new year and we’re past the holiday craziness of trying to get our healthful and delicious gifts to you and all your family and friends, we are back to our regularly scheduled programming. As you know, at Kosterina we are always focused on health and longevity, and in light of that wanted to share with you some of our favorite podcast content on the subject.
Erica Huss and Zoe Sakoutis are the serial entrepreneurs behind BluePrint Cleanse, their first venture which created the cold pressed juice category as we know it today.
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