We love olives whether it’s on a pizza or martini. Did you know that their leaves are also great for your skin? At Blume, we use olive leaf extract for skin care in products like our Meltdown acne treatment. Just like many natural skin treatments, olive leaf extract has a long history of use in personal care and medicine.
Olive Leaves in History
As you may know, olive trees grow abundantly around the Mediterranean and were cultivated by ancient societies such as the Greeks and Romans. They were principally interested in the fruit, but they discovered that the leaves could be used as a panacea for many different maladies.
These early societies used olive leaf extract for pain, fevers, blood sugar, infections and anxiety. More recently, the substance has been used to treat malaria, colds, flu and many other conditions. Needless to say, olive leaves are a staple.
Olive Leaf Benefits for Skin
Of course, at Blume, we’re most interested in the effect on skincare, both for you and the environment. So, is olive leaf extract good for your skin? *drumroll please* It sure is!
This ingredient has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. If you’re even just a bit familiar with skincare, you likely know that those characteristics are always a good thing!
Taking care of your skin is a lifelong battle against the sun, weather, aging and other harmful factors. Using olive leaf extract for skin treatment can reduce inflammation, repair damage, nourish and hydrate skin while also slowing the effects of aging. All that from a single ingredient?
Olive leaf extract alone is not a miracle cure that will suddenly fix all your skin troubles. However, combined with other hydrating, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients, olive leaf extract can be a powerful ally in the fight to protect your skin.
Perhaps the most significant way that olive leaf extract benefits skin is its ability to slow the production of melanin and stop your skin tissue from breaking down. That means that your healthy skin cells stay healthy for longer, even when exposed to the sun. Although many wxmen want sun-kissed skin, too much sun exposure is a quick way to seriously damage your dermis.
For people who struggle with acne, the anti-inflammatory properties of olive leaf extract are a blessing. Pimples are inflamed hair follicles in the skin. Although reducing inflammation is not a cure for acne, it can significantly reduce its intensity. Woohoo!
Olive leaf extract is also antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial. That means that it keeps nasty microbes that could cause infection away from your skin.
Other Ways To Protect Your Skin
If you want to have great skin, you have to take good care of it. Show your love with Meltdown and other all-natural skincare products. Meltdown plays well with our hyaluronic acid moisturizer, Whirl. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful hydrator that is very light, so it doesn’t clog your pores.
Check out all of Blume’s all-natural products. We believe your body is a temple and we want to help you treat it right. Whether you need skin or feminine care, we’re here to help you enjoy the benefits of better products made with better ingredients.