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Italian Superstar’s Cheap Beauty Secret

Who says you have to spend a fortune to keep your skin looking amazing?

 

Sophia Loren beauty secret

Sophia Loren has been around for a very long time and she is living proof you can be beautiful at any age,

 

 

Sophia Loren at 79

even at 79!

 

 

What is this Italian superstar’s secret?

 

olive oil

She credits Olive Oil with helping her maintain that gorgeous skin of hers.

She follows the Mediterranean diet which ensures that she gets at least two tablespoons in her diet every day.

There has been so much misinformation over the years on avoiding fat, but if you do not get enough healthy fats in your diet, the first thing to suffer is your skin.

Sophia also rubs a small amount of olive oil on her body and face every day to keep her complexion glossy and moisturized.

She even adds a few capsules of olive oil to a hot bath for added nourishment and moisture to the skin.
(Just be careful, don’t slip and fall when getting out of the tub!)

Olive oil is one of my go to healthy oils. It’s great for salad dressings (see my post), marinades, lightly sautéing food and now we know you can put it on your skin and in your baths.

Years ago, I even used Olive oil as a hair treatment. Just coat the ends of your hair with olive oil, go sit in the sun for 15 – 30 minutes, or a sauna, and then shampoo out.

It can also be used as a cuticle moisturizer.

Some people even like to use olive oil to remove their eye makeup.

Another big plus when you use Olive oil as a moisture treatment or eye makeup remover you are using a toxic free product.

Olive oil can also have some pretty amazing health benefits.
Help lower cholesterol
Control insulin levels
Reduces inflammation, from the inside and when applied to the skin
May improve cognitive function and memory

So go ahead and think like an Italian Ageless Beauty! Get more Olive Oil into your diet and your beauty regimen.