I’m thrilled to be teaming up once again with The Good Life Embassy for the Taste Our Lifestyle campaign to talk about the incredible benefits of Olive Oils from Spain! Only this time around, we’re not eating the Olive Oil, we’re using it directly on our skin.
You see, olive oil isn’t just good for you’re insides, it’s good for your outsides too. It’s no secret that a diet high in Olive Oils from Spain will help you shine from the inside out. But when applied directly to the skin, the powerful antioxidants help restore the skin’s elasticity and gives you a gorgeous glow.
This time of year I’ve just about had it up to here with my dull, flaky, dry skin. I’m throwing in the towel, yelling uncle – ENOUGH ALREADY! Even though it’s technically Spring, the bone dry, chilly weather just won’t seem to quit. I’m ready for long, humid sunny days spent picking tomatoes from the garden – and dousing them in lots of Olive Oils from Spain, of course.
But first, we must get through Spring. And Spring is the perfect time of year to clean things up a bit: clean up the house, clean up the yard, clean up our diet, and clean up our skin.
Olive oil contains four major antioxidants which allow it to help cleanse, moisturize and protect our skin: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Polyphenols and Phytosterols. Each of these powerful antioxidants help to neutralize the free radicals that cause skin damage and prevent them from doing harm.
The lipid profile of Olive Oil is very similar to that of our skin, so it works harmoniously to add moisture and deliver much needed vitamins and nutrients to our pores. For this skin mask, I’ve combined the powerful liquid gold with a few other gentle, skin-brightening (and edible!) ingredients you probably already have lying around:
An egg yolk delivers protein to the skin to boost collagen production and build elasticity. Egg yolks are also high in Vitamin A, B Vitamins and Zinc which help calm, hydrate and nourish dry, irritated skin.
Honey is a natural antiseptic, so it’s excellent for cleaning out pores and both treating and preventing acne. It’s also loaded with antioxidants and is extremely soothing and moisturizing, perfect for calming redness and healing scars.
Baking Soda is added to give the mask some body and works as an exfoliant. It has tiny granules that gently buff away dead skin cells to reveal glowing new skin underneath. It also has natural antiseptic properties and works to clean and balance the skin.
Together with the Olive Oils from Spain, this face mask will leave you feeling clean, refreshed and ready for the warm sunny days ahead.
This post has been sponsored by Olive Oils from Spain.
For more information about Olive Oils from Spain, The Good Life Embassy, and the Taste Our Lifestyle Campaign, be sure to check out the following links:
- 1 large, raw egg yolk
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 tsp extra virgin Olive Oil from Spain
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Gently massage into to clean dry skin using a circular scrubbing motion.
- Leave on skin for about 15 minutes, or until it starts to tighten up.
- Rinse off with warm water and use your fingers to gently exfoliate as you wash. Use a wash cloth if necessary. Pat skin dry then follow up with the moisturizer of your choice.
- This mask will make enough for 3-4 applications. Leftover mask can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.