On many occasions we have told you about the benefits of consuming extra virgin olive oil: https://aceitesmorales.com/aove/beneficios-del-consumo-de-aceite-oliva-virgen-extra/
Today we will talk about the benefits of the topical use of EVOO against sunburn…
Every summer many of us suffer annoying sunburns from being exposed to the sun for a long time…
Aftersun, moisturizing milk or aloe vera are the first products that come to mind when we talk about relieving sunburn. However, there is a great ally for this type of ailment that most people are unaware of: Olive Oil. Do you want to know why?
1. Anti-inflammatory Properties:
One of the components of EVOO is Oleocanthal. It is a compound that, like ibuprofen, acts directly on the COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes, responsible for inflammation.
Overexposure to the sun will cause your skin to swell, so by applying EVOO to your skin, you will be able to alleviate the effects of mild sunburn.
2. Anti-aging properties:
One of the effects of sunburn is the aging of our skin.
Olive oil is a natural source of vitamin K, E and natural fatty acids that help maintain the elasticity of the skin, therefore, both applied and ingested, it slows down premature aging.
3. Moisturizing and moisturizing properties:
The sun causes dry skin and, as a consequence, the chances of suffering sunburns multiply.
The use of a moisturizing cream mixed with EVOO will further enhance the hydration of the skin before intensive days in the sun.
Do you want to know EVOO-based remedies once the sunburn has already occurred?
EVOO AND CAMOMILE AS SOOTHING:
Chamomile has a multitude of calming and anti-inflammatory medicinal properties.
Prepare an infusion of chamomile and mix it with AOVE Morales… Cool the mixture with a little ice and then apply it to the affected area. Repeat the process at least three times a day and you will see how quickly the pain calms down and the healing process accelerates.
EVOO AND ALOE VERA:
Aloe Vera has cooling and relaxing effects that make it one of the best remedies for sunburn treatment. This plant also has a high collagen content, and therefore, it will help the healing and regeneration process of the dermis.
Mixed with EVOO, its moisturizing and regenerative properties can be further enhanced.
EVOO, EGG AND HONEY AS A REGENERATOR:
Prepare a mixture composed of beaten egg white, EVOO Morales and a little honey and apply it to the skin. This compound is very effective for severe burns.
The egg will help to recover elasticity, minerals and proteins. With EVOO you will be able to forcefully hydrate the skin. Honey contains antibacterial properties and is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory.
We hope that our remedies will be effective for you. Prevention is always better than cure… Avoid the hours of maximum exposure and always sunbathe with protection.