The Right Way to Exfoliate Your Skin

A buildup of dead skin cells will give your face and body a dull complexion and flaky itchy skin. Luckily, exfoliating the skin on your face and body twice a week is all it takes to slough off that dead skin and reveal the glowing, smooth and soft complexion hidden underneath.

Tools of the Trade

Forget about overpriced gadgets and odd looking body poufs. The best tools for exfoliating your skin are simple ones that you probably already have on hand. A basic washcloth, a dry brush, and your own hands are your best friends when it comes to exfoliating your face and body.

Use your hands to apply and massage your facial exfoliator. When it comes to your body, start by using the dry brush before you get into the shower. Start at your feet and work your way up your body. Scrubbing your skin before you get your skin wet will help your home spa exfoliation products work better. Once you’re in the shower, use a simple washcloth to scrub your exfoliating product into your skin.

When it comes to choosing an exfoliation product, you’ll want to stick with a brand you can trust, in order to ensure a good experience that won’t over dry your skin. Try Olive Essence Organic Velvet Scrub for your body, since it doesn’t contain any harsh ingredients, and Olive Essence Organic Face Scrub for an anti-aging treat that will leave your face looking its absolute best.

Our Solution To Dry Skin.

How often have you noticed that dry and tight feeling, like there is no moisture at all in your skin? Sometimes there’s even visible peeling of the outer skin layer? This means that you have dry skin. What do you say we put a stop to this skin condition? You don’t need to go through expensive procedures or have anyone help you, it’s pretty simple stuff.
Before we give out the “easy-fix formula” we want you to be more educated about your skin and be more aware of what you do to it and why you do it.
Your skin is constantly exposed to all kinds of stress, for instance, cold outside air and heated indoor air that have very little moisture, which contain low relative humidity. And as a result some of us may have peeling or even cracked skin. There are several factors causing dryness of the skin, but you can avoid this condition if you treat it right. Here is a brief summary of the things that cause dry skin and what you should do to keep your skin healthy:
  • Avoid exposing your skin to the cold winter wind. If you must be outside- wear gloves, scarves and warm shoes.
  • Do not take long hot baths too often, because hot water will dry your skin even more. Instead take a quick warm shower.
  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! As soon as you get out of the shower, pat your skin dry and apply body butter, lotion, or cream (whatever you like better) on damp skin for better absorption.
  • Try staying out of the sun and always use a sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection. Even in the winter and even if you don’t stay outside for too long.
  • Always use non-soap cleanser for your face. And avoid harsh soaps for the body.
If you have cracked toes use our Organic Olive Essence Velvet Foot Nutrient
For the everlasting luxurious feel of your whole body use our Organic Olive Essence Body Butter 
Silky-smooth hands are just a step away – Organic Olive Essence Hand Cream
And here are the facial products of Organic Olive Essence, based on olive oil extract and essential oils which create aroma therapy for your skin for a perfect feel and look.
All the Organic Olive Essence products are USDA Certified Organic and are hypoallergenic, suitable even for the most sensitive skin. No harsh chemicals, no allergies…no more dry skin!
Ask questions in the comments and if you have anything to add- please do. 

Effects of Smoking and Drinking on Your Skin

Our skin is the organ that protects us from the outside world. Epidermis, which is the upper layer of the skin, is what we should really take care of, as it is where most of skin issues appear. It is subject to be triggered by the environment, damaging UV rays from the sun and a lot of people smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol to top it all off. You might already know that drinking and smoking ruins your inner system, but not everybody realizes what damage it can cause on the outside. In order to keep our skin protected we need to take certain precautions like drinking less alcohol, or better- not drink it at all, quitting bad habits, like smoking and let’s not forget to treat our skin with vitamins by eating healthy and using organic products to help it stay young and increase skin integrity.

Bad habits are called so for a reason. Have you ever heard of the term “smoker’s face”? Yes, it has been proven that people who had smoked for over 10 years have skin that makes them look older than they really are. Smoking helps the wrinkles attack your face, because you have no defense against them, as smoking cigarettes causes a reduction in the availability of oxygen (which is necessary for all living cells) and the removal of waste products, dead cell fragments etc… which provide the necessary environment for regeneration.

Alcohol and aging are related in several ways and one of the worst is the depletion of calcium caused by drinking. Excessive drinking also harms the body and deteriorates the Vitamin A supply, which helps in generating new skin cells and replacing the dead cells. Alcohol destroys the human defense system, so your skin becomes more vulnerable to infections and bacteria.

A deficiency in oxygen and other essential nutrients allows the development of free radicals which are very harmful for the skin. These free radicals can slowly cause damage to the collagen and elastin contents which are the primary components of healthy and firm skin. This results in the appearance of fine lines and premature wrinkles.

Tell your kids about the effects of smoking and drinking, because these habits are most likely to start developing among teenagers of 15-16 years old. And as for smoking, it takes about 10 years to show its harm on your skin. Roughly speaking, if your child starts smoking at the age of 15, he/she will look 30 at the age of 25.

Take care of yourself and your skin :)

Organic Olive Essence is a USDA certified organic skin care line that is formulated around the age-old medicinal benefits of olive oil combined with newly discovered ingredients and nature’s most precious minerals. Olive Essence products have been formulated to help the skin fight its daily battle against wrinkles and aging. In addition, these products heel and protect the skin from free-radicals by providing a rich moisture barrier against environmental stress, bacteria and harsh pollutants.

A Drop of Olive a Day Keeps the Surgeon Away!

Since ever, beautiful, glowing, healthy skin has been every woman’s wish. We know, beautiful skin means great general health, but in our modern age we do not have enough time to do the simple things to maintain our body health and best skin. Constant internal and external environmental stress can age us fast! Yup, then we go crazy spending on beauty products, surgery, laser presiders, injecting weird materials not knowing their influence on our health. We are so busy looking for results that we forget to look around us to see the natural product that nature has been offering, again, since ever! Even in ancient times women used it- it’s OLIVE OIL! If Cleopatra and Queen of Sheba were known for their beautiful skin, isn’t it enough reference for us? If you didn’t know, let me tell you a few benefits of olive oil and olive extract:

Internal Benefits.

  • Olive oil contains a wide variety of valuable antioxidants, such as Hydroxytyrosol, which is thought to be the main antioxidant compound in olives, and believed to play a significant role in the many health benefits attributed to olive oil; phenol, also known as carbolic acid and phenic acid. These antioxidants help to prevent cell damage (the common pathway for cancer, aging and a variety of diseases).
  • It’s a source of Vitamin A, which is important to our vision, but is also vital to other body systems and functions, as well as Vitamin E (it helps heal, repair and rejuvenate your hair, skin, fingernails and organs).
  • It will help moisturize your body inside and out, and protect you from harmful free radicals.
  • It is gentle on the digestive system and has been known to sooth ulcers. The ingredients activate bile secretion and the release of pancreatic hormones naturally.
  • Promotes a healthy heart. The oil has a high concentration of monounsaturated fats. These are the good fats your body needs, boosting HDL “good” cholesterol, and decreasing LDL, the “bad” cholesterol.
  • Reduces the effect of an oncogene. In laymen’s terms, this is the gene that will turn a healthy cell into a cancer cell. Studies have shown when a tablespoon of olive oil is taken daily it greatly decreases the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
  • It is a known blood sugar controller, making it very beneficial for diabetics.

External Benefits

  • Apart from containing strong antioxidants, the body’s major defense against free radicals and oxidative stress, the oil is also hypoallergenic, in other words causes fewer allergic reactions, making it perfect for any skin type. It will improve the elasticity the ability of your skin to stretch and then return to its normal state afterward.
  • When skin is dry, chapped, irritated the oil can be applied to your face, hands and feet, focusing on dry spots such as heels and elbows.

Depending on your needs you can pick an Organic Olive Essence cream that will work for you. Here are some of my picks:

  • Olive Essence Organic Antioxidant DMAE 24K Gold anti-aging cream renowned for its face-lifting qualities. It firms, tightens, and tones sagging, fatigued skin.
  • Olive Essence Organic Hand Cream will help protect your hands while making them look and feel younger. It will protect your skin against eczema, psoriasis, etc.
  • Olive Essence Organic Velvet Foot Nutrient is formulated for quick absorption to soothe parched feet and protect them from drying and roughness.
  • Olive Essence Organic Body Butter will revive dry, tired skin and bring it to a luxuriously soft, silky condition. It will rescue the skin from harsh daily irritants such as sun, wind, hard water, and environmental pollutants.
  • Olive Essence Organic Healing 24K Gold Nutrient has amino acids to help the skin recover from free-radicals and environmental stress caused by pollution, sun, malnutrition, and other environmental toxins.
  • Olive Essence Organic Peptide Complex 24K Gold anti-aging cream is an optimum defense system against premature aging. Its unique oxygenated delivery system facilitates a timed-release distribution of ingredients through the use of high oxygen levels.
  • Olive Essence Organic Eye Lift Serum with 24K Gold blends olive juice with hydrolyzed elastin, hyaluronic acid, essential oils, and plant extracts to nourish the eye area for a well-rested, refreshed look with minimized fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Olive Essence Organic Facial Peel with 24K Gold is a safe anti-aging peel that gently penetrates the skin to help renew skin cells for an appearance that looks relaxed and rejuvenated.

Remember, you can’t stop the time, but you can control aging. Be healthy and make the right choices.