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Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Your Ultimate Summer Best Friend

Summer is fast approaching, and we all know what that means: sun, fun, and relaxation. It’s time to break out the sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays. But did you know that olive oil is a great alternative for skincare and great for hydration after a long day in the sun? That’s right – Bertolli Olive Oil is not only a kitchen staple but can be your ultimate summer best friend when it comes to maintaining healthy and radiant skin.

Bertolli Olive Oil is not just a delicious and healthy cooking oil, it also has many added benefits for your skin. Here are some of ways that can help protect your first line of defense against the environment and keep you looking vibrant in this fast-approaching summer:

  1. Moisturizes and Nourishes Skin: Bertolli Olive Oil is rich in healthy fats and antioxidants that can help moisturize and nourish your skin. It can penetrate deeply into the skin to provide long-lasting hydration and prevent dryness and flakiness.
  2. Reduces Inflammation: Bertolli Olive Oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce skin inflammation and redness. This can be especially helpful for people with sensitive or acne-prone skin.
  3. Improves Skin Elasticity: Bertolli Olive Oil is rich in vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that can help improve skin elasticity and prevent wrinkles and fine lines. It can also help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
  4. Enhances Skin Health: Olive oil is packed with nutrients that can help enhance overall skin health. It can help improve skin tone and texture, reduce the appearance of pores, and promote a healthy, radiant glow.

But how does one apply olive oil to the skin? Firstly, we recommend Deoleo’s star brands: Carbonell, Carapelli, Figaro and Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil – which can be found in different countries depending on where you are. Deoleo’s oil is cold-pressed and the purest and most nutrient-dense form of olive oil. It’s also important to do a patch test before applying it to your skin to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions. Once you have done this, here are a few ways:

  1. Face/Body Moisturizer: Apply a small amount of olive oil to your after washing your face or bathing and massage gently. You can leave it on overnight or use it as a daytime moisturizer.
  2. Cleansing oil: Olive oil can also be used as a natural cleanser to remove makeup and impurities from the skin. Apply a small amount of olive oil to your skin, massage gently, and rinse off with warm water.
  3. Face mask: Now here is where you can get creative. You can also use olive oil as a face mask by mixing it with other natural ingredients such as honey, yogurt, or oatmeal. Below we include one of our favorite recipes. Have fun trying this one at home!


How to Make a DIY Face Mask with Deoleo’s Olive Oil for Glowing Skin (Try it out and let us know)

Bertolli Olive Oil can be used to make a simple and effective DIY face mask that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and forever glowing. Here’s how to make it:


  • 2 tablespoons Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 ripe avocado


  1. Mash the avocado in a bowl until it is smooth and free of lumps.
  2. Add the Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil and honey to the bowl and mix well.
  3. Apply the mixture to your face using gentle circular motions.
  4. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse off the mask with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

Use this face mask once or twice a week for the best results, and enjoy your fresh, glowing complexion all summer long!

What you eat, but for your skin—Bertolli Olive Oil is the ultimate summer best friend for your skin. It is a natural and effective way to protect your skin from the harsh summer this year, while also improving overall skin health and radiance. So, next time you reach for the sunscreen, don’t forget to also reach for the Bertolli Olive Oil. Your skin will thank you, and so will we.