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4 ways olive leaf extract can protect your skin

Don't ignore olive leaf extracts as they can protect your skin against sun damage, heal wounds and keep your skin looking young! Here's how.

Written by Anuradha Varanasi | Updated : May 12, 2016 5:43 PM IST

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Fights Against Sun Damage

Fights against sun damage: When your skin is exposed to UV rays for a prolonged period of time, it increases the skin’s thickness and reduces it elasticity. Studies have found that olive leaf extract contains a compound known as oleuropein, that can prevent your skin from thickening and also slow down melanin production [1]. Also Read - Smokeless Tobacco And Second Hand Smoking: Expert Warns On Lesser Spoken Evils


Anti-cancer: Studies have found that olive leaf extract can help in reducing skin tumours as it can slow down cancer cells reproduction [1]. Another study claims that it can also reduce breast cancer cell viability.

Anti Ageing

Anti-ageing: As olive leaf extract can help in fighting against damage caused by UV rays and help in preventing the skin from becoming thin and losing its elasticity, it is highly effective in preventing premature ageing and keeps wrinkles at bay [1]. Olive leaf extract is high in antioxidants and it is available online in the form of liquids, lotions and also capsules.  Also Read - Calcium Deficiency: 5 Things That Could Cause It

Heals Wounds

Heals wounds: A 2011 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Plants found that olive leaf extract can help in healing wounds faster than the usual ointment due to high levels of antioxidants [2]. If you have any minor cuts and bruises, you can apply a few drops of the liquid for quicker relief.