Norma Kamali says this is her secret to looking and feeling good at 74
New York based fashion designer, Norma Kamali, is not only incredibly talented in the wardrobe department but also within the wellness space. In fact, she even opened one of the very first wellness cafes in the USA, and recently, she revealed how she looks (and feels) so damn good at age 74.
Talking to the goop Beauty Closet podcast, Norma says she attributes her youthful apperance to leading a clean lifestyle.
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Referring to alcohol as the ‘anti-pretty drug’, Norma leads an alcohol-free, clean lifestyle where she also consumes a diet free from gluten and dairy.
However, there is one particular ingredient that's just as hallowed to Norma, as Windex is to Papou in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. And that is: olive oil.
“I know everything about olive oil. It is the safest, best fat I can think of. I consume it every day. It can clean your liver. If you drink too much, olive oil. If you need to go to the bathroom, olive oil," said Norma, noting that the benefits can also extend to your sex life. And that's not all...
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Olive oil benefits for HAIR
When it comes to your hair, olive oil boasts an impressive list of mane-loving vitamins including A and E as well as omega-3 fatty acids.
Applying olive oil directly to your strands will moisturise and then help to seal in that moisture.
It will also encourage hair growth by removing any sebum build-up and protecting the hair’s keratin.
bh recommends: Palmer’s Olive Oil Dry Oil Mist
Olive oil benefits for SKIN
Olive oil protects against premature aging, irritation and redness by protecting against environmental damage and inflammation. It is also responsible for moisturising skin by reducing water loss.
For those who don’t have an oily skin type, olive oil works as an effective makeup remover, while also conditioning eyelashes at the same time.
Olive oil benefits for HEALTH
A diet rich in olive oil, will result in anti-inflammatory benefits on the inside, which contribute to a healthier heart, helps prevent strokes and even assists with constipation. As Norma boasts, “it has so many uses, from supporting your liver to the possibility that a tablespoon a day may help keep you regular.”
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Do you have a diet rich in olive oil? Will you start incorporating it into your routine?