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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

If It's Good Enough for Sophia...

That's Sophia Loren, I'm speaking of...
There is no dening that she is one of the most beautiful women in the world!

Sophia at 64

at 71

 at 76
( front row at Giorgio Armani 2011 Spring collection in Paris) 

 What's her secret to great looking skin?

Would you believe "the odd bath in virgin olive oil " and eating "pasta".. Yes, you read  correctly! So, once in awhile don't be shy, add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to your bath water.

As for the pasta, Sophia says " Serve it with a sauce made from tomatoes and unrefined olive oil, with perhaps some shredded carrots added for natural sweetness."  I'll be saying YES, next time Hubby asks "Pasta for dinner tonight?" and I won't be insiting on an alfredo sauce. The homemade tomato sauce will be good enough enough for me ~ after all it's good enough for Sophia!

Why it works...
because it contains omega fatty acids and significant amounts of Vitamin E and Vitamin K, it proves to have excellent hydrating and anti-aging properties. Extra virgin olive oil is worth the extra pennies. While other bottles of olive oil have been chemically processed, extra virgin olive oil is in its purest form with the most health benefits.

36 comments:

  1. She still looks divine...
    I love extra virgin olive oil,
    I once used it pass some gallstones.
    And some say you can also use it as you use a lotion for your skin.

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  2. I used to do that, I'm going to start again!
    xoxo
    SC

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  3. I would LOVE to look like Sophia in my 70s!! I really like the new pastas with more vitamins, Omegas, and fiber...then I do not feel so much like I am cheating on my diet!! I would toss in some onions and garlic with those tomatoes! Good post!!

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  4. She is one of my biggest Icons. Thanks for posting, I don't see enough of her around. She looks amazing at her age! xoxxo
    http://onestyleatatime.blogspot.com/

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  5. Thanks for sharing this, and I agree... Sophia Loren's gorgeous! I'm willing to try most anything that's proven successful for her.

    Baby Talk without the Babble

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  6. Popping in from a Blog Hop, I have used Olive Oil on my skin since I was a child. I actually add a few drops to my bath too.
    Aprils Lifestyle Show

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  7. Well, I'll be buying olive oil by the gallons if I can look like that at 76! I'm sure great genes and good living (no preservatives in those homemade Italian meals) have a lot to do with it, too. Ms. Loren is amazing - great post!

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  8. Thanks for the healthy hint and showcasing a lovely lady. I have always thought she was a true beauty.

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  9. Thanks for the tip! If I could only manage to keep looking as good as Sophia Loren... Oh and I tried out the Cleopatra milk bath and the Marie Antoinette face mask you posted earlier, it was heavvven!!! :D Hope you are having a fabulous day & wishing you a great Easter to come!

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  10. I love olive oil, pasta, and Sophia...but am not sure about a bath with olive oil ! I do hear it is wonderful for your hair, too...
    Have a wonderful weekend, and I hope those flurries go away for good!
    Nathalie

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  11. I have always admired Sophia Loren - such a beautiful woman. When using olive oil in my baking and cooking, I always rub it into my hands too. During the winter I sometimes use it as a moisturizer. On the rare occasions I get to take a bath, I do add a few drops to my bath and I have also used it after getting a sunburn. Love olive oil!

    Hugs,
    Tracy

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  12. I agree that even without photoshop , she has fabulous bones and a wonderful face .. but she also has serious sun damage on her body and that I believe is one of the worst things that a person can do to their skin. Stay out of the sun.
    All the olive oil baths in the world won't help if you tan.
    Down here in Suntan land :) they are selling Dove Moisturizer with oil. I just bought some today..the olive oil in the tub sounds a bit hazardous lol.

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  13. newest follower from the hop
    http://everydayproductsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  14. those sound like two life choices i can live with! heck, i'd be happy to look half as good as she does when i'm 76!

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  15. Dearest Celia,

    Virgin olive oil is our household staple. Great for our health indeed. Thanks for bringing this out in a post. Sophia is drop-dead-gorgeous...

    Hope you have a Happy Easter Season.

    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  16. Since moving to Spain, olive oil has become my new best friend!

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  17. Well I was going to put milk in my bath, but maybe now I'll try olive oil...who knew ?

    :)

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  18. Hi sweet friend! What a great post! I love this! I actually knew that Sophia uses olive oil in her bath. I've tried too :) I've read that she also eats two spoons of olive oil every day. Who doesn't want to look like her? I need to go and get my oil...Have a great Easter!!!

    x Kristin

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  19. Congrats on being the featured blogger for Follow Friday 40 and Over! Great post - such an inspiration! I use olive oil a lot in cooking but haven't tried it in my bath - must try! I'm your newest follower. http://RaisingFigureSkaters.com

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  20. Somehow I think I'll need more than pasta and olive oil to end up looking like Sophia ... What a shame she didn't mention eating chocolate or drinking champagne!!

    Happy Easter!!

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  21. I knew it was good for you but never thought about adding it to my bath. Sophia is truly a beautiful woman. Thank you for the tip and for highlighting one of my favorite ladies. I'm visiting from FF and wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed my visit to your blog. I'm your newest follower. I look forward to getting to know you. Have a wonderful weekend, Candace

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  22. Hi, I'm new, I found you through Java and her blog hop. I totally agree about Sophia and not just because we're both 'paeans'. I love pasta with simple tomato sauce, now I gotta try the olive oil in the bath.
    Btw, love your button.Here's my link, in case you want to come check out my blog

    http://alexsblogginglife.blogspot.com/

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  23. I hopped over from 40 and Over.
    I've enjoyed reading your blog. Very informative. I'd love to look like Ms Sophia at age 70. I'd have to do a lot of 'backing up' to get there though.
    I'll be back to read more.
    You have a new follower!

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  24. Congrats on being featured on the Follow Friday 40 and over hop! Already a follower! Gonna have to come back and read all of your tips! I have a new hop starting this weekend if you'd like to stop by and join.
    Michelle
    http://www.heartfeltbalanchandmadelife.blogspot.com

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  25. CONGRATS On being featured this week at Java's. Sophia is a goddess she always has been. I think a lot of it is how you feel about yourself too. Happy Easter & have a great weekend. Already following you.

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  26. You're right, she looks divine always.

    But congrats, angel, I'm coming from Follow Friday 40 and Over and saw you're the featured blog!!!
    So well deserved!!!!

    Happy Easter, my darling and smile!!

    Tons of love
    xoxo

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  27. I love pasta with a red sauce! I love the flavor olive oil adds, to - but in my bath? Sounds intriguing!

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  28. Loved reading about Sophia! Amazing all the benefits of olive oil. I'm a new follower from the blog hop - Come visit! http://www.lorihairston.blogspot.com

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  29. I have done this and vit. E oil both, they really do both help the skin and are sooooo much less expensive than the bath products on the market. I usually don't care for the taste of warm tomatoes, but when we make our own sauce with a varity of heirloom and cherry tomatoes from our garden its amazing! yummmmm!!!!

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  30. She looks amazing! Your newest follower through the blog hop

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  31. thanks for being a part of the So Followed Saturday hop! I am a new follower :) http://onemoreflewoverthecuckoo.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love pasta ... good to know I'll look amazing as I age :)

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  33. I knew olive oil was good for you but had not heard about using it in the bath water. I agree with you. If it's good enough for Sophia Loren . . .
    Hugs,
    Charlotte

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  34. Hello! I just love this post and I love your blog, I am a new follower and hope you will follow back! :)

    ***I am just hopping over from "Let's Get Social Sunday."

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