Olive Oil: Sophia Loren’s Beauty Secret

January 18, 2010 · 20 comments

in Beauty Hacks, Skincare

Here’s the BEAUTIFUL Sophia Loren looking nothing short of exquisite at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards. Can you believe that she’s 75 years old? D.A.M.N. One should be so lucky to age as beautifully and gracefully as she has.

So, how can we age just like Ms. Loren? Simple, olive oil and pasta.  Yep,  according to Ms. Loren, she owes her curvaceous figure to lots of spaghetti and frequent use of olive oil as a beauty product (I read somewhere a while ago that she takes baths in the stuff!) for her skin.
Olive oil is rich in polyphenol, an antioxidant, which slows the process of skin wrinkling. here are some pretty interesting (beauty) uses for olive oil:

  • As a deep conditioner for your hair. Yep, olive oil can give you healthy, shiny hair.
    1. Wet hair.
    2. Work a little bit of the olive oil from the roots to the ends of your hair.
    3. Wrap your hair in plastic saran wrap (to avoid getting it all over your shirt and towel)
    4. Wrap your head in towel and wait 15-20 mins. before rinsing it off.
  • As a makeup remover.
    1. Soak a cotton ball or a cotton pad (I find Shiseido’s cotton pads to be the softest) in olive oil and rub face makeup off.
    2. For eye makeup removal, I just apply a little to my eye area and leave it for at least 20 seconds then rub the makeup off. Leaving olive oil, or any eye makeup remover, on your eye area for a few seconds makes for a much easier removal.
  • As a heavy moisturizer for the night time
    1. Pat a little bit of olive oil on your skin lightly before you sleep.

Here’s a beauty wisdom from Ms. Loren that I find so nice:
“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”

So very true.

ReneeNo Gravatar January 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm

She’s 75?!?!? OMG.

Proof you can age gracefully without all that plastic surgery! (I’m guessing she hasnt had any work done.)

Thanks for the tips, Mary. I’ll have to try it on my hair sometime :D


MaryNo Gravatar January 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Hi Renee :D

Yes!! I can’t either. She looks like she’s in her 50′s or 60′s.
And, no, I don’t believe that she has ever had any work done on her face. I read somewhere that she is totally opposed to it and has been for years now (producers back then suggested she go under the knife but she didn’t)…

NP and keep up the great work :D


TaviaNo Gravatar January 23, 2010 at 3:54 am

She is absolutely gorgeous at her age. I always like her as an woman and as an actress. I don’t know about plastic surgery but I can’t say that I believe she looks like this at 75 without any small retouching. If she does, that I’m happy :)


MaryNo Gravatar January 24, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Hey Tavia!

She’s absolutely flawless! I wouldn’t mind aging like that in the least :D .. As for plastic surgery, she vehemently denies it. That said, I’m hoping that proper care for the skin is all it takes to look like she does at 75.


jj@jacksonville plastic surgeryNo Gravatar June 11, 2010 at 10:25 am

Interesting, many of these women have really held up well with age! They must be doing something right, or just have a lot of money for getting work done…..


MaryNo Gravatar June 11, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I agree with you. There’s also Raquel Welch who is just crazy beautiful and aged REALLY well. A lot of them have gone through an invasive procedure or another, but not all are very forthcoming with that (understandably so). In any case, they have the means (and then some!) to keep their skin glowing and line free for a very long time. I have read that Jennifer Lopez goes to her dermatologist the instant she sees a pimple. If we could all be so lucky :}


CatchBeautyNo Gravatar August 10, 2010 at 5:06 am

Just stumbled on this post. Very interesting indeed.


MaryNo Gravatar August 10, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Thanks :D


Laura @ bronzing powderNo Gravatar September 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I love it that these women have grown old with grace! coz it seems easy for men to grow old nad still look hot, but I feel women sometimes get a bit surgery obsesses! but Sophia Loren looks fab! love it!

I live in hope I will look this good! ha!



MaryNo Gravatar September 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Hey Laura @ bronzing powder lol…

You made a good point — it seems nowadays men are have more opportunity to age ‘gracefully’ sans surgery. What can I say, we’re a society driven by image and youth… But Sophia Loren, from the looks of it, has never done anything to her face.


sathaNo Gravatar September 17, 2010 at 3:11 am

it is so un belivable


MaryNo Gravatar September 17, 2010 at 11:17 am

Hi Satha,

If you’re referring to Sophia’s natural beauty in the age of plastic surgery, then I wholeheartedly agree!


Spa de SoleilNo Gravatar October 8, 2010 at 4:26 pm

This is very true; olive oil has amazing effects on the skin when used topically.


AnneNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Sophia Loren is definitely a very beautiful woman. However, I do not believe that she has not had surgery. If you look at her neck, there is an area under her chin and in front of her neck that shows an indentation. In other words, the skin/flesh that would go all the way from one ear down the face and across to the other ear is tucked in under the chin. That is typically a sign of cosmetic surgery, where they nip and and then tuck the skin.

The above picture also shows no wrinkling on the forehead. That is simply NOT possible — for anyone. It doesn’t matter how much pasta she eats, that she says she sleeps 12 hours a day and that she eats a lot of olive oil and puts olive oil on her skin.

Nontheless, if she had some work, I do believe it’s minor and it was done by an excellent surgeon because her face is still very recognizable as hers and she isn’t stretched out like cowhide.

Good going to Sophia Loren and may she stay that way for many years to come as a symbol to all of us aging ladies, especially the once who were once beautiful in their youth and still try to look decent. :)


MaryNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Hey Anne,

I’m not a good judge of whether someone’s had plastic surgery or not, so thank you for pointing that out! Were you referring to the taut skin under her chin? If so, then I definitely see it now. You’re right about her surgeon being good because it definitely fooled me! I see so many celebrities now whose faces have changed so drastically that it’s hard to see the resemblance between their looks now and back when they were younger. Actresses like Meg Ryan (such a shame what she did to her pretty face), Melanie Griffith, and Jennifer Grey come to mind.

And Anne, I admire women who age gracefully (free of any surgical alterations) like yourself. I don’t know how to put it into words, but there’s just something in the way they carry themselves — very classy and beautiful. There’s just so much more to beauty than tight skin and full lips. It just radiates from the inside out and you can just tell. As for myself, I plan on just taking care of my skin and whatever happens, happens.

Thanks for stopping by :D


CNo Gravatar December 24, 2010 at 2:50 am

I agree that the possibility of facial cosmetic surgery on Loren’s face is quite true.

But nonetheless, She is still strikingly beautiful for her age and as a female in general.

If there’s anything remotely real, i speculate is her hair colour. It doesn’t look gray or graying anytime… Most women by 75 as i have observed have thinning hair or very few hair growth on their heads. Her hair looks thick and luscious…


MaryNo Gravatar December 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Hi, C!

Yes, the more I look at her photo closely, the more I agree with the previous commenter, Anne. But, you’re absolutely right. She is so GORGEOUS then and now. I was actually just looking through old photos of Ms. Loren in her ‘prime’ and she was such a sight. And those curves!

And I never really paid close attention to her hair, but they are quite luscious! She has better hair than me, actually..


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