Recently I was talking to a pregnant friend who was in her second trimester, and given my day job as a beauty editor, the conversation inevitably turned to skin care. She was raving about her newfound obsession with olive oil, which she had begun using on her stomach every night.
According to her, it was "the only moisturizer that actually stayed on [her] skin and kept it hydrated through the night." (I’m told this is crucial for comfort when your skin is rapidly stretching and feeling tight and itchy as a result; oh, the miracle of life.)
Anyway, as the insatiably curious skin-care nerd that I am, I decided to do some research on whether or not olive oil is actually good for your skin. Join me down my rabbit hole now, please.