Benefits of Olive Oil On Skin Health

You can't call Susie a beauty freak but more a less someone who wants to looks beautiful without spending big bucks on it. She believes that the skin is one of the most important part of the body and to feel confident and look great, you must have healthy skin too. Check out what she has to say on her website.

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Olive oil is one of the most sought after natural oils for skin care. In fact olive oil has been used as an ancient remedy for skin care during the Egyptian civilization and it is still widely used today. Everything from stretch mark therapy, acne therapy and anti-aging therapy have been used for a long time. The general population will most likely use olive oil as a food condiment but in fact, it has far more use than just a dip with bread or on your plate of spaghetti.


The most expensive olive oil product is usually labeled as “extra virgin” or “cold pressed”. This is because extra virgin olive oil is extracted from the first pressing of olives. It is not processed and it is the purest of olive oil extract. So if you are buying any bottle of extra virgin olive oil for cooking, you’ll be pleased to know that it is the healthiest type of oil for cooking. Even skin products labeled as “extra virgin” are more expensive, have more nutritional compounds for skin health and are far better at helping to improve the appearance of your skin.

So what are the benefits of olive on skin health?

Anti-inflammatory Properties

There are a variety of antioxidants in olive oil including Vitamin A and E but the most potent compound is hydroxytyrosol. Hydroxytyrosol is a very rare but potent antioxidant found in olive oil that prevents free radical damage on skin cells. This compound also absorbs deeply into the skin and is suitable for all skin types. For this reason, olive oil has very potent anti-inflammatory properties and used in a variety of products

  • Anti-aging and anti-wrinkle cream due to the high content of antioxidants in olive oil makes it particularly useful.

Moisturizing Properties

As explained earlier, olive oil is abundant in antioxidants. These antioxidants work really well as moisturizers. One of the main reasons why olive oil works really well as a moisturizer is the hydrophilic properties of these antioxidants which allow it to form a protective barrier trapping moisture on your skin. Lots of skin products used various synthetic chemical that do moisturizer but they clog your pores and are carcinogenic in some cases. For this reason, olive oil can be applied on your face. In addition to that, its deep penetrating properties not only moisturize your skin but also help brighten your skin.

To use olive oil on your face, just follow these simple steps:

  • Wash your face with water thoroughly.
  • Apply a layer of olive oil moisturizer on your face just before you go to sleep.

Alternatively, you can create a moisturizing face mask with olive oil, honey and egg. Leave it on your face for 15 minutes daily. You will begin to see results even after a few days of application. If you are not sure how to make face mask, there are plenty of methods to make your face mask

Skin Exfoliator

Exfoliating skin helps remove clogged pores and dead skin cells. But why use olive oil? One of the main reasons is because it does not clog pores. The other reason is because it smoothens your skin texture and softens your skin due to its intrinsic antioxidant properties. all

I’m sure some of you have heard of baking soda being used as skin exfoliators. For those not too fancy about using them, fortunately there is a less messy way of exfoliating your skin the natural way. Just mix a little bit of olive oil and sea salt on your palm. Use extra virgin olive oil for best results. Rub it evenly and then apply it over dry skin to remove dead skin cell layers. If you don’t want to use sea salt you can opt to use sugar as well in the mixture. It is best to use salt and olive oil mixture on your face. Sugar and olive oil mixture is best used on the body.

This will allow healthier and younger skin to grow upwards and replace dead skin. Do this every week and you will be on your way to healthier and younger looking skin.

Final Words

So there you go, three very important uses of olive oil on your skin. Olive oil is very gentle and non-irritating even on the most sensitive of skin. Just remember to stay away from from cheap shoddy products that imitate olive oil products as olive oil is very easy to fake. 


  1. Very good article and thanks for the tip about staying away from cheap shoddy products that imitate olive oil products.
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  2. Jennifer says:

    I tuly agree that adding Extra Virgin Oil to our daily beauty regimen can help in the anti-aging therapy. In fact, I use it to remove make-up and as a moisturizer. However, I also use anti aging cream for my face. Then again, I guess we can also minimize deeper wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity if we control the environmental causes of aging. We just have to use our due diligence when choosing the skin products and anti-wrinkle creams. Adding a daytime antioxidant moisturizer in our daily regimen with Vitamin C and E, niacinamide, green tea, and alpha lipoic acid. These ingredients can minimize the damage caused by the sun.

  3. Thanks for the tip suse. Never knew Olive Oil had such curative properties. Thought only Coconut Oil and Shea butter could work on stretch marks. Definitely working with this

  4. Oh, yes the benefits of olive oil are truly amazing. The only problem is that pure oil is quite expensive and many get trapped for the fake ones. Just to add on to its benefits, its really good for massaging onto infants and kids.
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  5. Anna Johnson says:

    Hi Susie,
    Nice article on the benefits of using Olive oil, it really is another of natures miracle products, and as many more uses apart from skincare and cooking as I’m sure you know.
    Acne sufferers should also be aware of the benefits of Tea Tree oil and Manuka honey. They are both excellent at getting rid of acne bacteria, and Manuka honey as well as leaving the skin wonderfully soft can also be eaten for even more healthy benefits, and very yummy it is too. :-)

    All of these are good natural alternatives to powerful meds, sadly none of them come particularly cheap

  6. Shamily San says:

    Hey, I started to use extra virgin olive oil the cold supressed one and I’m just wondering how long it takes to clear acne scars?

  7. Olive oil is known for its health capabilities, not doubt that would be helpful to the skin.

  8. I loved your tips Susie. Very few people know the importance of olive oil as an exfoliator and by spreading the knowledge you are doing a very great job. Not only skin, but olive oil is good for the organs and physical wellbeing. Consuming olive oil reduces chances of cardiovascular diseases. Also, it acts as anit depression food. Olive oil prevents DNA damage and reduces chances of breast cancer too. Skin reflects the internal health and well being of a person and thus, as Olive oil heals internally, its consumption or application improves the health and apperance of a person.

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