What Makes Olive Oil for Skin Work So Well? And When Is It Not The Best Choice?

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real the beauty benefits of olive oil for skin careUsing olive oil for skin care and beauty is very convenient and affordable. It can also be very effective. And due of its popularity, it has been experimented with by millions of people, and researched extensively, so we know how it works and why. I have experimented with it a lot too. Here’s what I’ve found….

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First, I’ll explain what makes it so effective for skin care and beauty. Then, I’ll explain why it isn’t always the best option for every person or every skin condition.

The Elements Of Olive Oil That Make
It So Great For Skin Care

Every oil is unique in its own way. Part of what piqued my interest in homemade skin care was wanting to learn about all the different types of oils and what they can be used for.

I’m not a scientist, but I have studied the benefits of certain vitamins and minerals for all skin types. Following are the components in olive oil that make it so effective, especially for dry skin:

  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Phenols
  • Squalene
  • Vitamin A

Vitamin E

One of the most practical applications of Vitamin E in skin care is its ability to extend the life of the oil. As far as beauty is concerned, Vitamin E helps to reduce wrinkles by maintaining skin elasticity through collagen production. It also helps your skin heal scars by interfering with the creation of free radicals.

Compared to many other oils, olive oil goes rancid rather quickly, which leads me to believe that other oils have more Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

The purpose of Vitamin K in skin care products is to help rid you of dark circles under the eyes.


In terms of beauty, this compound is extremely helpful for helping to reduce inflammation on skin. It can also help to repair the kind of damage to your cells that were created by cigarette smoke, pollution, radiation, and alcohol use.


There is a small amount of this organic compound in olive oil. Its main benefit is that it balances sebum production in skin. It also protects skin because it creates a thin coating that guards it from outside elements. This, in my opinion, is one of the most unique elements of olive oil. Most carrier oils don’t have this ability and need to be blended with other oils for this benefit.

Vitamin A

This is another antioxidant that helps to regenerate your skin and improve elasticity. Vitamin A is one of the best oils for anti-aging. This is why carrot root oil (which has more Vitamin A than any other oil) is so valuable in anti-wrinkle skin care.

Why Olive Oil For Might Not Be The Best Choice For Your Skin

I LOVE olive oil, and most people can benefit from it. However, if you have oily skin, it’s a terrible option for you because it’s too heavy and will cause pimples and blackheads if used too often.

Most people can benefit from olive oil during the dry winter months on other parts of their bodies. For example, it can be used on hands almost daily.

Many people mix their salads by hand to reap the benefits of olive oil. If this isn’t your style, follow one of these simple recipes for using olive oil on dry skin.

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What Makes Olive Oil for Skin Work So Well....And When It Might Not Be the Best Choice For You

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Susanna, The Natural Skin Care Junkie

I'm Susanna, the Natural Skin Care Junkie! I became a certified Aromatherapist at the start of the Millennium and have been making my own skin care products ever since. During my time in the world of natural skin care, I have sold my own spa line (Oriana Naturals), a natural beauty box (Flynn & Sage) and a facial care line (Conscience Beauty Lab). I have taught live courses in DIY beauty and have been helping people make their own products with this site since 2013. Happy DIY'ing! Susanna

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