Olive Oil and your skin

Olive oil has a beneficial effect on the skin through its oleic acid content and its Vitamin E content. Oleic acid has regenerative properties that transfer to skin cells and help to rejuvenate skin. The Vitamin E in olive oil is an antioxidant that protects skin cell membranes from damage by free radicals. Vitamin E in olive oil also heals damaged skin cells and can lessen scarring from cuts.