Hello everyone! Welcome back to the La Tinaja del Gourmet Blog. In this post we are going to explain the benefits of olive oil for the skin. And specifically, if these are suitable for applying olive oil to the face.

Olive oil benefits for skin

Surely many of you have heard that olive oil has very beneficial properties for our health.

Olive oil, and especially picual olive oil, has antioxidants of plant origin that provide the body with the ability to delay the oxidation of cells due to free radicals. Thus, if we apply olive oil on the face, it would help slow down its aging and the appearance of wrinkles.

In addition, olive oil is a vitamin complex that nourishes the skin and therefore looks more beautiful. It has vitamins A and E that provide elasticity and keep the skin smooth. It also contains vitamin D and K, the latter widely used by the cosmetic industry for the treatment of dark circles.

On the other hand, olive oil has been shown to be a natural anti-inflammatory and that it can aid in wound healing. In addition, it could help in the hydration of the skin since it can be occlusive and thus retain moisture in the epidermis. Although this last property is not tested and proven one hundred percent.

Benefits of olive oil for your skin

Not in all cases there are benefits. We all have different skin than someone else might have. If, for example, you have oily or acne-prone skin, the benefit that the application of olive oil can bring you is not sure.

With this type of skin, it is recommended to avoid clogging the pores as much as possible and olive oil is slightly comedogenic (with the potential for clogging the pores of the skin).

It is best to consult with your dermatologist if this is your case, try a few days if he recommends it, and see how the skin reacts. The application of olive oil will not pose a risk to the health of your skin and thus you will see its effectiveness.

It is also possible that despite having oily skin or that tends to acne, if you mix olive oil with other ingredients as a mask and that help in the treatment, then any clogging of the skin pores is avoided.

Does it help hydration of the skin?

The hydration of our skin depends on whether it can retain moisture in the epidermis area of it and therefore stay hydrated. For this you need what is called occlusion or plugging of the pores in order not to let moisture escape.

Does olive oil for the skin fulfill this function? has not been determined. It is known that it is an oil, as we have already mentioned, moderately comedogenic and therefore it can be effective to some extent in the occlusion of the pores. However, the extent to which it acts as a true moisture-retaining occlusive has not been determined.

Uses and application

So, you have made up your mind and want to apply olive oil to your face to nourish it, keep it smooth and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. You will be able to use it in a topical and very simple way.

Simply moisten a cotton ball with a few drops of olive oil and rub it in circles as a massage over the skin so that it is slightly impregnated. With another cotton we remove the excess oil that has remained once applied.

Also, the ideal is to apply olive oil on the face before going to sleep so that it acts during the night, or at home if we are not going to go out shortly.

It is not recommended to apply it if you are going to go out since the action of the sun’s rays on the skin impregnated in oil could be harmful. In addition to the annoyance of going outside with a feeling of fat on your face.

You can also apply olive oil to cleanse your skin or as a make-up remover. As before, we moisten a cotton ball in a few drops of olive oil and pass it in circles all over the face. With the exception of the eye contour, for which we will use another element such as chamomile, for example.


In short, we find very beneficial properties in olive oil: it has antioxidants that prevent skin aging, helps heal wounds, nourishes it, and could hydrate it.

However, the key is in how your skin reacts when you apply olive oil. If they benefit or on the contrary, the treatment must be interrupted. Without a doubt, if your skin tolerates it, olive oil for the face can be very beneficial, a cheap and home remedy, as well as healthy.

See you in the next post!

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In this post we explain if it is beneficial to apply olive oil on your skin, and specifically on the face.
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