Olive oil has many skin and health benefits. Studies show that fatty acids in extra-virgin olive oil can protect your liver from oxidative stress. Research also proves that applying olive oil to the skin can prevent signs of photo-aging and sun damage. It’s true—usingolive oil for your skin is a thing.

Olive oil contains no carbohydrates or protein. All of its’ calories come from fat, mostly monounsaturated, making it an extremely heart healthy addition to your diet. One tablespoon of olive oil contains about 119calories and 14 grams of fat, making it a high calorie food product.

Olive oil is a liquid obtained from olives, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. It is commonly used in cooking, as a salad dressing.

Results showed that extra-virgin olive oil was the safest and most stable when heated to temperatures even higher than those commonly used for sautéing, deep-frying and baking. … We know that olive oil has a very high percentage of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

My Korean hairstylist applies olive oil on her skin at night so that her pores are smaller and skin tighter. She has younger looking skin at 65 years of age.  As with many oils, do not subject this oil to high temperature to be on the safe side.