The olive oil skin benefits were well-known among ancient peoples. Liquid gold, as Homer once metaphorically described it. The Phoenicians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used it as an anti-aging remedy. They also used it to treat wounds and to moisturize dry skin. Olive oil is very rich in vitamins, minerals, natural fatty acids and antioxidants. It prevents skin aging, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Nourishes, rejuvenates and protects the skin. Rich in vitamin E, A, polyhenols and phytosterols, olive oil helps prolong youth, hydrates the skin, maintains its elasticity and softness. Polyphenols and phytosterols neutralize the free radicals that cause so much skin damage in the human population.