From ancient times olive oil was highly esteemed and often served as a medium of exchange. Roman women prepared delicious dishes with it, but also used it to protect their skin from the formation of stretch marks during pregnancy.
Today the oil, extracted from the fruit of this evergreen tree, is still used for the very same purpose, and also to relieve irritated baby skin. The delicacy of this oil allows it to be used even around the eyes - to remove makeup or smooth out wrinkles. Even the rough areas like elbows, heels and cuticles can be easily softened with a few drops of olive "juice."
The oil from the "tree of peace" contains polyphenols and phytosterols - powerful antioxidants that eliminate oxidative stress accumulated in tissues. The little black fruit has many other benefits for the good look, which even the gentlemen could benefit from- the application of olive oil on the face before shaving, for example, reduces the risk of cuts and rashes.