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It is well known that anti-oxidants have a beneficial effect on skin health, since they help prevent the damage caused by free radicals on skin tissue. Olives are high in antioxidants, which help ward off harmful free radicals that can lead to skin diseases and cancers. However, olives also contain relatively high amounts of beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A.

Vitamin A helps your skin maintain the proper neutral pH, which is essential for maintaining a healthy, radiant skin tone. Moreover, olives contain vitamin E which play an important role in stimulating skin regeneration and providing skin protection. Therefore the combined effect can help maintain a healthy, smooth and young skin.