Great uses for grapeseed oil on skin
Using food products for skincare is nothing new. From coffee, avocado and even sugar, beauty-philes have used natural ingredients for years. Enter grapeseed oil. While the extraction of the oil is very complex, it is essentially produced from the tiny seeds of grapes during the wine making process. It’s been around for centuries for both medicinal and beauty treatments, and used to be a secret ingredient in traditional cosmetic products as it is gentle and easily absorbed into the skin. There are multiple ways to incorporate grapeseed oil into your beauty routine, and here are some of them.
For those who have problems with a lot of acne, grapeseed oil is known to stop the breakouts thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains linoleic acid, which strengthens cell membranes and promotes overall skin health. It also helps to prevent pores from clogging and cures existing pimples at the same time.
As we get older, we tend to start noticing dark circles under the eyes. Grapeseed oil helps bring life back into your skin naturally, as opposed to other products which sometimes contain harsh chemicals. By applying the oil daily over the course of a few weeks, you can start to see a difference under your eyes.
Speaking of getting older, grapeseed oil works wonders on wrinkles. A lot of cosmetic products use this oil as a base for creams and lotions, since it contains plenty of vitamins and has a high concentration of fatty acids which are proven to help prevent age lines. The elasticity of skin can be improved with the oil, and it minimises the prominence and size of scars as well.
And like any oil, grapeseed can moisturise - but since it’s so light, it won’t clog pores. Instead, it makes your skin super soft, and works very well for people with sensitive skin who are prone to having allergic reactions to beauty products.
So how do you use it? The easiest way is to get a grapeseed essential oil (or a bottle of regular grapeseed oil) and dab a few drops on wherever necessary. Massage it into your skin until absorbed completely and you’ll be able to feel the effects almost immediately.