Grapeseed oil is a powerful although simple and relatively inexpensive treatment that can improve your skin’s appearance and reduce some signs of aging with little risk. The oil is a by-product of making wine and comes from the pressed seeds of grapes. It’s loaded with omega chain fatty acids and vitamin E, and it helps the vitamin E and vitamin C in your skin to be more efficient and effective at preserving your skin. Did we mention grapeseed oil is not only anti-inflammatory but also antimicrobial, and antioxidant?
All these properties make grapeseed oil a popular moisturizer to improve skin’s softness and elasticity. Use pure grapeseed oil as a serum on your face, applying it before bed. Or mix a drop of grapeseed oil in your favorite moisturizing face and body creams to help seal the moisture into your skin.
You’ll probably see best results by mixing grapeseed oil with essential oils and using it consistently on your face as an overnight moisturizer. Combining grapeseed oil with essential oils, like frankincense or lavender, might make your skin extra soft. Put a few drops of juniper, frankincense, and lavender together in an ounce of grapeseed oil for a mask and leave it on a relaxing, spa-like treatment.
The antioxidant ingredient in grapeseed oil is proanthocyanidin. Using this on your skin consistently may even out skin tone and help protect your skin from absorbing the full damage of UV rays.
The proven antimicrobial properties of grapeseed oil have prompted some people to use it to treat acne outbreaks. Grapeseed oil makes your skin clearer by attacking bacteria that can get deep into your pores and cause breakouts.
There is little risk trying it out for your skin unless you are allergic to grapeseed oil. Before you apply grapeseed oil to your face, try a spot test on a part of your skin that’s less visible, such as your wrist or ankle. Wait 24 hours after the spot test to make sure that your skin can tolerate grapeseed oil and you have no reaction to the oil.
Here are two more ways to try out the amazing effectiveness of grapeseed oil:
To tighten sagging neck skin, use grapeseed oil to increase collagen production to firm skin. The oil’s fatty acids improve tone and texture. Massage 2 drops of grapeseed oil onto the neck with upward strokes. Use twice a day for results in 4 weeks.
Apply a grapeseed oil rub to minimize the appearance spider veins caused by pregnancy or standing on your feet for long periods of time. Mix grapeseed oil and rosemary and lemongrass essential oils. The antioxidant proanthocyanidins will help strengthen veins and capillary walls, and it also reduces inflammation and promotes healthy blood flow. The rosemary and lemongrass essential oils both improve blood circulation to speed results.
In a bowl, combine 1 Tbs of grapeseed oil with 3 drops of rosemary essential oil and 3 drops of lemongrass essential oil. Massage onto affected areas twice a day and let the mixture absorb into the skin to see results in three weeks.