What is Grapeseed Oil?
Grapeseed oil is made from seeds left over from winemaking. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Due to the oil’s high amounts of omega chain fatty acids and vitamin E, grapeseed oil has become a popular treatment for various skin concerns.
What is Grapeseed Oil Used For?
Ongoing research surrounding grapeseed oil has shown that the ingredient can provide benefits such as increased skin moisture, softness, and bounce in the skin. Grapeseed oil helps the already present, vitamin E, and vitamin C in your skin to be more effective at treating and preserving your skin’s youthful complexion.
Grapeseed oil contains a powerful antioxidant that is called proanthocyanidin. This antioxidant is believed to help aid in skin cell turnover, helping to even out the skin if used consistently. In addition, studies have shown that consuming grapeseed oil extract orally can improve melasma and hyperpigmentation—which are both typically difficult to treat.
Thanks to the powerful antioxidants found in grapeseed oil, the use of this natural oil can help protect your skin from absorbing too many harmful UV rays. Additionally, the fatty acids that are present in the oil help to improve the skin’s moisture level by reducing transepidermal water loss while vitamin E works hard to replenish lipids that have been lost throughout the day. It’s important to note, if you suffer from oily skin, do not be afraid of using an oil on your face. Studies show that a moisture boost can actually help slow oil production, despite the common misconception that it will make your skin produce more oil.
Tips For Using Grapeseed Oil
Generally speaking, grapeseed oil is extremely simple to use. If you prefer, you can purchase pure grapeseed oil and use it in its natural form directly on your skin. Or, if you would prefer, you can add a drop of grapeseed oil to your moisturizer for your body or for your face.
If you are on the hunt for a new moisturizing mask, consider applying a generous amount of grapeseed oil to your palms and rub them together. Then, apply the oil directly to your face and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing it off with cool water.
As we mentioned above, if you would like to consume grapeseed oil orally, you can purchase the oil in liquid or capsule form. Taking grapeseed oil orally can have some great benefits to your skin over a period of time and continuous use.
Where to Get Grapeseed Oil
If you are using grapeseed oil by itself, it’s smart to look for an oil that is cold-pressed as it ensures that the active ingredients are pure and have not been chemically altered. It’s also a good idea to look for an oil that is certified organic and from a brand that you trust. Before using the product on yourself, it is recommended to conduct a patch test to ensure that your skin can tolerate it.
If you are looking for products that already contain grapeseed oil, check out the Hydrating Body Lotion or the Hand + Foot Cream from A88CBD™ for ultimate hydration and smooth skin.