When you think of facial oils, most people would shy away from slathering on any sort of oil on their faces for fear of clogging pores. What people do not know is that not all facial oils are the same, so even if you have oily skin you can test out certain facial oils to see if they suit you. For let’s face it, facial oils are extremely beneficial and effective and today we’re introducing you to a new facial oil we came across; grapeseed oil! Grapeseed oil is an anti-aging powerhouse that will firm, clarify and hydrate your skin without clogging your pores or causing you discomfort. Read below to learn more about its usage and benefits.
Derived from the seeds of grapes obviously; grapeseed oil has amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties and therefore should suit all skin types. It also boasts an impressive concentration of Vitamin E and linoleic acid, which are omega chain fatty acids that offer treatments to various skin problems.
1 || Treats Acne
Due to its anti-microbial properties people swear by grapeseed oil for the treatment of acne. It simply seeps into the pores to treat and clarify, and it’s also known to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. I think I’m already sold!
2 || Evens Out Skin Tone
Grapeseed oil includes a powerful antioxidant called proanthocyanidin which works on making the skin tone more even and reduces the appearance of scarring. It protects the skin from sun damage and it has also been known to improve symptoms of melasma and hyperpigmention when taken orally.
3 || Enhances Elasticity
Research proves that grapeseed oil helps vitamins E and C work to their fullest potential thus enhancing skin’s hydration, softness and elasticity.
4 || Strengthen’s The Skin Barrier
Due to its generous amounts of vitamin E and linoleic acid, grapeseed oil strengthens the skin’s barrier and acts as a shield against harmful external factors, and free radical damage.
5 || Removes Makeup
Another cute and surprising benefit to grapeseed oil is that it removes makeup especially the long-wear kind.
6 || Conditions Hair
Grapeseed oil is a great option to use for conditioning hair using natural ingredients.
Grapeseed oil can be used in its pure form as a serum to be applied to your face as part of your nighttime routine. You can mix it with your favourite moisturiser and/or body cream. You can also slightly heat the oil prior to applying it to your face by rubbing your palms together. Finally, you can mix it with your favourite essential oils such as lavender, and frankincense and use it as a face mask or for a message if you want a relaxing spa-like experience.