In my last post, I talked about my acne story and what were the tips and tricks that worked for me.In the same post, I talked about grapeseed oil and a lot of people texted me or DMed asking if it really works and how they could incorporate it into their routine.So, I thought instead of answering everyone individually I could write a post about it and also recommend some products that worked for me.
what is grapeseed oil?
The oil is a by-product of winemaking and is extracted from the seeds of grapes typically winemaking grapes. It is a polyunsaturated oil and contains beneficial compounds such as linoleic acid(around 69%), it (linoleic acid)is a common ingredient in skin care products as it contains many beauty benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties, reducing acne, retaining moisture in the skin.
benefits & uses of grapeseed oil?
Say goodbye to panda eyes!
It helps you in reducing your dark circles. It has powerful antioxidant properties that can help you in this aspect. You can use it as an under eye treatment in your night routine.
Skin – Balancing
It might seem counter-intuitive to use an oil to treat oily skin but that is exactly what grape seed oil is used for. It is one of those miracle products that can be used for every single skin type, using a non-comedogenic type of moisturizer such as grapeseed oil will provide the nourishment your skin needs and help to rebalance your skin.
Perfect for sensitive skin.
Many people with sensitive skin can’t use regular moisturizers or lotions as they’re packed with ingredients that can cause itchy red inflammation. But grapeseed oil is safe and should not cause allergic reactions in most people, as it’s considered one of the hypo-allergenic oils.
It contains natural astringent properties, it results in skin toning and skin tightening.
Helps reducing wrinkles and scars
A large number of cosmetic companies use grapeseed oil as a base of their creams and lotions, this is because the oil contains vitamin D and antioxidants that will help to reduce fine wrinkles and lines over time without making the skin feel heavy.
Healing & prevention of acne
The oil has polyphenols which contain anti-inflammatory properties that would help the blemishes in healing up, while the astringent properties of the oil help in preventing the acne from reoccurring.
Products that I would recommend?
Comment below if you try these products or if any other grapeseed product works wonder for you!!
Until next time, XOXO!