Do you like grapes? I adore it, but there is one thing, driving me crazy while eating grapes – those little seeds inside, which I sometimes crunch or directly swallow. To be honest, I am not entirely happy with their slightly bitter taste.
Because it is an essential fatty acid and that the human body cannot synthesize it from other food elements.
And here comes grape seed, which is extremely rich in linoleic acid! There is more! Reading this text, you will learn:
1. What other valuable components grapeseed oil have?
2. What are grapeseed oil benefits for skin?
3. How to use grape seed oil?
Main grape seed oil compounds
By the way, did you know that the most valuable element in grapes is namely the grape seed! From that point of view, it’s not a good idea to remove seeds, while eating grapes!
And those, crunched by you are most efficient from a health perspective!
I’ve already mentioned linoleic acid – it’s worth saying a few more words about it, as it should have a separate central chapter if you were reading a book about the grape seed.
Another critical component is vitamin E – a victorious “warrior” against free radicals.
Although stressing on those two compounds, there is much more of them, like micro and macro elements, proteins, provitamin A, vitamin C an B.
All this combined is a natural treasure, which you shouldn’t miss! Let’s see why, in the next topic.
What are grape seed oil benefits for skin?
What is the outcome?
It is one of the most potent natural anti-oxidants!
It has antibacterial, anticancer, anti-aging, antiviral, anti-inflammation, immune system boosting properties!
Do you need more proof? Here it is! Grapeseed oil is used in many natural cosmetic formulas, like nourishing, hydrating creams, liquid and bar soaps, masks for sensitive and dry skin, face wrinkles, skin lightening, etc.
Grapeseed oil improves the structure of the skin and makes it smooth. It regulates the function of sebaceous glands and prevents oily skin. It tightens, but doesn’t close the pores!
You can treat small cuts or skin burns.
When you apply it on your face, you could do it either non-blended or blended with essential oils.
I will give you a unique and quick solution if you don’t have grapeseed oil at home. Smash small grape cluster and mix it with 1 tablespoon honey. Apply it on your face, and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse with fresh water and add a face cream.
Here is a quick cheat sheet for you:
Is grapeseed oil good for dry skin? Yes.
Is it appropriate for skin lightening? Yes.
Are there grapeseed oil benefits for hair care? Yes.
Okay! I think you don’t need more arguments to believe how valuable for your skin could grapeseed oil be! The question here is not should you use it, but how you can take benefit from it!
How to use grape seed oil?
I will share with you 4 easy and quick homemade recipes, where grapeseed oil takes part.
Recipe #1 Anti-acne mask
You will need 1 1/2 teacup brown sugar, 1/4 teacup grapeseed oil, 1/2 teacup almond oil.
Mix all ingredients and stir well. Apply the mask to your face and neck. Leave for 15-20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Store the quantity left in glassware with a lid.
Recipe #2 Anti-aging mask
You will need 5-6 grapes, 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, 1 tablespoon honey.
Mix all ingredients in a blender, and apply the mixture to the face. Massage with circular movements for 2-3 minutes.
Leave for 15 minutes and rinse with fresh water. Honey will help to rejuvenate the skin.
Recipe #3 Dry skin mask
You will need juice from 2-3 grapes, 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, 1 teaspoon almond oil, 1egg yolk.
Blend all ingredients, massage on the skin and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. This mask will have a regenerative and tonic effect on the surface.
Recipe #4 Skin lightening mask (appropriate also for spots and freckles)
You will need 1 middle-sized peeled and ground potato, 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil, 1 tablespoon milk, and oatmeal.
Mix the first three ingredients and add oatmeal until not being too runny. Apply on the face and neck, and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. You may additionally treat with face cream.
Use (some of) these recipes at home, and you will feel the effect on your skin. If you want to jump on the next skin care level, you could pick professional beauty products with natural ingredients.
They combine the best of both worlds: quality ingredients and professionally tested blends, which enhance the advantages of all components. Leading the whole being more significant than its parts!
Are there grapeseed oil skin side effects?
The short answer is: No!
According to WebMD, it is considered safe, as some disorders may include a headache, itchy scalp, dizziness, and nausea.
If you are allergic to grapes, you should not use grape seed extract. If you have a bleeding disorder or high blood pressure, consult with a specialist.
If you take any medicines regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using grape seed extract. It could interact with drugs like blood thinners, NSAID painkillers (like aspirin, Advil, and Aleve), certain heart medicines, cancer treatments, and others.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women are recommended to avoid grape seed oil.
WATCH this short video about grape seed oil properties:
To wrap it up!
Small is big! Who would believe there is so much value in a tiny seed! Should you remember one or two messages from this text, I would suggest you the following takeaway, regarding grape seed oil: rich in linoleic acid, and vitamin E!
The decision to start using grapeseed oil with either homemade recipes or professional natural formulas is a no-brainer.
There is one more thing left, and it is from your side! TAKE ACTION! Avoid this fantastic oil at your own risk:)
I would love to hear from you! Do you (plan to) use grapeseed oil? Leave me a comment, I will answer you!