Natural Skin Care: Grapeseed Oil

Made by cold pressing wine grape seeds, grapeseed oil is an odorless, pale green vegetable oil that is known for a number of health and cosmetic benefits. A rich source of vitamin E, C and D, minerals, proteins and containing powerful antioxidants procyanidolic oligomers, grapeseed oil is used in a number of skin care products. It is popularly used as a carrier or base oil in aromatherapy.

One of the highlights of grapeseed oil as a natural skin care tool is the presence of fatty acids in the oil along with the natural antioxidants. This makes it a potent tool in the anti ageing with the antioxidants working against the free radicals that destroy skin collagen and elastin leading to premature signs of aging.

The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is considerably reduced with regular use of the oil with the vitamin C in the oil increasing the collagen production in the skin. Moreover its moisturizing properties allow the skin to remain hydrated and smooth thus stemming the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and varicose veins.

The essential fatty acids in grapeseed oil such as linoleic acid and oleic acid which are essential for skin health make it a great moisturizing skin care product. Moreover the easy absorption of the oil in skin leaves the skin feeling rejuvenated and fresh.

Tissue and cell regeneration is fostered by the regular usage of grapeseed oil. Not only does it hydrate skin tissues but its moisturizing properties also help in repairing damaged skin. This is the reason that extracts of the oil is used in a number of cosmetic products including body butters, lip balms, hand and face creams.

Its benefits for combating acne are derived from its anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Not only does applying grapeseed oil reduce the appearance of clogged pores but it is also known to tone and tighten the skin.

Blend grapeseed oil with other beneficial skin care oils such as almond oil or jojoba oil and massage it on the face and body for the best results. With regular usage this amazing skin care product will restore the glow to your face and vastly improve the overall skin texture.




Parul Solanki

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