The last couple of years I’ve noticed something shocking as I look into the mirror. What? Is that? Can it be …a wrinkle? I was warned this would happen. I was told it was inevitable. While I can’t go back and start wearing moisturizer and eye cream I can look for products that help reverse and diminish those pesky lines. And that’s exactly what I was doing when I stumbled upon the many benefits of grape seed oil.
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Grape seed oil is rich in an ingredient called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC). The name is not important but what it does is. OPC removes free radicals and promotes the restoration of collagen within the cells. After prolonged use, your skin should look firmer and fresher.
Grapeseed Oil Benefits
Since using this oil I’ve noticed several things happen.
1. My skin is clearer. Grape seed oil does not clog pores and is full of nutrients your skin craves.
2. My “fine lines” (nothing fine about them) appear smoother.
I also use the oil at night to get the greatest benefit because that’s when your body heals itself. Beauty sleep is real. And since it’s a light oil grapeseed oil will also absorb into your skin quickly, leaving no greasy residue.
The beauty industry knows how powerful grape seed oil is too. A $55 1oz bottle of overnight recovery oil from Caudalie is made up of mostly grapeseed oil, jojoba oil and rose essential oil.
You could pay that. Or you could buy your own 16oz grapeseed oil from Amazon for $8 and Jojoba oil for $10 and reap the same benefits.
How To Use Grapeseed Oil for Its Benefits
- As I briefly mentioned above, you can use it as a light moisturizer after washing your face. It’s non-greasy and just attacks those wrinkles at night.
- You could also use in your Oil Cleaning Routine. Essentially, it’s “washing” your face with oil to remove makeup, provide moisture, and get deep into the pores. I wrote about it extensively in my How to Wash Your Face with Oil post so check it out!
Grape seed oil is inexpensive, contains no chemicals and is effective. Try it out and after you do, come back and let me know what you think in the comments below!