Grapeseed Oil For Acne – Benefits and Uses

Grapes are considered one of the most popular fruits in the world and are sometimes called „ fruit of the gods.“ Apart from being tasty, the grapes are also very healthy, so it is recommended for everyone to consume them, especially for people suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

The grape contains quercetin, a substance that regulates blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart attack, and is also filled in polyphenols and tannin, substances that can prevent the appearance of various tumors. The largest number of useful ingredients is found in black grape seeds, which are considered to be excellent for detoxication.

Grapes contain about 17 percent of natural, easily digestible sugars, which can quickly compensate the energy.

In addition to being able to reduce the risk of some diseases, grapes are an indispensable ingredient in many cosmetic products. Various scientific studies have confirmed that these fruits contain ingredients that can fight free radicals which destroy skin cells and are most responsible for its aging.

Ingredients found in grapes stimulate circulation, preserve the natural elasticity and moisture of the skin and give it a youthful appearance.

Grapeseed oil

Grapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes, usually wine grapes. Experts say that you should never throw away grape seeds because they are the healthiest part of the grapes.

Grapeseeds are well known for their potent antioxidant activity because they can fight free radicals that are unbelievable bad for the human organism. Having too many free radicals can lead to cancer or some chronic disease.

Acne

Acne is a common skin disorder and mostly occur in the form of pimples, stains, and blackheads – they occur on the face, neck, and back. Usually, it is caused by increased sebum – an oil that protects the skin.

Acne is a common for teenagers because of their hormone imbalance and the enhanced activity of the glands. Then the skin becomes dried, bacteria accumulate in the pores, and they block the normal work of the skin. This process prevents balanced sebum secretion.

Pimples are created, and bacteria grow in closed pores, which causes more irritation, followed by skin eruption – acne!

If you look at your cosmetic shelves, you will find that in many of your cosmetic products for acne there is grapeseed oil as an ingredient. It can be found in sunscreen, moisturizing creams, tonics, etc. 

Benefits

The oil has two primary purposes: cosmetic and culinary. When you want to cook with this oil, find the one that is labeled as culinary grapeseed oil.

Grape seed oil is an essential ingredient in many hair care products, creams, and lotions. It can be used in the treatment of acne and many other skin problems. Due to its structure, it is quickly absorbed, and it regenerates and nourishes the skin. But, besides of this cosmetic properties, grapeseed oil has many other benefits.

1. Prevents high blood pressure

Grapeseed oil is filled with antioxidants (like linoleic acid). These substances can protect the blood vessels from becoming damaged, (that can prevent high blood pressure in future)

2. Boost immune system and lowers cholesterol

Grapeseed oil contains high levels of vitamin E, which is also a powerful antioxidant. This vitamin can boost the immune system, and it can stimulate the production of the new cells in the body.

3. Fighting Alzheimer’s disease and cancer

Grapeseed oil has been shown to help delay the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Some research has shown that using this oil can reduce the number of cells that are responsible for Alzheimer’s disease. Some components found in grapeseed oil are known to slow the growth of cancer cells – without the side effects. This process is especially useful in prostate cancer.

4. Helps with wounds and swelling

Grape seeds have also been found to speed up the healing process when the body has some injuries. Grape seeds can also help after surgery, to reduce swelling that can occur sometimes.

5. For beautiful hair and better skin with no acne

Grapeseed oil is known to help boost hair growth, leaving it smooth, silky and healthy. This oil is perfect for moisturizing and conditioning dry hair, because it is very light, and has no smell. If you use it regularly, you can prevent hair loss, dandruff, and weakened hair.

Grapeseed oil is used abundantly in cosmetic industry because it has potent antioxidant properties which can clean the acne, nourish the skin and work to delay skin aging by minimizing damage caused by free radicals. This oil can protect skin from sun damage, age spots, diminish wrinkles and stretch marks.

It can also tighten the skin because it has astringent properties.  The linoleic acid that is found in grapeseed oil can reduce acne, eczema, and dermatitis. Also, grapeseed oil has vitamin E – the component that helps the skin stay smooth and firm.

Grapeseed oil, even though it is oil, it is not so greasy and hard on the skin.

Uses

Aromatherapy which is based on amazing nutritive properties of essential oil and it is best natural and efficient way to fight acne. Among many known therapeutic properties of essential oils is an antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent properties. Grapeseed oil is among those who have all this and much more. This oil is well known for successfully fighting problems of the skin.

This oil can be used separately or mixed with some other oil. For example, it can be combined with base oils or natural gels and directly applied to the pimples or stains. Essential oils should not exceed 2% in solution. You can even mix grapeseed oil to make a skin toner (mixed with some water and alcohol), or you can combine it with the clay to make face masks.

Conclusion

Grapeseed oil has a significant number of healing properties but is also suitable for treating acne because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. One of the things that separate this oil is that it is not so greasy so it can cleanse the pores, simultaneously hydrating the skin.

Recipe: mix ten drops of essential oil of grapeseed oil, seven drops of tea tree essential oil, three drops of essential oil of geranium and 30ml aloe vera gel. Pour first the aloe vera gel into a glass jar and add essential oils, then stir the mixture well. In small quantities apply a small amount to the parts of the skin that are affected with acne.

Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and lips. You can save the rest in a dark jar, and every time before using it, mix the product.