Grapes are a powerhouse of nutrients and have long been a staple in the Mediterranean diet. They are depicted in ancient art as delicacies of the rich and elite - and it's no surprise since this tiny fruit packs a powerful punch! Grapeseed oil is no different. While consumption of grapeseed oil for cooking has mixed reviews, it's an amazing oil to add to your skincare lineup.
Grapeseed oil is one of the few oils that works for breakout prone skin and won't clog pores. If you suffer from acne, this is a superb base oil to use for homemade cleansers and serums. It's also nice as an after-shower moisturizer for the face and decollete.
Grapeseed oil is high in vitamin E which is an important antioxidant that many people lack. Antioxidants offer cellular protection from toxins that often lead to aging, dry, or lifeless skin. Not to mention collagen breakdown and sagging. Plus it's high in fatty acids which also promote skin health and adds moisture back into the cells.
Moisture is key for skincare! Think about it this way, does a rose petal crease with lines when it's plump and moist? No. But once the rose petal dries out, it becomes fully lined and wrinkly, sometimes even cracking a part. The same goes for your skin - all your skin - even your private lady parts. If you let your skin dry out, the results won't be pretty. Keep your skin moist and healthy!
If you're interested in purchasing Grapeseed oil, buy cold-pressed, organic oil. It should have a light olive green color and smell like the earth. Use it liberally and enjoy the benefits of mother nature!
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