Why You Might Want To Add Grapeseed Oil To Your Skincare Routine

Full of omega fatty acids and vitamin E, grapeseed oil has also been shown to have impressive anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties – a winning combination for any skincare product (by Healthline) . Many people have started using grapeseed oil to treat skin rashes. Although research has not yet confirmed the reason for its success, it can be inferred that (thanks to its antimicrobial properties) it penetrates deep into the pores to kill acne-causing bacteria.

A 2010 study published in Pharmacognosy Magazine also found that grapeseed oil has the ability to improve skin hydration, smoothness, and elasticity, and a 2004 study published in Phytotherapy Research suggests that when taken orally on a regular basis, grapeseed oil can even tone the skin and improve symptoms of hyperpigmentation. As if that weren’t enough to send us straight to the store for a bottle, a 2011 review published in Pharmacognosy Review credits grapeseed oil with protecting skin from UV rays.

Healthline notes that unless you’re allergic to grapeseed oil, it’s considered safe for almost anyone to try. You can buy the oil and apply it directly to your skin like a serum, add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer, or mix it with frankincense, juniper, and lavender oils for a super hydrating mask. It is also available in capsules if you prefer to take it orally. In this case, however, be prepared to wait a few weeks to see your dazzling results.