Grapeseed oil benefits:
There are many uses of grapeseed oil for skin such as:
Anti Aging - Grapeseed oil contains Oligomeric Procyanidin which is an incredibly strong antioxidant, approximately 50 times stronger than vitamin C and E.
It provides protection against cell and tissue damage that is caused by free radicals. Grapeseed oil helps to tighten and tone skin because it is mildly astringent.
Grapeseed oil also contains Proanthocyanidins that help in reducing the sun's damaging effects, and also lessen free radical damage.
Dry scalp - Grape seed oil contains linoleic acid which provides protection against moisture loss when applied to your skin.
Varicose Veins - Grape seed oil can strengthen and repair damaged/broken capillaries and blood vessels. Thus it can improve blood circulation and relieve conditions like, varicose or spider veins.
Healing Wounds - Grapeseed oil extract is rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that is very important for skin and cell membranes. Grape seed oil also contains high amounts of Vitamin E, which aids in cell membrane related injuries.
Acne and Dermatitis – Linoleic acid in Grape Seed Oil has anti-inflammatory, acne reductive, anti-allergen, and moisture retaining properties. Grapeseed oil benefits include the treatment of acne, dermatitis, allergic reactions, eczema and dry or itchy skin.
Sun Burn and Age Spots - The nutrients in Grapeseed oil extract have been found to protect against UV radiation from the sun, and have been found to lighten age spots and pigmented skin caused by UV Rays.
Piles - Haemorrhoids are caused by damaged blood vessels, they restrict the blood flow in the veins, causing collecting of blood inside the veins. Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin and Flavonoids, in grapeseed oil, help with capillary integrity.
Stretch Marks and Wrinkles – As one of the grapeseed oil benefits, the antioxidants in Grape Seed oil may reduce damage to skin cells and improve production of collagen and elastin, which is needed for strong and healthy looking skin.
Grapeseed oil for hair:
Other benefits of grapeseed oil is that it can be used for hair care.
Conditioner and Moisturizer - Grapeseed oil vs olive oil: grapseed oil is lighter and doesn't leave your hair feeling greasy. It is odourless and helps to lock in moisture and prevent split ends, frizz and brittle hair. Massage into your hair leave for ten minutes, then rinse out with cold water for a deep-conditioning treatment.
Dandruff – Other grapeseed oil benefits: It is full of emollients and nutrients that promote the growth of healthy skin cells. As a grapeseed oil skin treatment, massage grape seed oil into your scalp in a circular motion, this will loosen skin, allow the oil to be absorbed, and promote blood flow at the same time.
Reduce Hair Loss – Antioxidants in organic grapeseed oil help to block the production of DHT, which is a hormone that is the cause of hair loss.
Strengthening Hair - Vitamin E in grape seed oil helps to build tissue and lineolic acid promotes hair and skin growth. For brittle or weak hair, treating it with grape seed oil can help to restore it’s strength and shine.
There are many other grapeseed oil hair treatments.
Anyone allergic to grapes, might not be able to use grapeseed oil. If you are taking anticoagulant medications to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, then you should rather confirm with your physician before using any kind of grape seed oil for medicinal purposes.
Grapeseed oil may also enhance the effects of blood thinners such as warfarin when used as a supplement.
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