Grapeseed Oil for Skin

For the past 9 days, I’ve been using Grapeseed Oil on my face after washing, morning and night. Grapeseed Oil (referred to as GSO in this post hereafter) is an oil derived from grapes. Used on the skin, there are many benefits.  I’ve listed a few below:

1. Helps with acne. I know what you’re thinking: Won’t an oil clog your pores? Natural oils are actually good for your skin and do quite the opposite, penetrating your skin and delivering nutrients. GSO has fatty acids and antioxidants to prevent pores from clogging, as well as improve the condition and texture of your skin.

2. Tightens your skin. GSO contains astringent which is great for toning and tightening.

3. Minimize Aging of the Skin. The antioxidant properties contained in GSO are excellent for minimizing skin aging.

To use:

Wash your face with your regular cleanser.

If you use a toner, use that now.

Apply your serums/skin treatments.

Lastly, apply GSO to your skin. A little goes a long way. Massage gently into the skin until absorbed.

P.S. Another benefit is that, if you suffer from oily skin, using this oil (or other natural oils), will keep your skin from overcompensating its oil production because it won’t be dry or dehydrated. Try it for 2 weeks, you’ll notice a significant improvement!

Where can you buy GSO? I got mine from Camden Grey online. You can also do a search on Amazon.com, as they have it, in addition to many health food stores/supermarkets.

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The Importance of Washing Your Face at Night

 

 

I’ve heard it many times. To be honest, I’ve DONE it many times – gone to bed without washing my face. Whether you wear makeup or not (but ESPECIALLY if you wear makeup) – washing your face before bed is essential. Here is why:

 

1. Cleansing your skin before bed will reduce the presence of clogged pores, thus the acne-causing bacteria will not thrive, and this means no breakouts for you.

2. When you’re sleeping, the skin is also at rest & skin regeneration occurs. Removing dirt and debris from your skin before bed allows this process to just flow. Don’t “block” your skin at this time.

3. Moisturizing lotions/creams will evaporate from your skin during the day, so when you wash your skin and reapply moisturizer at night, you are keeping your skin hydrated and moist. (Don’t be fooled – even oily skin can be dehydrated – trust me, I know!)

 

Once I’ve learned the above, I always wash my face at night no matter how tired I am. No matter what time it is, no exceptions. If you have to, keep some cleansing wipes by your bed or in your bag. No excuses! (Lol)

You can have great skin but you have to do your part!! 🙂