zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

Can Grape Seed Oil Benefit the Skin?

by
author image Sharon Therien
Sharon Therien has been writing professionally since 2007. She specializes in health writing and copywriting for websites, blogs and businesses. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher and a Reiki Master with a Certificate in Fitness and Nutrition. Therien has a Master of Arts in sociology from Florida Atlantic University.
Can Grape Seed Oil Benefit the Skin?
Grapeseed oil is absorbed quickly into the skin, making it a popular massage oil. Photo Credit Elena Elisseeva/Hemera/Getty Images

Overview

Grape seed oil is often extracted from seeds of grapes used to make wine, explain Carol and David Schiller in “Aromatherapy Oils: A Complete Guide.” This unscented oil is added to skin care products and is used as a base to dilute essential oils. Grapeseed oil can be used on its own as a cooking, massage or moisturizing oil.

Gentle on Sensitive Skin

Can Grape Seed Oil Benefit the Skin?
Grape seed oil is beneficial for people with sensitive skin. Photo Credit Jovan Nikolic/iStock/Getty Images

If you have sensitive skin or are highly allergic to skin care products, try grape seed oil. Carol and David Schiller explain that grape seed oil is beneficial for people with sensitive skin who experience reactions to other types of oils. Highly allergic people generally do not exhibit skin reactions to this oil, as they often do when using other oils, explains Nerys Purchon in “The Essential Natural Health Bible.”

Exhibits Quick Absorption Rates

Can Grape Seed Oil Benefit the Skin?
Grape seed oil is a popular choice as a massage oil. Photo Credit Yanik Chauvin/iStock/Getty Images

Grape seed oil soaks into your skin quickly, instead of leaving an oily coating on top of your skin as some oils do. This characteristic makes it a popular choice as a massage oil or skin moisturizer. Although it is a light oil, Purchon advises against its use if you have extremely oily skin.

You Might Also Like

Boasts Anti-Aging Properties

Can Grape Seed Oil Benefit the Skin?
Ingesting grape seed extract may ward off free radicals that lead to skin aging. Photo Credit Hongqi Zhang/iStock/Getty Images

Ingesting grape seed extract might ward off free radicals that can lead to aging of the skin. It does this by raising the amount of antioxidants in your blood that fight free radicals, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center website. The antioxidants in grape seed extract have been touted to safeguard the elastin and collagen in your skin, which also fights off the aging process, UMMC states. More research is needed on these claims.

May Benefit Wounds

Can Grape Seed Oil Benefit the Skin?
Wounds treated with grape seed extract healed more quickly than wounds that did not receive the extract. Photo Credit Dušan Kostić/iStock/Getty Images

With the help of grape seed extract, your body might repair wounds on your skin more quickly and with fewer scars, explains Chandan Sen, co-author of a 2002 study at Ohio State University, published in "Free Radical Biology and Medicine." The researchers applied grape seed extract to wounds on the skin of animals and humans and found that wounds treated with grape seed extract healed more quickly that wounds that did not receive the extract.

Related Searches

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

References

Demand Media