Yes, you heard right! Grapes, the completely mundane snack, can do incredible things for your skin. More specifically, the oil from grape seeds has been used in traditional medicines for thousands of years. Not only does it improve overall health, it brings your skin to its optimal state. Here are 5 of the best benefits.
1. Delays Skin Aging
It might seem too good to be true but grape seed oil can really delay skin aging. With a high level of antioxidants, it minimises any damage done by free radicals and leaves your skin looking younger. Grape seed oil is also rich in OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidins) which can help restore collagen to firm up your skin.
2. Protection Against Sun Damage
Grape seed oil has been shown to reduce the adverse effects of UV rays on the skin. UVA and UVB rays typically increase the development of free radicals in your skin, promoting skin damage and sunburn. Hence, by reducing free radicals, grape seed oil offers protection against sun damage. Grape seed oil has been given an SPF rating of 4 as a sunscreen ingredient.
3. Soothe and Repair the Skin
Grape seed oil contains linoleic acid which can be beneficial to a range of skin problems. For instance, linoleic acid can help relieve acne, eczema and dermatitis. With vitamin E as well, grape seed oil helps to nourish, soothe and repair the skin so that it stays smooth and firm.
4. Relieve and Prevent Acne
Grape seed oil also contains polyphenols which provide anti-inflammatory properties that help the skin heal blemishes such as acne. It also has astringent properties which prevent bacteria from causing acne.
5. Treat Oily Skin
It might not make sense at first when you consider if oil can treat oily skin. However, if your skin is dry, it’s reacts by increasing the oiliness. Grapeseed oil balances the moisture in your skin to ensure that it doesn’t overproduce or underproduce oil.
Who would have thought that the everyday grape could have so many benefits for the skin! Fortunately, Bahama Brown features grape seed oil as one of its many healing superfoods. There’s never been a tan your skin loves so much.
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