Grapeseed Oil for Oily Skin

Ok, when I first heard about this, I have to admit – the concept of putting more oil on my face did NOT sound appealing.

By the end of a normal day, I have a forehead you could fry chips on. Nice. Looking on the positive side, this is supposed to mean that I’ll get less wrinkles…

Anyway, I’m going grapeseed. Before I start my experiment, here’s a little info about this awesome oil…

Grapeseed Oil – Vitis Vinifera

  • Grapeseed Oil has antioxidant properties, meaning that it can prevent skin pores from clogging up. This is why we get those epic face-monsters, and it’s the main reason why some of us have acne-prone skin.
  • Regular application of the oil can help with not only preventing acne, but also with curing any existing breakouts – thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Dark eye-bags are the worst. Whether you had a heavy night or like me you’ve had them ever since you were a child, grapeseed oil can help reduce the appearance and puffiness that the bags bring. Dab onto the delicate under-eye area.
  • Dab the oil onto lines and wrinkles too and get rid of that stupidly expensive cream!
  • The astringent properties of grapeseed oil help to tone and tighten the skin, which again is great for the ‘oilies’!
  • Finally, because the oil is so light and easily absorbed, it actually makes a really good moisturiser. It doesn’t leave any residue and it’s great for sensitive skins too.

 

So we know about the benefits, now we want to see results right?! Here’s where I step in as Chief Guinea Pig 🙂

Photo on 02-07-2014 at 11.00
Before… Oily (Although since I’ve almost completely stopped drinking a couple of weeks ago, not as red as it was!)

Here is a picture of me today – I’m not going to share one with no make-up on because we are nowhere near Halloween yet. I’ve got BB cream and a bit of concealer on, and as it’s a few hours since I washed my face, I’m starting to get a bit greasy…

For the next week, I am going to apply grapeseed oil at least once per day, and see what happens.

I don’t know if it will make a lot of difference with my eye-bags because they appeared when I was 4 and have not left since…

Anyway, to the bathroom! See you in a week!

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