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5 Uses of Grapeseed Oil for Your Skin, Face and Hair

5 Uses of Grapeseed Oil for Your Skin, Face and Hair

As the name suggests, grapeseed essential oil is derived from grape seeds which are a by-product of the winemaking process. This essential oil can be used for several different purposes which include cooking, hair care, and so on. It contains Linoleic acid which is known to be a healthy compound and could be really good for you if used regularly. You can buy grapeseed essential oil online at rouhessentials.com.

Here are a few top uses of Grapeseed Essential Oil that you can consider:

Preparing Food

If you were looking for the perfect oil to fry food items then grapeseed oil is the solution for you. Since it has a high smoking point, it is really good for frying purpose and due to its emulsification property, it acts as a good ingredient in salads and dressing.

You know what is the best part about using grapeseed oil for food preparation? It doesn’t separate when mixed with other ingredients as is the case with other oils. Also, it doesn’t affect the taste of the food which makes it the perfect oil to choose for cooking.

Preparing Food

Used as an Anti-Aging agent

Since this oil contains Vitamin E and several antioxidants, it is a good oil to prevent the signs of aging. It can take care of wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines, etc. and will leave your skin looking young and healthy again. It is also found to be effective in getting rid of dark circles, scars, spots, etc. which were left due to some wound and doesn’t leave any grease behind which makes it a good moisturizer too.

Reduce the chances of Diabetes

As this oil contains a large quantity of Linoleic acid, which is a known fatty acid that can prevent Diabetes, the use of this oil regular can also help you from contracting diabetes. Also, due to its anti-inflammatory property, it can soothe any swelling or pain that you might suffer from in the case of arthritis.

Reduce the chances of Diabetes

Act as a Sunscreen

As we have already discussed that this oil is rich in antioxidants which are responsible for stopping the free radical skin cells movement due to the harmful exposure to the sun, so you can also use this oil as a sunscreen. It will protect you from the sun’s exposure and will replenish your skin cells if there is any damage caused to your skin.

Improving your Immune System

Grapeseed Oil is rich in Vitamin E which can protect you from a lot of cancer diseases. It helps in cell regeneration and helps in the healing process. It is also known to fight the various blood circulation problems and the antioxidants present in it make sure that there is an efficient blood circulation and helps to avoid any blood pressure problem. This oil has been found to be helpful in making your immune system stronger which will, in turn, help you from contracting a lot of other diseases.

Acts as a Skin Toner

You can also use this oil as a toner since it is known to be a mild astringent in nature and is really quick in toning your skin cells.

Improving your Immune System

The Beauty Beat: Week of 7-19-12

The Beauty Beat: Week of 7-19-12

Life is hectic and expensive for me these days. I wish I could get my hands on every fashion magazine on the newsstands, but time and money are precious. Luckily, sites like Pinterest and beauty bloggers allow me to keep on top of what’s hot in the beauty/skincare world without a dime out of my pocket.

Plus, these sources are skim-friendly. Not every post I come across is spectacular, but some really have made a difference in my routine or personal style. Below, I cover the stand-out beauty-related posts and share my two cents along with the original link.

Inspiration Pics

pink hair

Okay, I’ll never go through all the trouble required to make my hair look like this, but looking at it makes my inner Barbie smile. Found this one under the Pinterest user “Hair & Beauty”.

Makeup

Blue Eyes

This look from Makeup and Dreams is dramatic yet flattering. I love how the blue liner on the lower lids opens up her eyes.  I want to try this!

eye liner

Yes! Thank you, 30 media. This changes everything. No more lumpy or uneven lines. The perfect cat-eye can be done.

eye makeup

Another dramatic yet refreshing eye look from Eye-Make-Up. Everything is perfect: the false lashes, the groomed and perfectly-arched brows, the graduation of color, and the highlighting. Well done!

sunset shadow

Beautylish.com shows off some awesome sunset inspired makeup. The lips look nice but the eyes are killer! I would love to wear this look to a party.

dupes

It’s not necessary to pay big bucks for flattering pigments and textures. At makeuploversunite.tumblr.com all the drugstore versions of your favorite high-end brands are listed and compared. I’m pleasantly surprised.

Nails

easy polish

http://madtownmacs.blogspot.com/2012/07/perfect-polish-every-time.html?spref=fb&m=1

This chick uses basic Aquaphor (or you could use Vaseline) to get an effortlessly perfect polish every time. Genius!

pink leapard

Alyssa Peters, or ’Nails’ on Pinterest, posted her awesome twist on leopard print nails. The gray-blue and salmon pink work surprisingly well together. It doesn’t look too difficult to imitate either. Just a coat of salmon pink, some gray-blue splotches dotted on top, and a nail art pen in black to trace the edges.

batman nails

Yes! Yes! I am pleased with this. Batman and pink are two of my favorite things. Thank you, My Opera!

Hair

hair mask

With the dry fall coming up, I need to get back into a routine of replenishing moisture to my hair. Most masks have like ten different ingredients and unnecessary filler, but this recipe is simple and clearly has everything you need for a nourishing hair treatment.

voluminous pony

I’m really bad at styling my hair and hesitant to work a ponytail because of my round face.  Fortunately, Hair Brained Beauty at Tumblr provides this step-by-step voluminous ponytail cheat sheet. This hairstyle is classy enough for work and school yet cute enough for a date. Love it.

braid pony

Another gorgeous, effortless ponytail from iknowhair.com. It looks great with a cute hairband.

Skincare

diy-microdermabrasion

Haven’t tried this one yet, but the blogger from dumpyourfrump.com claims it works as well at smoothing her skin as her previous professional treatments. Any chance to get the same results for the price of a box of baking soda is certainly intriguing.