Grapeseed Oil: Bottled Magic?
I used to utilize sunflower oil, but recently switched to grapeseed oil. And I am sooooo happy for this change up! A little birdie told me that it is packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients, but I always have my doubts when people go on and on about the purported health benefits of a given substance.
I will say that I add in a few drops of tea tree oil whenever I whip up a new batch of my cleansing mixture, simply because it really quells breakouts and bumps.
Now, I did try using it as a moisturizer and it is...okay. Not the best but not the worst either. If you don't have an actual moisturizer on hand, it will do though. I will admit that I slather it onto my neck once a day or so, just in case it secretly helps. Hey, you never know.
Where this oil really shines though is in its cleansing abilities. In my opinion. Just to be clear. Perhaps it is sheer coincidence, but this seems to have brightened up my skin considerably. Less pimples and more softness too.
My method is to pour a dollop into my hands, warming it up a bit by smoothing it around my palms before applying to my face. And then I rub, rub, rub, just like I would do with a normal cleanser. I concentrate in on my peepers and my pout whenever I wear makeup.
Next, I take a clean face washcloth and dampen it with hot water. Not, you know, piping hot, but warm, at least. I drape this over my face and take deep, relaxing breaths. I try to leave it on for a minute.
I then re-wet the cloth with hot water and repeat. And then again. Last, but not least, I wipe my face with the towel, removing all the oil (which is probably now mixed with mascara, lipstick, sunscreen residue and who-even-knows-what-else).