4 Reasons Why Grapeseed Oil Will Be Your New Health and Beauty Obsession
Is grapeseed oil the new EVOO?
It'll give you a vitamin E boost
A tablespoon of grapeseed oil contains twice the amount of vitamin E as a tablespoon of olive oil. Vitamin E is an essential antioxidant that balances cholesterol levels and decreases your risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia. By adding more vitamin E into your diet, you’ll also increase your protection against the toxins found in air pollution.
It's a healthier cooking oil
Due to its low smoke point, the general rule of thumb is to avoid using high temperatures with olive oil. On the other hand, grapeseed oil has a high smoke point, which makes it the ideal oil to use when sautéing or stir-frying your next meal. Unlike olive oil, grapeseed oil has a very subtle flavour that brings out the essence of the other ingredients in your dish. Try it yourself and drizzle some on your favourite salad!
It'll give you clearer skin
Think of grapeseed oil as your natural one stop shop for that clean, clear complexion you’ve always wanted. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, grapeseed oil soothes acne and is mildly astringent, which reduces oily skin. At the same time, it's a great moisturizer: despite its name, it won’t leave your face feeling oily and it won’t clog your pores. Plus, the hydrating benefits of grapeseed oil can also help fight wrinkles, leaving you with a youthful, glowing complexion.
You'll have a healthier scalp and stronger, shinier hair
Using an olive oil mask for dry hair is one of the oldest home beauty treatments in the books, but it seems like we’ve been reaching for the wrong oil this whole time. Unlike olive oil, grapeseed oil is odourless, making it an easy and natural way to hydrate dry and damaged hair.
Additionally, the high levels of vitamin E present in grapeseed oil strengthen hair and prevent hair loss. It also won’t leave your hair feeling greasy, making it the perfect weekday morning hair treatment.
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