You'll Want to Use Grape-Seed Oil for Everything After Reading This


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There's something else to love about your favorite pinot or malbec: the healthy, awesome oil created from its leftovers. Grape-seed oil is the byproduct of the winemaking process—after winemakers press grapes into wine, the remaining grape seeds are turned into a multi-use elixir that packs a powerful punch and offers health and beauty benefits.


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In fact, a 2016 study from the National Institutes of Health confirmed some of the reasons grape-seed oil fans love it for eating, cooking, and for healthy, beautiful skin and hair. The study found that grape-seed oil has antioxidant capacity, meaning it can help protect against free radicals, which can "reduce the inflammatory process related to some diseases." And since it has anti-inflammatory benefits, grape-seed oil (along with other similar nutrients) could aid in controlling and treating some chronic diseases.

How can you get grape-seed oil benefits into your life? Here are 10 ideas.

In the Kitchen


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One pro tip to remember: To use grape-seed oil in the kitchen, make sure it's cold-pressed. When processed at high heat, the oil can be combined with chemicals that are potentially dangerous.

Use in Salad Dressing

Toss With Veggies

On Your Skin


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Patricia Farris, MD, a dermatologist who serves as clinical faculty at Tulane University, points to the components of grape-seed oil that make it a skincare go-to: "Grape-seed oil contains linoleic acid, which is important for skin moisturization; it's also an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect your skin from aging and provide an extra layer of protection, and they're anti-inflammatory. Inflammation plays a role in aging skin," she says.

Farris recommends buying either pure grape-seed oil and using a few drops on the skin like a serum, or looking for products that incorporate it.

Use It for Acne

Reduce Scars


Strengthen the Skin

For Healthy Hair


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The oil also has amazing benefits for your hair, and is so easy to add into your existing routine. See some uses:

Add Non-Greasy, Fragrance-Free Moisture

Smooth Frizz

Loosen Up Your Muscles


This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.