It’s an embarrassing and annoying situation to have eczema. Your skin turns dry with scaly patches. Vigorous itching accompanied by this chronic skin ailment results in inflamed eczema flare-ups.
Grapeseed oil for eczema is one among the effective natural remedies, which not only relieves eczema but enhance overall functioning of the skin.
I tried steroid creams to treat eczema, but the effect of these chemical incorporated creams was temporary. Moreover, you can’t expect them to be smooth on the skin. Harsh chemical ingredients in the cream may damage elasticity of the skin.
In a study, researchers found that repeated use of cosmetic creams decreased elasticity of the skin leading to premature aging wrinkles.
So, why anyone would will try such cream. Before you conclude home remedies are the one way to treat skin ailments, let me clear that what worked for me may not work in your case. According to anecdotal reports, grapeseed oil can effective treat eczema, but it may or not may not work for you.
Note: Apply the oil on small portion of the skin to patch test.
Grapeseed Oil for Eczema
Essential oils are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and omega -3&6 fatty acids, which can improve skin texture and enhance healing. Grapeseed oil is no different; it is extracted from seeds of grapes.
Exceptional nutritional properties residing in grapeseed oil enticed many cosmetic industries. You can check extracts or oil itself behind the product’s ingredients list. It can also be used for making foods and delicious dishes.
Beta-carotene, vitamin C, D, E and fatty acids like palmitic, stearic, linoleic acids are packed in this essential oil.
- Linoleic acid residing in the oil hydrates and fastens the healing of dry itchy patches.
- Anti-inflammatory properties in the oil can effectively reduce eczema inflammation and itching.
- Omega 6 fatty acids in the oil form a protective layer over the skin and antioxidant activity thwarts free radicals.
- Astringent properties in grapeseed oil can shrink larges skin pores and makes the skin firm.
- Vitamin C&E housed in the oil can enhance collagen production and fade ageing wrinkles.
- Repeated application of this oil will fade scars, stretch marks and eczema marks.
How to Use Grapeseed Oil to Treat Eczema?
According to experts and researchers, you can’t permanently treat eczema. However, using home remedies and steroid creams you can relieve symptoms of eczema. You must avoid clothes, foods and substances that can trigger eczema flare-ups.
- Cleanse the eczema affected area with water and pat dry with a clean cloth.
- You can use grapeseed oil or rosewater to wipe scaly dry patches.
- Blend cornstarch with grapeseed oil and apply it over prewashed skin.
- After 20 minutes rinse it off with water.
Grapeseed Oil Mask for Dry Skin
- Blend 1 tablespoon of brown sugar with 4 tablespoons of grapeseed oil.
- Apply the mixed solution thoroughly and apply it over prewashed face.
- Leave it for about 15 minutes and rinse it off.
Grapeseed Oil Mask for Oily Skin
Take 1 tablespoon of sea salt and mix with 2-4 tablespoons of grapeseed oil to it. Natural purifying agents in sea salt promote blood circulation, improve skin texture and make the skin firm.
Mix the ingredients thoroughly and apply it over prewashed face. After 10-15 minutes, rinse it off with water.
Grapeseed Oil for Eczema
Blend honey and lemon to required amount of this essential oil. Humectant and anti-inflammatory properties residing in raw honey relieves from inflammation and locks the moisture.
Renowned acids in lemon juice remove dead cells and clear blackheads, acne and lighten eczema marks.
Note: limit the use of lemon juice if you’ve sensitive skin; excess use of lemon can irritate your skin.