I used grape seed oil topically for about 8 months. The first week or two I was 100% clear (and I have never been 100% clear since I got acne).
However as the weeks went by my acne came back and even after the 8 months of using it it has no effect so I stopped using it altogether.
Have no idea why the first week or two happened like it did though.. so gutted when my acne came back just as bad as ever I don't remember what it's like to have clear skin so that week was like a dream haha.
What was the rest of your protocol while on the grape seed oil? Were you using cleansers, BP, SA, etc? What was your diet? Thanks for your thoughts.
I've never used chemical cleansers in my life, I'm 21 now but I was quite restricted young so all I ever ate was healthy food and used natural products whilst living in the country because there was just no junk food around or big shops with heaps of products type thing. I still have never used chemicals. I've tried many different oil cleansers, manuka honey, oats to exfoliate etc for now I'm pretty good just using water. Sometimes I used diluted apple cider vinegar to help replace the acid. When I was using other natural products it never made my acne better or worse and I never had any reactions better or worse, and either has just water I strongly feel that for myself 'topicals' aren't my answer although a given, I have never even tried the regime.. maybe that will work haha but my skin has been affected from the scars and whatnot of acne for so long I'd hate to age and worsen it with chemicals. I've used lots of other things too like tea tree and jojoba and rose oil etc
I actually might incorporate grape seed once again, just like a little bit. It never did harm and it can really only do good I suppose..at least for me type thing.
As for my diet the past three years I've been eliminating foods etc to find out if I had allergies but to be honest it good to the point I was only eating 3 particular foods a day so I realized no food is altering my acne. I never ever drink or eat refined sugar I can honestly say I haven't for at least 8 years. I also don't eat junk food and haven't for that long as well. I guess I'm pretty much just vegetables, fruit, vege/fruit juices, healthy oils like coconut oil, actual drinking coconuts, all organic meats (like salmon and chicken), I do eat organic steel cut oats with organic almond milk. I actually haven't had cows milk for years and quite literally have never consumed it ever in my life as, as a child I hated the taste immensely and avoided it completely. I also don't eat cheese or anything like that. But i've noticed I can be slack if I want with my food because even with celebrations I've consumed a lot of junk and nothing happened to my acne. I'm quite saddened as I have been on my healthy diet for 3 years (and also incorporated things like lemon water, acv, lots of water, herbal teas, 30min walks a day in fresh air, ginger root, sauerkraut, bone broths, probiotics, kefir etc all for months at a time) I also take zinc in powder form, magnesium and vit D just in case. Haven't ever seen one difference in my acne. But my greatest annoyance is, I also get more than enough sleep, I deep breathe, de-stress, do yoga, don't use chemicals, the air I breathe is as fresh as it gets, I don't pick, I've had all possible tests for vitamin and mineral deficiencies, allergies, liver, thyroid, etc etc all coming back healthier than ever. I get my sun, I use blue/red light therapy I even fast here and there, I don't have any signs or symptoms of anything ever haha...still the acne is here and it's just so by the clock hormonal but what's most frustrating is not that my acne is still here but that all that I've been doing is 'suppose' to affect the body is a good way and really nothing has changed in me I don't feel better I don't look better my hormones haven't changed for the better, so I dunno. To be honest I don't care anymore, I haven't given up but it's not worth even bothering a second thought on during the day anymore.
Sorry for the wall of words was just explaining what I've been doing I guess haha.
I'd definitely suggest grape seed to anyone though, I'm still glad I tried it it's just a really good thing to use I think