Grapes, the popular fruit we see daily in the supermarkets, have many great skin benefits. They are loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients and phytochemicals that are beneficial to the body, hair and skin. Here are some reasons why you will end up with flawless skin with grapes.
- It helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines
The antioxidants present in the grapes protect the skin from free radicals and reverse the sign of aging. They help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. Grapes also contain vitamin C which will speed the formation of collagen and help retain skin elasticity.
What to do: A mask of mashed up grapes would do the trick. Apply the mashed grapes on the skin and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.
- Provides protection against sunlight and soothes sunburn
Grapes, especially their seeds, contain proanthocyanidins and resveratrol which are powerful antioxidants that protect the skin against harmful UV radiation. It soothes the skin by reducing the redness caused by sunburn and speeds up the healing process.
What to do: Mash up the grapes with the seeds and apply the mashed up grapes onto the affected area. Rinse off with cool water after 20-30 minutes.
- Softer and moisturized skin
Grape seed extract is great for exfoliating the skin making it baby soft. Scrubbing the skin with it will result in removing the top layer of dead skin cells. It is rich in vitamin E which helps retain the moisture of the skin.
What to do: Gently scrub the skin with grape extract. Wash off with cool water.
- Helps even out skin tones
The presence of polyphenols in grapes is found to improve and even out skin tone.
What to do: Apply grape juice on your skin and let it dry. Rinse off with cool water after it is completely dry.
- Lightens acne scars
The richness of vitamin C in grapes help promotes collagen production which is responsible for growth of new cells. This will help reduce the appearance of any acne scars.
What to do: Wrap grapes in foil with a tablespoon of alum and a tablespoon of salt. Bake for 15 minutes and extract the juice from the grapes. Apply the juice on the face or affected area for 15 minutes and rinse off with cool water. Repeat this treatment on a regular basis until the scars lighten.
This is also why wine can have beauty benefits as well because wine is made of different types of grapes. You can read more of how wine affects your skin here. If you know anything else that grapes could do to our skin, feel free to share with us below.