Grapes are delicious fruit that is available in many variants ( around 8000) like red grapes, green grapes, white grapes, golden grapes, black grapes, blue grapes etc. but the most common variants are red, black, green and blue. Grapes look like berries in shape and botany also consider them as berries. Grapes are a good source of the number of essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, flavonoids and other compounds. The presence of these nutrients makes it a wonderful fruit for our health. We have already discussed the major health benefits of grapes, and in this article, we will focus on the beauty benefits of grapes for our skin and hair.
Beauty Benefits of Grapes
Beauty Benefits of Grapes For Skin
(1) Controls Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Dark Spots, and Prevents Premature Ageing.
Grapes are a good source of antioxidants like vitamin C which is very effective in reducing the signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots etc. and thus help in controlling premature aging. This is because the antioxidants combat with the free radicals of our body and prevent it from free radical damage.
For anti-aging benefits of grapes, make a pulp of seedless grapes and rub it on your face in a circular motion, and then wash off with fresh water after 20 minutes. Regular use will make your wrinkles and fine lines disappear.
(2) Protection Against Sunburn
Grapes are very effective for treating sunburn and for protecting our skin from the harmful effects of the UV rays of the sun because of the number of antioxidants like vitamin C, proanthocyanidins, and resveratrol present in it.
Grape seed oil can be used as a sunscreen and can be applied to the skin for protecting our skin from the sun damage and for reducing the skin cells damage. Grape seed extracts are also used as an ingredient in many sunscreens.
(3) Make Our Skin Soft
Grapes are very beneficial for our skin as it helps in making it soft and moisturized, and also helps in removing the dead skin cells of our body. The grape extract can be used as an exfoliating agent for removing the dead skin cells and the grape seed oil can be applied on the skin for making it soft and moisturized.
(4) For Skin Rejuvenation
Vitamin C present in grapes is very powerful antioxidants that work like a charm on our skin. It helps in keeping it healthy and rejuvenated. Applying grape seed oil on our skin rejuvenates our skin cells and helps in collagen production which is very much needed for growth of cells and toxins. Other than this, vitamin C also helps in removing toxins out of our body and improves our skin health.
(5) Improves Skin Tone
Grapes are very beneficial for improving the skin tone of our body. For this, take some juice of green grapes and apply it on your skin and let it air dry. Wash off after some time.
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(6) Lighten Scars
Green grapes are helpful in reducing the scars caused by the acne. This benefit of green grapes is because of the presence of vitamin C in it. Vitamin C promotes collagen production which is responsible for the growth of new cells, tissues, and ligaments.
To get rid of scars, sprinkle a tablespoon of alum and a tablespoon of salt on green grapes. Wrap them in a foil and bake for 15 minutes. Extract juice from the grapes and apply it on your face. Wash off after 15 minutes. Following the treatment on a regular basis will lighten scars.
(7) Good For Oily Skin
Black grapes are very useful for the people with oily skin as it helps in controlling the problem of excessive oil. For controlling excess oil, mash some black grapes and mix them with fuller’s earth ( Multani mitti) and add some rose. Make a thick paste and apply it on your face for 15 minutes. Wash off with water. Regular use will make your face oil free.
(8) Good For Dry Skin
Grapes are also good for people with dry skin. For using grapes for dry skin, make a face mask by using grapes puree, avocado pulp, honey and rose water. Apply this mask on your face for 20 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. Regular use will make your skin soft, moisturized and light in complexion.
Beauty Benefits of Grapes For Hair
(1) Helpful In Aromatherapy
Grape seed oil is very effective for messaging over the scalp. It is light and non-greasy and massaging it does not leave any residue on the scalp. Because of this property of grape seed oil, it is widely used in aromatherapy.
(2) Helps In Controlling Dandruff
Dandruff is a very common and a major hair problem that affects many of us all over the world. It is the tendency of our body to shed off dead skin cells for providing a path for the growth of new skin cells. The same goes with our scalp and the dead skin cells of our scalp are shredded off. It is a completely natural process but it turns out in a problem when our scalp starts shedding skin cells at an alarming rate giving rise to dandruff.
Grape seed oil is very effective in controlling dandruff. Massaging your scalp with grape seed oil on a regular basis helps in controlling dandruff in adults and for controlling cradle cap in infants ( consult with your doctor before using grape seed oil on infants). This grape seed oil is effective not only in treating dandruff but also for removing dry skin flakes, for scalp moisturizing and for improving blood circulation.
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(3) Promotes Hair Growth
The antioxidants present in grapes are beneficial not just for skin and health but also for our hair. These antioxidants fights with the free radicals of our body stabilize them and prevents them from doing damage to our body cells including the scalp cells.
For using grapes for hair growth, regularly massage your scalp with grape seed oil. Massaging your scalp with grape seed oil will work like a charm and will not only promote hair growth but will help in controlling dandruff, for making our hair soft, shiny and manageable.
(4) Prevents Hair Loss
Grapes are a good source of a number of nutrients and some of these nutrients like vitamin E and linolenic acid is very effective for controlling “Hair loss” which is a common hair problem that affects millions all over the world. Massaging our scalp with grape seed oil on a regular basis make our hair strong and healthy.This oil is effective not only for preventing hair loss but also for treating split ends, hair brittleness and for promoting hair growth and controlling dandruff.
The information contained in the post is for general purpose only and shouldn’t be considered as a medical advice or as an alternative to medical advice. Although I’ve tried my best to keep the information contained in this post as accurate and updated as possible, but I make no guarantee of the accurateness of the same.
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