Apr 13, 2015: Grapes have sweet taste and small, beaded appearance. They came in three variants which are based on their colour – Reds, Greens and Blacks/Blues and popularly called as the Queen of Fruits.
This amazing fruit is considered to be one of the best remedies for overall skin & hair care as they are rich in vitamin C which is vital for good health of the skin & hair. Here are some benefits of Grapes…..
=> Skin Softener
Grape seed extract is rich in vitamin E which retains the moisture of the skin. This extract also acts as an exfoliant. Scrubbing the skin with it results in the removal of the top layer of dead cells, thus making skin healthier and smoother than before. Grape seed oil is gentle on the skin and can be an excellent moisturizer. A massage with this oil is known to hydrate the skin.
=> Treatment Of Hair Loss
Grapes are also beneficial in combating hair-loss. The vitamin E and linoleic acid present in grapeseed oil strengthen the follicles, making hair strong and healthy. This oil is also beneficial in treating split ends, brittleness and breakage of hair due to rough handling.
=> Protection Against Sunburns
The fleshy part of grapes as well as the extract of its seeds contains proanthocyanidins and resveratrol which are powerful antioxidants. Application of grape seed extract on the skin provides protection against harmful ultraviolet radiation. It acts as a sunscreen, by reducing the redness caused due to sunburn and also minimizes the damage borne by the skin cells. It is due to this feature that grape seed extracts and resveratrol are often used as ingredients in sunscreen lotions.
=> Treatment Of Dandruff
Regular application of grapeseed oil can help combat seborrheic dermatitis, an itchy scalp condition in adults, and cradle cap in infants. Being a good moisturizer, this oil helps in removing dry flakes from the scalp and improves blood circulation.
=> Anti-Ageing Benefits
Free radicals are the main cause of premature ageing which is characterized by the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. The antioxidants present in grapes, along with vitamin C, protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, and reverse the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. Grapes also help in toning the skin. If practiced regularly, rubbing the pulp of a few seedless grapes on the face in a circular motion and rinsing it after 20 minutes will help in reducing the formation of wrinkles. Here are the ‘Health Benefits Of Having Grapes‘.
=> Encourages Hair Growth
Grapes are natural antioxidants which increase blood circulation in the scalp. This encourages hair growth. The age old saying that ‘oiling the hair makes it long and lusturous’ is undoubtedly true. Grape seed oil, extracted from the seeds of grapes is an odorless, green oil having a light and non-greasy texture. This gets absorbed into the scalp easily, making hair soft, shiny and manageable.
=> Rejuvenates The Skin
Certain organic acids that are present in grapes facilitate the rejuvenation of skin cells. Grapes contain vitamin C which is necessary for collagen formation. Collagen forms up to 70% of the dry weight of human skin and is vital for the growth of cells and blood vessels and for providing strength and firmness to the skin. Moreover, grapes make the skin free from diseases by removing toxins from the body. Resveratrol present in grapevines protects the skin against harsh weather. It also rejuvenates the skin and reduces discolouration.
=> Cures Uneven Skin Tone
Green grapes are very effective in curing uneven skin tones. Squeeze out the juice of green grapes and apply it on the skin. Let it dry. Rinse the juice off after some time. This will help in toning the skin.
=> Lightens Scars
Green grapes help in lightening the scars that are caused due to acne. Vitamin C in grapes encourages the formation of scar tissues and ligaments and helps to repair the skin. Dust a bunch of green grapes with 1 tablespoon of alum and 1 tablespoon of salt. Keep them wrapped in a foil and bake them for quarter of an hour. Apply the juice of these grapes on your face, leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. This is sure to visibly lighten the scars.
Due to its non-greasy texture, grapeseed oil does not leave a residue on the scalp. It is light, has good emollient properties and is suited for all skin types making it an oil which is apt to be used in aromatherapy.
=> Youthful Appearance
Green grapes speed up metabolism and induce perspiration, thus giving skin a youthful and radiant appearance.