Grapes. They are great for fruit salads, cakes, all kinds of desserts, juices, smoothies, salads and last but not least- wine. They can be different types: from white to dark purple, with or without seeds, suitable for eating or for wine, etc. Grapes have a mild, sweet-soury taste and are categorized as berries, together with strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, and others.
But enough of the mainstream characteristics of this tasty fruit. Grapes offer us great essential advantages for our wellbeing and health. But what we are going to tackle in this article are the beauty properties of grapes.
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Reduce skin inflammations.
Grapes contain high doses of vitamin C, which is an excellent antioxidant. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to stop the development of harmful bacteria, reduce any redness, itchiness, and swelling. Also, the high content of vitamin E nourishes the skin and strengthens the epidermis barrier. This way the skin becomes more protected from any external environmental damage (also called free radicals damage), caused from sun radiation, stress, malnutrition, pollution, smoking, alcohol or drug consumption, etc. As a result, the areas of inflammation are well isolated from the harmful factors, and the condition heals quickly.
Vitamins A and C in grapes boost the regeneration and reproduction of new skin cells. In this process, all the damaged or dead skin cells are being naturally exfoliated, and the top layer of the epidermis is peeled off. This way, any appeared scars begin to fade, and even though they cannot entirely disappear, they can become less visible by up to 80%.
The combination of the antioxidative and restoring properties of grapes helps to effectively prevent and heal acne conditions. But don’t think that by only eating grapes you will get rid of acneic skin. If you use anti-acne products, the consumption of grapes will boost and stimulate the effect of those, and this way, your skin will heal quicker. Grapes will also protect it from further complications and extreme acneic skin conditions. No wonder why grapeseed oil is the Holy Grail ingredient for oily and acne-prone skin.
Less signs of aging
Vitamin K in grapes boosts the creation of collagen and elastin in the skin. Those are proteins, which form compounds to keep the skin elastic and firm. Without proper collagen and elastin synthesis, the skin loses its healthy look, and signs of premature aging appear, including wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, etc.
Make skin glowing and vibrant
The combination of all the vitamins and minerals in grapes nourish, hydrate, detox, and protect the skin cells from damage. This way, the skin looks suppler, firm, vibrant, glowing, and nourished.
The nutrients responsible for this are calcium, potassium, manganese, iron, copper, vitamins A, B complex, C, E, and K. As those act from the inside, the effect of the grapes cannot be immediately seen on the skin, but can be observed from 20 days to 1 month after you start consuming the fruit daily.
Stop flaky or dry scalp
As grapes boost the regeneration of skin cells, the fruit has a very positive impact on people with all kinds of dandruff conditions, including a dry and flaky scalp. Vitamins A, C, and E stimulate the scalp to get rid of all dead or damaged cells and replace them with healthy, strong ones. This way, the blood circulation and sebum production in the scalp improved, and the skin is strengthened, which results in less hair loss.
Stop scalp inflammations
An inflamed scalp may result in itchiness, flakiness, redness, or other irritation symptoms. Fortunately, the antioxidants in grapes can help to heal this condition by blocking the growth and development of harmful bacteria and isolate the damaging effect of the free radicals. As a result, those delicious fruits keep the scalp healthy and strong, and with balanced sebum production. This leads to healthier hair from the roots to the ends.
Stimulate fast hair growth
Vitamin E and calcium in grapes stimulates hair growth. By nourishing the scalp, they boost the productivity of the hair follicles, and this way, your hair grows faster than before. What is more, those nutrients help the new hair to grow healthy, giving it the perfect balance of moisture and protein.