Friday, September 17, 2010

Grape's beauty-Boosting Properties

A new research had found out that grapes have beauty-boosting properties. The research suggests that the polyphenols-antioxidant-packed compounds in grape seeds can fight the aging effects of sunlight and pollution. Crushed grape seeds can be used as exfoliant.

Face creams out of grape seeds also helps the skin looks younger; while the grape seed oil can improve circulation. Grape vines contain resveratrol that helps protect them from fungus. The research showed that when it's applied on the skin, it stimulates skin renewal.
The grape skins and stems are rich in antioxidant-rich polyphenols. A grape skin, stem and seed mixture called marc - a by product of wine making, helps slough away dead skin.

Products made with grape skins and stems such as bubble baths and lotions, along with other essential oils can be effective in nourishing, cleansing and moisturizing skin.