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DIY Beauty: grape juice to delight your skin

grape facial mask DIY Beauty: grape juice to delight your skin

Have you used any products containing grape juice? I’ve probably tried a handful but I’ve certainly come across more brands promoting the ingredient, which is renowned for its hydrating properties and promises to replenish our skin with moisture. Since I always have a ready supply of grapes in my fridge, I decided to include them in my homemade beauty recipes after finding out how they can benefit my skin.

Benefits of using grapes in skin care
Grapes contain vitamins: B-complex, C, K, and microelements: calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc. They are rich in antioxidants and polyphenols such as resveratrol, all of which are great to help prevent free radical damage. Grape juice is also able to stimulate metabolism in the skin and contribute to its hydration. Oh, and grape juice contains primarily tartaric and malic acid, although it also has a small amount of citric acid. While it has skin brightening properties, the ingredient can irritate those with sensitive skin due to its low pH level at around 3.0.

grape juice DIY Beauty: grape juice to delight your skin

Use it as a base
To extract the grape juice, all you need to do is to press it between your fingers. One grape should yield around one teaspoon of juice and if you squeeze two or three, they can make a good base for any homemade mask. We eat more red than green grapes and so here are some juice squeezed from three red grapes. With this base, I can add some powder to make it into a mask. My favorite is of course oat and rice flour now and so those were the two I used. Just add the flour to the juice, mix them in until you get a thick paste and that’s it!

Use it on its own
If you don’t want to add anything to the juice, you can use it as it is. Just apply the juice on your cleansed face, leave on for around 10 minutes and then rinse off. You can also cut a grape into half and rub it on your skin for a few minutes after washing your face. Just remember to rinse your face and apply moisturizer afterwards. Because of the various fruit acids it contains, do be diligent in your sunscreen application if you use this ingredient.

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About Sesame Chew

Blogger and founder of Viva Woman, Sesame is a skin care addict who is fond of using natural & organic beauty products. She also enjoys ogling at handmade jewelry & cute stationery.

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Comments

  1. thanks for sharing this interesting recipe :D i have grapes at home and shall try out this weekend!

    • sesame says:

      I hope it’ll work for you cos yogurt didn’t work for you and this one has low pH. Perhaps you conduct a patch test before using it on your entire face.

  2. Brownies says:

    I also use grape and apple juice as a base for my clay masks. Its great for oil/combination skin. My skin is supple and clean after the mask. It is followed by toner and facial oil. Of course, I do apply sunscreen everyday to avoid the acid reacting with the sunlight.

    • How do you use apple? Do you grind or grate to get the juice? I’ve tried it a few times but with apples, it’s really difficult cos it oxidizes so quickly

      • Brownies says:

        I grate them to get the juice out/with the fibre. Its OK for the juice to oxidizes cos its still effective for me and my sister, who have combi skin as well. Down side is that its really time consuming. :(

        • sesame says:

          Oh I see…so it’s okay if it oxidizes a little? You’ll have to grate and use immediately and yes, that can be time consuming. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Destiny says:

    A recent article in Life Extension magazine reported topical resveratrol (grapes) was more effective skin care than idebenone!

  4. I prefer eating grapes than using them on my skin, though the taste isn’t something I like. I’ve found out that I don’t have much luxury (due to my hectic life) to try out homemade recipes with different ingredients. Most of the time, I am just sticking with those good old methods.

    • sesame says:

      I know what you mean…with fruits, I tend to pop them into my mouth than use on my skin. Anyway, I like to try different recipes…and it gives me something to write about. At the end of the day, I’m still more of a yogurt and oat girl…that’s the one I use over and over again.

  5. I have used fresh grape juice mixed with clay on my skin and yup, its awesome. It also has AHA’s because of the tartaric acid so great for exfoliation too!!!

    • sesame says:

      Yes, I found that out! Interesting. But I’ll probably not use this ingredient too often – once or twice a week is probably suitable for me.

  6. HKlights says:

    Thanks for this mask recipe, I tried it earlier today, and it is really effective. I personally used rice flour with the red grapes.

  7. drawn says:

    IV recently started on milk as a toner I think m getting somewhere.thanks for yo advice

    • drawn says:

      Can u advise me abt a home remedy for spot removal on my legs

      • Sesame says:

        Try using lemon juice mix with milk and use a loofah to scrub…maybe every alternate days.

    • Sesame says:

      Use milk as a toner? Wouldn’t that be kind of sticky? I would think it’s better to use as a face mask for 20 mins or so then wash out with water.

  8. Very interesting share. Good to know the skin care benefits of grape juice. Thanks.
    SRC last post is: What is Lycopene – Health Benefits of Lycopene in Tomatoes

  9. Hi, can I know whr to get rice flour in SG?

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