3 Grape Face Masks For Wrinkle-Free Skin

3 Grape Face Masks For Wrinkle-Free Skin

Almost all of us wish to have a soft, glowing and radiant skin; however, with increasing temperature and pollution, it is getting nearly impossible to achieve the same. Other than these external factors, one cannot deny the fact that our skin tends to go through natural changes as well. As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and moisture. However, in some cases, the signs of ageing like dark spots and wrinkles start to occur at an early stage. Few dietary changes can come to great help to prevent these early signs of ageing. Grapes, in particular, could prove to be beneficial for our skin and the credit goes to resveratrol that are found in good number in grapes. Resveratrol is usually found in grape skin and seeds. If you wish to have a wrinkle-free skin, then application of grape pulp on your skin may do wonders. Here’s a list of 3 grape face masks that will give you a supple and wrinkle-free skin. Read on to know more about them.

1. For Dull And Dry Skin

Strawberry And Grape Face Mask

If you have a dull and dry skin, then this face mask is apt for you. It is made using two antioxidant-rich fruits that are loaded with skin-benefiting properties – grape and strawberry. Take few strawberries and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Add it in a bowl along with few grapes. Mash both the ingredients till a pulpy mixture is attained. Now, with a help of a cosmetic brush, apply the blended mask on your face and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Once it is done, rinse off with cold water.

2. For Oily Skin

Grape And Fuller’s Earth Face Mask

This one’s for oily skin type. All you need is few black grape and Fuller’s earth (multani mitti). The very first step is to blend the grapes into a smooth paste. Transfer the paste in a bowl and add one teaspoon of multani mitti, 1 teaspoon of rose water and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in it. Mix all the ingredients and apply the mask on your face. Allow it to sit for 10-12 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. You can repeat this procedure thrice a week for visible results.

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This face mask is for oily skin type

3. For Normal Skin

Tomato And Grape Face Mask

This face mask is a powerful combination of tomato and grapes that have the potential to fight wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. All you need is a small-sized tomato and about 8-10 grapes. Blend the two ingredients in a blender till a semi-thick mixture in attained. Now, with a help of a cosmetic brush apply the paste on your face. If you have under eye dark circles and sun spots, then apply a thick layer of the paste on them. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse off with cold water.

So, bring these face masks to use and say bye-bye to wrinkles and fine lines! Look fabulous!


The power of good skin

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We women juggle multiple roles and handle a zillion responsibilities, both at work and at home. Nothing motivates a multitasking woman as much as confidence. It is that secret tool in her arsenal that gets her going—helping her achieve her full potential in every aspect of her day-to-day life and helping her face whatever life throws at her.
For most women, good skin is high up on the list of confidence boosters. It plays an important part in how a woman views herself, how she behaves in her daily environment, and how she tackles challenges and other factors that affect her. This is often referred to as skin confidence. Skin confidence comes from good skin health—when your skin is well-attended-to and in its optimal health, it boosts your self-esteem and makes it easier for you to focus on the many other tasks you need to accomplish.
Hot Indian summers and pollution can dampen your skin confidence; they are quite harsh on the skin and create problems for it. Cricketer Smriti Mandhana became quite the internet sensation during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. The whole country not only fell in love with this 21-year-old’s game but also her natural beauty.

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Just like any young woman, Mandhana too worries about her skin especially because she spends so much time outdoors in the sun while playing or practising, and is also affected by pollution while on the move. Luckily, she’s found a perfect sun and protection shield—the Vaseline Sun and Pollution Protection body lotion. It comes with SPF 24 PA++ which defends the skin from the harsh rays of the sun and Pollution Protection Formula, which protects it from harmful pollutants. This lotion helps Mandhana not only protect her skin but also helps her restore its natural radiance, so that she can focus on bigger things, like say, winning the World Cup for the country.
It may seem like a small thing but on a good skin day, you will feel your best. You’ll feel a little more confident than usual. And, if you have skin confidence, it’s a guaranteed that you will feel like you can get more out of life. In simpler terms, you want to step out, meet people and make connections, take on the world with confidence and have fun while you’re at it.

New guidelines for skin cancer diagnosis still allow for error

Editor’s note: Elmore described her own cancer-misdiagnosis experience in this video. 

The latest guidelines for the diagnosis of skin cancer provide for a more accurate diagnosis, but still allow for a great deal of error, says a study published today in the new journal JAMA Network Open.

“Providing a diagnosis on skin biopsies can be challenging. A biopsy might be interpreted differently if a second or third pathologist is asked to review the case,” said Dr. Joann Elmore, lead author. She is an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Elmore knows this firsthand. A decade ago, three pathologists reviewing Elmore’s own skin biopsy provided three different opinions, including an erroneous diagnosis of melanoma.

“There is a lot of uncertainty in medicine that is often forgotten by both health care providers and patients,” she said. “These latest findings underscore the need to inform patients that a diagnosis can be imperfect. And we need to find a better way to diagnose both harmless lesions and invasive melanoma.” Invasive melanoma kills more than 9,000 Americans a year.

The challenge is that melanoma is diagnosed by visual interpretation. Every year, millions of Americans have a suspicious mole or skin lesion biopsied and sent to a pathologist to determine whether it is a potentially deadly melanoma. The pathologist examines a slide of a thin slice of tissue and compares what is seen to published guidelines for what is cancer and what is not.

The pathologist’s interpretation is thus crucial to what happens next for the patient. If the lesion is diagnosed as benign, no treatment may be recommended. But if the pathologist says the slide suggests malignancy, the patient will typically undergo surgery and perhaps other treatments.

Pathologists are likely to agree when lesions are clear-cut – either benign or highly malignant – but they often disagree when interpreting lesions in the middle range.

Elmore and colleagues first published a paper on this challenge last summer. The American Joint Committee on Cancer has since issued new guidelines for staging of melanoma.

In the new paper, the researchers describe what happened when the old guidelines and the latest guidelines were applied to more than 4,300 individual slide interpretations examined by 187 pathologists in several states. The study found that pathologists agreed with an expert reference diagnosis on the status of 54 percent of early-stage invasive melanoma, versus 44 percent using the older guidelines. For cases diagnosed as a late stage of invasive melanoma, the pathologists agreed on 78 percent of the samples versus 72 percent under the earlier guidelines.

The study calls the improvement “modest,” but scientists are considering ways to improve diagnostic tools.

In the 2017 report, Elmore wrote, “The diagnostic variability that we found does not mean that pathologists are the problem. My appreciation of the challenges pathologists face on a daily basis attempting to classify biopsy specimens has grown exponentially. Interpreting these lesions is especially difficult and carries a lot of responsibility. Pathologists embrace this responsibility with the utmost skill and thoughtful commitment.”

Collaborators on the paper include senior author Dr. Michael Piepkorn, clinical professor of medicine, Division of Dermatology, at the UW School of Medicine.


Free skin cancer screening program to make South Florida stop

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The Skin Cancer Foundation is doing its part this summer to help prevent the most common cancer in the U.S.

It’s estimated that one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lives, but it’s highly preventable and treatable when caught early.

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On June 9-10, the foundation’s 38-foot RV, complete with two exam rooms, will stop in Miami Beach to provide free skin cancer screenings and sun protection products.

The Healthy Skin RV will be parked at the Clevelander Hotel, at 1020 Ocean Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The screenings will be available between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. both days.