This is a rather simple treatment, but offers a significant advantage in terms of toning and tightening capacity.
Red grapes are a fantastic natural toning and anti-aging product, as they contain a compound called resveratrol (a higher level is found in red grapes than white grapes), which acts as a firming agent and helps to improve skin elasticity and promote splendor. Apple vinegar is a natural astringent that works to tighten the skin and help minimize the appearance of larger pores and balance skin tone. Cornstarch helps absorb excess oil on the skin while the grapes and vinegar make their magic.
Reprinted with permission from Skin food: Natural treatments for skin and hair care by Sophie Thompson, Aster
Toning treatment with red grapes
- 7 red grapes without seeds
- 1 Teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon water
- 1 Teaspoon cornstarch
Wash the grapes and place in a bowl with vinegar and water.
Blend together using a handle blender to make a juice.
Mix the cornstarch, which will thicken and bind the mixture. Use immediately after doing so.
To use, place a warm and moist face on the face for 20-30 seconds to open the pores, then dry with a towel.
Apply the mask on the face and neck with your fingertips or with a brush (an old clean makeup brush will work well), avoiding the eye area.
Leave on for at least 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.