Spotlight on Blueberries
Sometimes the best skincare products can be found in the kitchen! Did you know that blueberries can be extremely beneficial to the appearance and elasticity of your skin? Add them to your diet or apply them directly to your skin to see for yourself! There are even tons of skincare products out there that contain these little berries – from spa treatments to products to at home face masks!
An easy at-home facemask to make is:
a handful of blueberries + 1tbsp organic honey + 1 tbsp olive oil – option to add sugar if you want a bit of an exfoliant
Make sure not to use too many blueberries! They’re highly pigmented so you could dye your skin if you’re not careful.
Blueberries are considered a superfood, that means that they are jam packed with vitamins + antioxidants. Anthocyanin is the main antioxidant found in the fruit, it’s so strong that it is the reason blueberries are the color they are. They’re also full of other goodies like vitamins A, B complex, C, and E, plus potassium, zinc, copper, iron, and magnesium. Blueberries might be small, but they sure are powerful.
What skincare benefits can you get from blueberries?
- Smoother Skin
- Prevention of Fine Lines + Wrinkles
- Help Eliminate Scars + Hyperpigmentation
- Help Fight Against Acne
- Even Out Skin Tone
- Balance Levels of Oil in the Skin
An added bonus: Blueberries can also help with other things like boosting your immunity, helping maintain weight and blood sugar levels, improving brain function, and neutralizing free radicals.