Blueberries for Skin Health
I love blueberries in my oatmeal. I will devour a blueberry scone. I get happy when I see blueberries in a salad. The truth is I love blueberries because they are little balls of greatness and they are a super skin food. If your goal is beautiful, healthy skin pick up a bag, box or container of blueberries today.
The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice is not just a saying us darkly hued girls sang to build confidence, it’s true when it comes to fruit. The dark berries are best. The deep blue and purple color of the blueberries is the result of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radicals. Why is this important? Because those darned free radicals speed up the aging of the skin. Uhmmm pass the blueberries please.
Additionally, blueberries are loaded with vitamin C, a super collagen producing antioxidant. Nature has gifted us with antioxidants in fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat them up. They are the fountain of youth. Not only are blueberries packed with antioxidants, they contain cancer fighting phytonutrients. Eating blueberries is a great way to reap the skin benefits. What we put in our bodies shows up on our skin. Here’s a quick, easy and nourishing blueberry face mask recipe. You probably have the ingredients right in your kitchen:
Take a ¼ cup of fresh blueberries and mix with one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey. Smash and mix until smooth. Apply to your face, let sit 20 minutes and wash off with warm water. Your skin should fee soft and hydrated before your reach for the moisturizer.
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