Antioxidants are important for protecting our skin from cellular damage (wrinkles, loss of elasticity, sun spots) brought on by UV light and environmental pollutants. Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, specifically anthocyanin and vitamin C. Vitamin C is antioxidant and also regulates the sythesis of collagen. Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients for both topical skincare and diet. Anthocyanins, found in blueberries as well as raspberries, red cabbage and cherries, are purple and dark blue colored substances with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Protect the health of your skin cells with some fun, fruity, antioxidant rich facial products!
I’m a fan of the chemical free, California beauty brand Odacite and recommend their Blueberry-Jasmine serum.
If you are a fan of Lush, you could try their fresh mask Catastrophe Cosmetic.
There is also always the option to have fun making your own blueberry skin treatment by mashing together 1/4 cup of fresh blueberries, 2 tsp of crushed oats, and a splash of rosewater for a soothing DIY mask.
Blueberries are an excellent ingredient to help you achieve the clear, radiant, youthful looking skin you desire!
I hope you enjoyed this post! You may also be interested in my post on Green Tea which is another great antioxidant for your skin.