Blueberry Face Masks & It’s Benefits For Skin
The first thing that comes to our mind when we think blueberry is that they are delicious, be it on ice cream, in a cake or by themselves. But these little indigo berries are much more than a tasty savory. Blueberries are a powerhouse of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are vital for skin care. Blueberries and can be eaten raw, cooked with other foods, or dried for use in tea and no matter what form you take blueberries in your diet, they do not lose their essential vitamins and nutrients that are good for your skin. Whether you suffer from acne, broken capillaries or splotchy skin, the nutrients in blueberries will help to keep your skin young and supple.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that help fight against free radicals that may be harmful to health of the skin. They protect the skin against skin cell damage, thus reducing the signs of aging along with the promotion of skin appearance.
Here are a few essential antioxidants and minerals present in blueberries
Vitamin C: Vitamin C has a valuable role in collagen synthesis and found in high levels of various skin layers. Vitamin C helps the skin against ultraviolet (UV) radiation damage.
Anthocyanins Blueberries are especially rich in anthocyanin, a flavonoid and pigment responsible for red, purple, and blue plant crops. Anthocyanins may be effective against the development and progression of skin cancer.
Gallic Acid Gallic acid (GA) is virtually found in almost all plants with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Topical and dietary use may help counteract against damage caused by UV radiation that cause wrinkles, dryness, and thickening of the skin.
Resveratrol Resveratrol is an effective anti-aging component. Topical use of resveratrol may block against sun damage and reduce acne. Additionally, oral ingestion of resveratrol may offer skin improvements with enriched elasticity and diminished age spots.
Heals Damaged Skin Cells
Our skin is constantly exposed to dirt, impurities, pollutants, environmental factors, free radicals that damage our skin cells and tissues. Blueberries are a good source of a number of antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals etc. and the presence of these compounds make them very beneficial for healing damaged skin cells and tissues.
Keeps Skin Young
Blueberries are a very good source of number of antioxidants (like Vitamin A, C, E), antioxidant compounds (anthocyanin, Gallic acid), flavonoids, carotenoids and the presence of these compounds makes them suitable for providing relief from wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, age spots, blemishes and other signs of premature ageing.
Heals Broken Capillaries (Spider Veins)
Consuming blueberries on a regular basis is very effective for healing broken capillaries as it strengthens the blood vessels and capillaries beneath the dermal layer. These can be identified by the splotchy appearance on the skin, which is caused due to the weakening of blood vessels beneath the dermal layer of skin. When these blood vessels get weekend then thin white lines start appearing on the skin surface and are known as broken capillaries (spider veins).
Helps Treat Acne
The most common factor of acne is clogging of our skin pores by dirt, impurities, excess oil and other pollutants, which gives rise to pimples (acne) and other skin problem. Blueberries are a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that makes them very beneficial for treating acne. The antioxidants fight with the free radicals of our body and stabilizes them thus prevents our skin from oxidative damage. Vitamin C and A present in blueberries help in controlling excess oil and removing toxins from our body and skin that clog our skin pores.
Wonderful Skin Toner
Being rich in vitamins and minerals, blueberries act as a natural skin toner. It is very effective to tone our skin properly which provides a lot of benefits like maintains pH balance, removal of toxins from our skin, shrinking and tightening of skin pores, providing nourishment and hydration to our skin, reducing the acne.