By Oreoritse Tariemi
03 January 2022 |
Skincare is way more than what you put on your face. It also is what you eat. Healthy food choices help you feel pumped and fit, plus they’ll help you smash your skincare dreams. Several food classes have proven to improve the quality of the skin and delay ageing. Blueberries are not just healthy, they…
Skincare is way more than what you put on your face.
It also is what you eat. Healthy food choices help you feel pumped and fit, plus they’ll help you smash your skincare dreams.
Several food classes have proven to improve the quality of the skin and delay ageing. Blueberries are not just healthy, they are fun to eat and quite versatile. Here’s how blueberries can get you ever-beautiful skin.
What are Blueberries?
Blueberries are the dark bluish-purple berries that grow on shrubs. They contain powerful antioxidants like Vitamin C and anthocyanins. Blueberries are widely known, but their benefits to skin health are a more recent development.
Blueberries. Photo Pixabay
These attractive berries can do more than just decorate your salad.
With progression in age, there is a buildup of free radicals. These highly reactive species are responsible for oxidative stress and ageing. Blueberries prevent premature ageing by releasing powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin A. It also contains Ellagic acid, which mops up the reactive species, restoring normalcy.
Blueberries boost collagen production. Collagen is a structural protein responsible for maintaining the tautness and firmness of your skin. Wrinkling isn’t only seen in the elderly. Studies show that people who read a lot or spend long hours before a computer are likely to start wrinkling early. Eating blueberries will delay the breakdown of collagen and stimulate its production.
Blueberries can serve as a face care product. Photo Claudia Nour Cosmetics
Improves blood flow
Adequate blood supply is necessary for proper skin health. If your skin is not properly perfused, skin shedding will occur slowly. This means that old skin won’t be shed as often and your turnover rate will be poor. This can be easily fixed by consuming blueberries. They improve circulation, getting all the necessary nutrients to the surface of your skin. This causes it to regenerate rapidly. The result is fresh, clear skin.
Promotes wound healing and prevents scarring
Blueberries even help pre-existing acne to heal without leaving scars. They contain vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting and wound healing. Since blueberries boost collagen, it promotes skin repair.
There is a possibility of anti-inflammatory effects. This will prevent acne breakouts and reduce pain and redness associated with the same.
How To Take Blueberries
They are quite versatile and can be made into any of the following:
Blueberry juice– The berries can be pressed into a juice, chilled with a few cubes of ice and sipped along with your favourite pastry or food.
Blueberry pies– baking your frozen blueberries is one fun way to eat your way to good skin. A well-baked blueberry pie is often unforgettable.
Fruit salads– even if you don’t have time to sit for breakfast, you can pop a few berries into your mouth on the way to work. While this may not meet your daily carbohydrate needs, it will keep you hydrated until you can get a proper meal.
Blueberries are well known for their taste and appearance, but now we know they can improve our appearance too. A few blueberries a day will keep the wrinkles away, which is all we need in the New Year.