Often called just Acai (pronounced a'-se) or the Acai berry, this small fruit has an incredible dark purple color and grows only in the Amazon in South America. Though it comes from the same berry species as the blueberry and cranberry, it has some health benefits that even those two amazing berries cannot stack up to.
Acai contains phytochemicals, vitamins B1, B2, B3 E, C, minerals calcium, potassium, and proteins. The Acai berry is rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients. It has garnered the press for its ability to boost weight loss and energy levels and improve heart health and create a stronger, healthier mind.
The same components that make Acai great for the body almost make it great for the skin.
High in vitamin C and A, Acai berries are full of natural antioxidants. These antioxidants are great for protecting the skin from the sun's damaging rays and capturing and neutralizing free radicals created both by sun exposure and environmental pollutants.
Free radical damage is one of the leading causes of fine lines and wrinkles. Protecting your skin with an application of acai berries is a great way to prevent the appearance of these premature signs of aging.
Acai berry also boosts circulation, making it an excellent ingredient for women with dark spots or other skin discoloration. It is beneficially applied topically to under-eye circles, which are created by leaking from broken capillaries.
These capillaries deposit colored particles of blood in the hollows beneath the eyes, forming a bruised, dark-blue discoloration. Acai berry can increase blood flow to the area, clear away the particles and mend the broken capillaries.
The nutrients in Acai fruit are essential to restoring and rejuvenate skin. An application of a product that contains acai can contribute to restoring any broken skin.
Plus, it encourages cell-turnover and grows new, more vibrant layers of cells for a more youthful appearance. It also promotes the regeneration of elastin and collagen beneath the skin, which can help to fill out and plump the appearance of sunken, wrinkled skin.
Finally, acai berries contain oleic acids, some of the best natural moisturizers on the market. This acid penetrates the deepest layers of skin for exceptional hydration and helps strengthen skin cells, making their walls stronger and more flexible.
They become resilient to damage and can hold onto moisture instead of excreting it onto the skin's surface.
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