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Blueberry Natural Antioxidants

Blueberry, A Natural Super Fruit


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Scientific Name: {vaccinium cynoccocus}

Natural antioxidants boost the skin's natural defenses and repel harmful pollutants keeping our complexions healthy. Blueberry is one of the most potent antioxidants available. You can find it readily available in many types of anti-aging skincare products.

Aside from being a great additive to muffins and a delicious companion to peanut butter, blueberries contain a powerful antioxidant and polyphenol. These actives make this little berry perfect for cosmetic applications and many natural vitamins and minerals, which can deliver directly into the skin.

Blueberries contain manganese, which strengthens cell structures and makes them more receptive to other nutrients. Fiber, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C all work in the skin to brighten the complexion and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C can help improve circulation in the skin, which contributes to purifying the cells and invigorating their natural processes. Sometimes, older women develop spider veins on their cheeks due to poor circulation. Blueberries can boost blood flow and get rid of these spider veins. As a bonus, blueberries can stimulate the production of collagen, which plumps and strengthens the skin. Blueberry, A Natural Super Fruit

All of this occurs beneath the surface, while blueberries revive and soften the upper layers of skin. You can make an organic skincare scrub with blueberries. Mixed with raw brown sugar, a paste of organic blueberries can exfoliate and hydrate the face. Simultaneously, they are cleaning away imperfections while the antioxidants search for and neutralize free radicals. Free radicals bombard our faces through the environmental pollutants we come into contact with every day. Once in the skin, they battle with cells, causing premature signs of aging and exacerbating wrinkles and dull skin.

Because blueberry extract absorbs so well into the skin, it allows its antioxidants to penetrate deep into the lower layers of skin, where free radicals can cause premature aging. Here, the antioxidants neutralize the free radicals and remove them and other impurities from the skin.

For women who suffer from acne and blemishes, the properties of blueberries can be particularly useful. Not only do they hydrate the skin, but they do so without blocking pores. Blueberry helps to regulate the skin's natural oil production. With less oil produced, it is less likely to get trapped in pores and cause an infection.

These benefits and anti-inflammatory properties make it an essential ingredient for women with irritated or sensitive skin. It provides many of the same anti-aging and protective benefits as other ingredients, without irritating the skin. Because it is a natural moisturizer and antioxidant delivery system, blueberries can even act as a base for other therapeutic ingredients.

When you're not using them on your skin, blueberries can deliver many of these same properties. Keep your organs healthy and your face glowing!

Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4581264/
https://www.annmariegianni.com/skin-care-articles/

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