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Benefits of Blueberries for Skin 

By  Sofia

Benefits of Blueberries for Skin - and the Best Skincare Products - Summary


Blueberry diy skin care
Yes that right - Blueberries are a superfood, have more antioxidants than green tea and are packed with vitamins and other compounds giving great health and skin benefits.

So eating some of these small treats or using blueberry powder has amazing benefits for your skin.

 Plus they are yummy.

Top Proven Health Benefits of Blueberries for Skin

  • Blueberries help to prevent skin aging 

  • Blueberries may be effective against skin cancer. [Ref 1]

  • Blueberries help prevent skin damage -

  • Blueberries reduce acne 

Below is a quick summary of the top skin products we found with the fantastic benefits of blueberries. Or Click here to jump to the REVIEWS

Summary Of Best Blueberry Skin Care Products

Best Blueberry Facial Scrub

Best Blueberry Skin Cleanser

Best Blueberry Face Mask

Best Blueberry Soy Night Recovery Cream

Blueberry Benefits eyes

Health Benefits of Blueberries for Skin

Top List


Blueberries help to prevent skin aging 

because they are high in anti-oxidants. Studies have further demonstrated that vitamin C may prevent against ultraviolet (UV) radiation damage.


Blueberries may be effective against skin cancer

Blueberries are rich in anthocyanin, a flavonoid partially responsible for the blue in Blueberries. Anthocyanins may be effective against the development of skin cancer.[Ref 1,2]


Blueberries help fight the causes of Skin Ageing 

Blueberries contain Gallic acid with anti-inflammatory properties. Research indicates that putting blueberries (products containing) on your skin as well as eating may counteract damage caused by UV radiation.  And we know that the UV rays are the main factor in skin damage - causing wrinkles, dryness and worse.[Ref 3.]


Blueberries help reduce Acne 

Resveratrol is a component of Blueberries. Resveratrol is commonly known for its presence in red wine.  Many people have been taking Resveratrol to combat anti-aging [ Ref 4]. Some studies have suggested that use of resveratrol on skin may block against sun damage and reduce acne and help with age spots.


So to summarize


 The majority of blueberries powerful benefits come from the antioxidants they contain.  Antioxidants fight against free radicals that may be harmful to skin, cells and health.


Conclusion - Health Benefits of Blueberries for Skin are real.

Best Blueberry Skincare Products Review

Best Blueberry Cleanser

Neogen Dermalogy is a Korean based skincare company that is committed to research and development. They focus on products that produce a true benefit for the skin. Their Blueberry Real Fresh Foam is specially formulated to provide a gentle but hydrating cleanse. It is made from blueberries and it produces a lovely foamy lather.

This product also contains a yeast so provides some natural fermentation benefits. Fermented skin care products are great if your skin is dehydrated or you have hyperpigmentation.

We loved this product.

Best Blueberry Facial scrub

Derman-nu has a simply amazing blueberry (and cranberry) facial scrub. It is great for all skin types. I found it to be gentle on my skin, and I do tend to have sensitive skin.
 
My skin had no excess oily feel after using. I do recommend this as a facial scrub.

It does have a strong smell but do not let that put you off - it really works.


Best Blueberry Face Mask (Best Value)

I have just started using this Mask.
( Note it is also an all in one cleanser)
So far I really like it - even with my sensitive skin, I have had no issues.


I have been using this as a face mask though.

However this product can be used for other purposes so it is the best value of all we reviewed. 


Best Blueberry Soy Night Recovery Cream

I have found this night creme to be one of the most luxurious I have used.
 
I love the subtle scent of the blueberries. I can almost sense the benefits for my skin.
 
While It is a little more expensive than others - I do say it is worth the little bit extra. I found it to not be oily and it really stops my face dying out.

I took it with me on a ski trip to the mountains where the air is really dry. It kept my skin great after days on the snow - doing some boarding!


DIY Blueberry Skin Care - Face Mask

DIY Blueberry Skincare
When I have the time and feel like treating myself here is what I make.
I take a tablespoon of organic blueberry powder (or half a cup of blueberries which you have crushed lightly with a mortar and pestle).

Mix in with a cup of plain yoghurt.

Add 1 teaspoon of lemon or lime juice and a tablespoon of manuka honey.
Apply to your face for 20-30 minutes and lay flat - listen to your favourite relaxing music. When you are finished wash it off with lukewarm water - or take a shower.
This is a  great DIY skin care just before bed.
Tip :When substituting extract powder for blueberries in recipes,  remember that a tablespoon of powder is equal to a half-cup of blueberries.

Some other Amazing Benefits Of Blueberries


Blueberry Hair Benefits

  • Helps Hair Growth
  • Assists in Preventing Premature Graying

See more details on our Blueberry Powder Review.

Health Benefits

  • Aids Weight Loss
  • Helps Fight Against Cholesterol
  • Improves Vision
  • Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

So in conclusion: I agree Blueberries deserve there “superfood” title and Blueberry Skincare if you buy it or make your own is just divine.



References:

  1. AICR - Foods that Fight Cancer
  2. NCIB - Evidence for anti-cancer properties of blueberries: a mini-review
  3. Survey of antioxidant capacity
  4. Effect of Resveratrol 

Sofia


I'm Sofia, one of the passionate voices behind Daily Detox Hacks. I’m a wife, a real mom. Dealing with real-life issues, whole food lover, and researcher. My mission with Dailydetoxhacks.com is to bring you the latest trends in healthy, non-toxic living, dieting tips, natural beauty, natural remedies and more!

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