3 Ways Blueberries Can Benefit Your Skin and Hair
Happy Blueberry Day! Being the skin care junkies we are, we’re using today to spread the word about blueberries and how they can benefit more than just your stomach. Pies are great, but so is glowing skin – right? Keep reading to find out some quick ways on how you can incorporate these guys into your beauty routine!
They help fight signs of aging
Blueberries are a superfood and are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants react with free radicals, preventing them from causing damage like wrinkles, dry skin and age spots. A cup of wild blueberries can have over 13,000 antioxidants – so eat up!
They can prevent and even cure acne
Blueberries have a high concentration of salicylates, which is the salt of salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is used in popular acne treatment products because of its ability to remove dead skin and open clogged pores. It’s great at acting against bacteria, which makes it a really great acne treatment. Think about that the next time you’re eating your blueberry pies.
They can facilitate hair growth
Blueberries can help to stimulate hair growth as a result of the chemicals in proanthocyanidins. Applying a simple mask of blended blueberries for about 20 minutes can do wonders for your hair – try it out and let us know how you like it!