Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month?
Well, now you do!
Whether you’re popping them into a smoothie or indulging in a sultry blueberry face mask, blueberries are high in fiber, anthocyanins, Vitamin C and vitamin K ––making them one of the most beloved antioxidants in the game.
Read on to find out why:
Blueberries, as you may know, are very high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are skincare super-ingredients as they support the skin’s ability to fight inflammation (which is intimately related to acne, psoriasis, eczema, and premature aging).
Blueberries are also chock-full of Vitamin C, the best antioxidant to help to fight the natural breakdown of collagen as we age. With an adequate intake of Vitamin C and professional grade skincare products, we can help support our body to recreate that collagen and minimize fine lines & wrinkling.
Many brands have turned to including the benefits of blueberries (and other berries such as raspberries, blackberries and acai) in their skin care products due to their high anthocyanin content. Anthocyanins are recognized for their dark blue/purple pigment and are known to perform a ton of health benefits for the body, including lowering blood pressure, improving visual acuity and preventing diabetes.
When it comes to skin benefits, research shows they can protect against UV damage by inactivating free radicals that are formed during sun exposure (and who then form a chain reaction producing significant cell and tissue damage). They also have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits, and are known to accelerate wound healing!
FREE RADICAL DAMAGE
Have you ever sliced an apple or an avocado and watched it turn brown? Then you’ve witnessed oxidation, which is caused by free radical damage. Our bodies naturally produce free radicals, but the most harmful ones come from exposure to UV rays, pollution, cigarette smoke, and other chemicals.
When we are exposed in excess to free radicals, our skin experiences oxidative stress: AKA, an imbalance. The body’s ability to counteract or detoxify the free radical’s harmful effects is taxed, and in desperate need of external support.
Luckily, studies have shown that the inclusion of antioxidants in your skin care regimen can help your skin fight free radical damage and recover from oxidative stress. This is the best way to keep skin looking and feeling both youthful and healthy.
Looking to add some blue into your skincare cabinet? We’ve got you.
EMINENCE ORGANICS FIRM SKIN ACAI CLEANSER $48
GRAYDON BERRY RICH $49
EMINENCE ORGANICS FIRM SKIN ACAI MASQUE $56
EMINENCE ORGANICS BLUEBERRY SOY SUGAR SCRUB $48
Until next time,