Covering the top benefits of blueberries for skin, health, and beautyPosted on July 21, 2021 Written by: 100% PURE ®
It's no wonder blueberries are considered a superfood. These tiny but mighty fruits pack an oversized punch of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants. They help keep us looking and feeling healthy, and boast serious skin-boosting capabilities.
Get ready to make these summertime snacks a part of your beauty routine, because we’re diving into the berry beneficial reasons for using blueberries for skin! We’ve got plenty of product recommendations for you, so stay tuned for tips on how to get the best fruits for skin.
Blueberries are plump, sweet, and juicy, with a color that ranges from indigo to deep purple. Before scientists unlocked the key to cultivating them in the 1900s, blueberries could only be found in the wild. Now, this relative of azaleas and rhododendrons can be easily grown and enjoyed as a fruiting plant year-round.
Before planting your berries, it’s helpful to learn about the major varieties of blueberry: highbush, lowbush, hybrid half-high, and rabbiteye. The most commonly planted blueberry is the highbush, since they’re more disease-resistant than other varieties.
Highbush blueberries are also self-fruitful, meaning they do not require cross-pollination with another type. But they do make better berries with a buddy – even though all their effort bears little fruit.
Blueberries are one of the tiniest fruits, but don’t let their small size fool you! This tasty little berry packs a punch when it comes to nutritional value. Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which are natural colorants that give fruits and vegetables a red, purple, or blue color. This colorant has been proven to help boost memory and cognitive function.
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants. They can help lower blood pressure, as well as decrease inflammation in your body and the growth of cancerous cells. This blue superfood also contains flavonoids, a group of natural substances that may help improve glucose metabolism in people with diabetes. Other studies claim that blueberries could act as a natural mood booster when you’re feeling, well, blue.
These summertime berries are also considered a healthy food for skin. Blueberries contain antioxidants, vitamins, and alpha hydroxy acids that make them an incredible natural skin treatment. The proof is in our fruit pigmented® cosmetics (we’ll get to those later), and many of our top skin care formulations.
The antioxidants present in blueberries combat free radicals from sun exposure, which can damage skin over time and accelerate the aging process. They also provide loads of vitamins C and E for a more even, glowing complexion. Alpha hydroxy acids and stimulating vitamins in this vibrant superfruit gently exfoliate, rejuvenate skin tone, and promote youthful texture.
Many of our favorite products harness the anti-aging, brightening, and plumping properties of berries to support healthier skin. Here’s a short list of makeup products featuring blueberries in a clean beauty format.
Fruit Pigmented® Eye Shadow
You can see the berry beauty coming through when applying these vibrant, fruit pigmented® shades. These vegan and cruelty-free eye shadows feature a smooth, patch-free texture enhanced by blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, and acai.
Fruit Pigmented® Ultra Lengthening Mascara
Instead of your typical black mascara, work in your pop of blueberry with mascara. Using our award-winning Ultra Lengthening Mascara achieves even coverage with long, smooth strokes. You can leave the look soft with a light coat, or enhance the eyes with an extra coat.
Fruit Pigmented® Berry Naked Palette
Keep the fruity goodness going with a palette of nude, blush, and metallic tones. Naturally, we took a cue from berry hues for our shade range. We’ve included strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, and goji berry for truly natural pigmentation.
Fruit Pigmented® Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick
Try different matte shades formulated with antioxidant-rich fruit pigments like cherry, blueberry, and peach. This natural matte lipstick collection delivers a nourishing blend of cocoa and shea butter to soften lips.
Fruit Pigmented® Pomegranate Oil Anti-Aging Lipstick
This anti-aging, super moisturizing lipstick features fatty acids from pomegranate oil to promote moisture retention and elasticity. Vitamin-packed fruit pigments like blueberry, plum, raspberry, and grape provide a versatile range of high-pigment shades that won’t dry out your lips.
When life gives you blueberries, what should you do? Aside from snacking on them, you could integrate these vibrant super fruits into your skin care routine. With blueberries beauty benefits in mind, we’ve whipped up some simple DIY recipes that you can do at home.
#1: Blueberry facial mask
Add a 1:1 ratio of fresh blueberries to your favorite cultured yogurt, and blend until smooth. Probiotics, acids, and antioxidants can support a clear, smooth complexion.
#2: Blueberry acne treatment
Blueberries have a high concentration of salicylic acid, which is beneficial for clearing acne. To make a quick treatment mask, add lemon water, finely milled oat flour, and honey to mashed blueberries. Apply to the skin, and rinse thoroughly after 5-20 minutes.
#3: Sparkling blueberry gimlet
What better way to cool off over the summer than with a blueberry spritzer that not only tastes divine, but looks the part? Add some fresh mint and basil leaves, thinly sliced English cucumber, chilled sparkling water, and ice. Now for the cute mason jar!
It’s obvious that we “heart” blueberries not only for their health benefits, but for their skin-loving benefits. If you supplement your diet with delicious blueberries, why not add a little to your beauty routine?
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