Homemade Blueberry Beauty Solutions
Make Way For Blueberries ~
Blueberries are one of nature’s most potent antioxidants and that means it is not only good for our diet but for using on our skin.
Who would have thought these small dark blue fruits could pack such a punch but they do.
They have been the talk of the town for some time and many agree them to be the NO.1 beneficial food.
Having recently come across them for half price and always one to snap up a bargain, I could not resist buying them with my skin care recipes in mind, much to my other half’s dismay.
Top 10 Superfoods for Skin:
- Dark Chocolate
- Sweet Potato
Rich in Antioxidants ~
One of the healthiest and most nutritious fruits, blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and shown to be one of the highest in fruits and vegetables.
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and prevent skin damage which in turn helps the skin retain a softer, younger and more evenly toned appearance.
I have some quick and easy recipes to try using fresh blueberries in small quantities with some other skin favorites. Let’s first take a look at the skin benefits of this powerful fruit:
Benefits and Research on Blueberries
Benefits of Blueberries for Skin ~
- Potent in Antioxidants
- Contains Vitamins A, B’s, C, K
- Rich in Manganese
- High in Fibre
- Contains Phosphorus, Potassium and Magnesium
- Reduces Bruising
- Strengthens Capillaries
- Cell Regenerating Properties
- Improves Elasticity
- Increases Collagen
- Improves Acne
- Stabilizes Sebum Levels
- Eliminates Dark Circles
Blueberry and Yogurt Facial ~
This skin treatment does wonder for rejuvenating, exfoliating and repairing the skin. Lactic acid in the yogurt gently removes the dead skin cells and the blueberries work on repairing damaged skin cells, adding hydration and calming any inflammation.
1 tbsp Greek Style Yogurt
Even Blackbirds Know Blueberry Benefits
Are blueberries a favorite of yours?
Blueberry 2 in 1 Recipe ~
This skin buster has everything the skin needs with these simple but effective ingredients. Honey retains moisture, exfoliates, is nourishing and helps improve skin elasticity. Olive oil penetrates deep into the skin adding moisture, nourishment, protection and vital nutrients for maintaining a healthy skin. Add the sugar if you want added exfoliation for a super smooth skin.
1 tbsp Raw Honey
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1-2 tsp Granulated Sugar (optional)
- Add all the ingredients into a blender and mix to a medium texture, not too runny.
- Apply to a cleansed face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
- If using the sugar gently massage in working from the neck upwards and leave for a further 5-10 minutes.
- Rinse off with tepid water thoroughly.
- Have a final splash of cold water and pat the skin dry.
- Apply your regular serum and/or moisturizer.
- Feel your smooth, soft and glowing skin!
Blueberry Eye Mask ~
This is best done with cold blueberries so pop them in the fridge for 30 minutes before you want to apply this. The blueberries are effective in reducing dark circles, any spider veins and revive tired sore eyes. Aloe vera is cooling, healing and adds moisture to the delicate tissue around the eye.
Small Handful Blueberries
2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel (fresh or good quality)
- Mash up the blueberries by hand with a fork or use a blender.
- Mix together the cold blueberries and the gel.
- Dab on under the eye area on cleansed skin with the ring finger.
- Leave for 15 minutes and feel the soothing and cooling benefits work immediately.
- Remove with tepid water and do a final splash of cold water.
- Pat the skin dry and apply your eye serum, eye gel or eye cream.
Tips and Suggestions ~
In case of any skin staining have some lemon juice and sugar or salt handy and apply to the skin.Vinegar is another effective stain remover when applied. Wash the skin well with a cleanser or gentle face wash afterwards.
These recipes are designed for a once only application. Make them up and use immediately or within an hour or so.
Quality ingredients make a difference. Invest in the best quality you can. When possible use organic ingredients to get the very best nutritional content.
Why not apply the eye mask at the same time as the 2 in 1 recipe and get triple the benefits and save time!
Don't wear good clothes when making these up. Avoid the possibility of clothes staining by wearing a dressing gown, towel or older clothes.
Food for Thought . . . .
Without a doubt blueberries are worth using in skin care to help maintain a healthy, youthful complexion. With their amazing antioxidant levels this little berry has superior benefits to many fruits and vegetables which should give it priority for you and your skin.
"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"
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© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway