Blueberries: Banish your skin blue with this antioxidant powerhouse!
Did you know, oxidative stress is one of the major reasons behind premature skin aging? The free radicals react with normal cells and damage the DNA structure and other cell components. This leads to increase in the oxidative stress on our skin and internal organs. As a result, this causes our skin to age faster than normal.
The best solution to this problem is to use antioxidants. Blueberries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants. In fact, all the plants from the phytonutrient family(to which blue berry also belongs) have antioxidant properties.
What are Blueberries?
As mentioned above, blueberries are a member of the berry and phytonutrient family. The fruits are small, round, and bluish-purple in color. The berries turn from green to greenish-pink to blue as they ripen. A ripe blueberry is between 1-2 centimeters wide. Usually, blueberries are harvested between May to August in the Northern hemisphere.
Blueberries are rich in Vitamins, Minerals, and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are nutrients that we get from the plants. These nutrients aren’t exactly crucial for our survival like carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and vitamins. However, they sure do help in keeping us healthy inside – out.
Why use Blueberries in Skincare?
As discussed earlier, blueberries are a great source of antioxidants. These antioxidants neutralize the free radicals to reduce the damage caused. The main antioxidant compounds in blueberries belong to a family of polyphenols antioxidants called flavonoids.
Apart from that, Blueberries contain vitamin C that increases collagen synthesis, protects from UV rays and brightens skin complexion. Blueberries reduce oxidative stress from our skin and helps to protect it from damage. Along with Vitamin C and antioxidants, Berries contain resveratrol that is said to have anti-aging effects and gallic acid that provides moisture.
Bee Elite Essentials uses these properties of blueberries to create the products that give you protection, nourishment, and anti-aging effects. Together with other potent ingredients, Blueberries make up an extremely effective anti-aging skincare product range.
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