Most of the times when we hear the word ‘superfood’, we think of spinach, grapes, kale, green tea etc. What most of us do not know is that blueberry is one of the most nutritious and powerful superfoods. Blueberry has higher level of antioxidants than green tea and red wine combined. This fruit is a powerhouse of amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids. Blueberry contains a compound known as ‘Anthocyanin’ which is a powerful antioxidant and known for its skin beneficial properties. So Blueberries are not only great for topping your desserts, but also essential for maintaining beautiful skin. In this post, I will talk about How To Use Blueberry for Skin.
Blueberries make our skin smooth, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate blemishes and scars and improves skin elasticity. Plus it can balance the level of oil in our skin, fights acne and even out our skin tone. Many high-end skin care products use blueberry extracts to help revitalize ageing skin. Not only this, but blueberries can be a great substitute for chemical based skin care products. Wondering how? Okay, so take a look below and find out How To Use Blueberry for Skin.
Blueberry Face Mask for Acne and Blemish
- 1/4th cup blueberry
- 1 tbsp of organic honey
- Few drops of lemon juice
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix well together, Apply all over the face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Use this face mask once a week to get rid of excess oil of skin, acne and blemishes.
Blueberry Face Mask for Anti Ageing
- Steamed Blueberries
- 3-4 tbsp of yogurt
Crush the steamed blueberries. Put them in a blender and add yogurt to that. Combine both the ingredients well. Apply the mask on the skin and wait for 30 minutes. Wash off. Blueberries are known for anti ageing properties. Plus yogurt moisturizes skin and its lactic acid helps exfoliating the skin.
Blueberry Mask for Under Eye Circles
- 1 cup of Blueberry
- Aloe vera gel
Put the blueberries in the refrigerator and wait until they become cold. Take them out and add aloe vera gel to it. Mash together and dab the mask gently under your eyes. Wait for 10-12 minutes and wash off with plain water.
Blueberry Face Mask for Oily Skin
- Handful of blueberries
- Powdered oat
- Crushed almonds
- Fresh lemon juice
Blend all the ingredients together. Apply the mask on the face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water. This is a great face mask for oily skin.
Blueberry Face Mask for Radiant Skin
- 1/2 cup Blueberries
- 2 tbsp rose water
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp fullers earth
Crush the blueberries and add all the ingredients together. Spread the mask on the face evenly and wait for at least 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Blueberries can actually do more for our skin than any other fancy skin care products. So next time you get blueberries, eat some and have fun creating your own DIYs with the rest 🙂