Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blueberry Beauty

"Blueberries are nutritional and contain powerful antioxidants, which protect our skin by neutralizing free radicals, which can damage skin cells," says dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad. "Blueberries assist in reducing redness for those who suffer from sensitive skin conditions such as rosacea, as well as help neutralize acne-prone skin. In addition, if you have blotchy, dry, dull, or sun-damaged skin, eating blueberries on a regular basis can help leave skin looking clearer, firmer, and more youthful looking."

According to Dr. Murad, you get more beauty benefits out of these health foods by ingesting them, rather than applying them. "The health of our skin is not only affected by what we put on it topically, but also what we ingest internally. This is because topical skin care products only address the 20% of your skin on the surface; the other 80% of your skin is affected by what you eat and drink."

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Jessie said...

Thanks for this post! Sometimes it's nice to read about what we can do for our beauty besides putting things on our face. Personally, I love blueberries and can eat a whole carton of them in one sitting!

Vang said...

This is great news! My kids and I love to eat blueberries.