Amazing Benefits Of Blueberries For Skin & Hair You Must Know About!

As rare as blueberries are in India, they have some amazing miraculous benefits for our skin and hair. Native to America and Europe, blueberry is a tiny blue-coloured fruit that possess antioxidants and is packed with Vitamins which are beneficial for your skin & hair.

But what makes blueberries a preferred choice when it comes to skin care is that is makes your skin glow naturally when used topically or consumed in the form of whole fruit or juice. The vitamins present in the fruit helps to build and increase collagen production in your skin, thus boosting its health.

Beauty Benefits Of Blueberries

Besides, blueberries are also beneficial for your hair as they help to strengthen your hair follicles and prevent hair breakage and damage.

Listed below are some amazing benefits of blueberries for skin and hair and the ways to include them in your beauty regime.

Skin Care Benefits Of Blueberries

Prevents signs of ageing

The presence of free radicals in your skin results in severe damage without you even realising it, leading to premature ageing, wrinkles, and fine lines. Blueberries, on the other hand, help in reversing the signs of ageing. They are rich in antioxidants that prevent damage to the skin.

Protects your skin from acne and pimples

If you have acne-prone skin or are dealing with acne and pimples, blueberries can be your one-stop solution. Blueberries are rich in salicylates or salicylic acid that is widely used in curing acne. It removes dead skin cells from your skin and clears clogged pores. It also fights off acne-causing bacteria and gives you clear skin.

Provides fiber for healthy skin

It is no secret that our body needs a certain amount of fiber intake. And, what could be better than having it in the form of fruits topically applied on your skin? And, we all know that blueberries are rich in fiber.

How To Make Blueberry Face Mask For Radiant Skin?

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp freshly extracted aloe vera gel

How to do

  • In a bowl, add some mashed blueberries and olive oil. Mix both the ingredients well
  • Next, add olive oil to the mixture and again mix well
  • Now add some honey and freshly extracted aloe vera gel to the mixture and blend all the ingredients to form a creamy paste.
  • Apply it on your face and neck, avoiding your eyes, ears, and mouth. 
  • Let the pack rest for 10-15 minutes before you rinse it off
  • Repeat it once a week for desired results.

Hair Care Benefits Of Blueberries

Promotes hair growth

Blueberries are rich in proanthocyanidins that help in hair growth. They also prevent hair fall, hair breakage, and damage to a great extent.

Prevents premature greying of hair

When your hair starts to lose its pigment, it starts to loose colour, thus making your hair grey. Blueberries contain vitamins that help to prevent premature greying of hair when used topically as a hair mask.

How To Make Blueberry Hair Mask For Healthy Scalp & Hair?

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt (curd)
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp argan oil
  • 1 tbsp honey

How to do

  • In a bowl, add some mashed blueberries and yoghurt and mix well
  • Next, add a few drops of lemon as well as argan oil and blend all the ingredients well
  • Lastly, add some honey to the mixture and make it into a fine paste
  • Apply the pack on your hair and scalp. Ensure that you cover entire hair from roots to the tips and massage your hair well while applying the pack
  • Put on a shower cap and let the pack work for about 20-30 minutes
  • Rinse it off using a mild sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner. 
  • Repeat this pack twice a month for desired results.
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