Morgan Paris Med Spa
Blueberries are commonly referenced as a healthy skin ingredient because of their high concentration of potent antioxidants. These tasty treats draw their dark blue color from a pigment called anthocyanins, which also function as powerful antioxidants, working to slow the signs of aging, moderate inflammation and protect against sun damage. Anthocyanins also assist in protection from stress and pollution, as well as support collagen production. Blueberries have a high oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), and this measurement is used to evaluate the antioxidant levels of various foods. Due to blueberries’ high ORAC score, their level of antioxidants has the ability to neutralize substantial levels of free radicals.
Just as rust degrades and oxidizes metal, free radicals damage healthy skin cells and reduce the skin’s radiant glow. Through neutralizing free radicals, antioxidants also contribute to maintaining hydration and reducing inflammation.
Internally, a diet high in blueberries can also improve heart health and circulation, which is a key step in achieving healthy skin. A healthy heart and circulatory system pump blood throughout the body to deliver oxygen and key nutrients to cells and remove waste along the way. Our skin needs these nutrients and oxygen to heal and repair damage caused by environmental stressors. When incorporated into someone’s diet, blueberries can provide the necessary tools needed to support the body’s regeneration and repairing of damage. The nutrients found in blueberries also help with skin inflammation related to eczema and psoriasis.
It is recommend incorporating both the actual fruit, as well as blueberry-formulated Morgan Paris skin care products into any routine to address issues such as redness, signs of aging, inflammation, dry skin and discoloration.