Blueberries really are a superfood—for your health generally and for your complexion.
They taste great and blueberries are full of antoxidants, have about 4 grams of fibre per cup, and help with your motor skills. Plus blueberries help battle diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Their main benefit for your skin is if you have splotchy skin, acne, or capilliaries. The vitamins in blueberries are believed to help with oil levels and make the accumulation of sebum less likely. It's the vitamin C in blueberries that reduces broken capilliaries and splotchy complexions, making the blood vessels just below the skin stronger. It is the weakness within the vessel walls that shows as 'spider veins' or broken capiliaries.
Diets high in fat and carbs encourage aging skin—blueberries neutralize free radicals to give softer, smoother skin and a better feel.
So throw some in your smoothie, top your cereal or yogurt with a few—and do something good for your skin and your health!