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Blueberries: Harnessing Natures Antioxidant Superpower

There are over 1100 types of Free Radicals in our daily surroundings, from sources such as airborne emissions, sunlight, pollution, fatty foods and alcohol. Exposure to these free-radicals can lead to fraying and frumping of elastin layers in the dermal layer of the skin. When the elastin fibres in the skin are degraded they can cause fine lines, wrinkles and deep creases as collagen deterioration occurs.  Fighting these free-radicals and staying fresh starts from within with the right knowledge of the best antioxidant rich foods. One of the best foods for fighting free-radicals and improving the aging process is with something that is readily available to us with spring upon us…..blueberries.

What many of us don’t realise is that just one cup of wild blueberries contains 13,427 total antioxidants including vitamins A & C that help neutralize free radicals linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other age-related conditions. A study conducted in the US by WU X Beecher GR & Holden JM on the Lipophilic and hydrophilic antioxidant capacities of common foods in the United States reviewed 24 varieties of fresh fruit, 23 vegetables, 16 herbs and spices, 10 different nuts, and 4 dried fruits and showed that blueberries scored the highest total antioxidant capacity per serving. So it makes sense to incorporate these anti-ageing, plumping little blue gems into our beauty regime.

Taking charge of the positive power of blueberries is as simple as making an appointment with the team at b clinic for a CosMedix Blueberry Smoothie Peel. Combining antioxidant blueberry extract with stimulating L-lactic acid and blue corn meal, the Blueberry Smoothie Peel is a powerful yet gentle exfoliating peel and scrub. This light peel gentle exfoliates away dead skin cells and effectively corrects an assortment of superficial skin concerns, from sun damage to multiple degrees of discoloration.  With research showing that one serving of blueberries is known to contain 25% of your recommended daily vitamin C intake known to help in the production of collagen formation, how can you go wrong?

Contact the team at b clinic now to invigorate your skin the Blueberry way today