The Benefits of Berries for Skin

The Benefits of Berries for Skin

Berries have many uses plus health offerings as a food source ingredient, and the other great thing about them is that they are particularly good for our skin. The rich dark colour and mix of pinks, reds and blacks makes them amazing nutrient powerhouses. We definitely recommend including these low calorie, delicious and highly nutritious fruits in your diet.

We are always looking at ways to improve our whole health and our skin naturally. This feature looks at the beauty benefits of eating berries for skin, due to the amazing phytonutrients that they naturally contain, which have a huge therapeutic value to skin. At Nakin we put all of our work into producing amazing natural skincare, so anything that helps to keep skin looking great naturally is of huge interest to us. Lifestyle choices like diet have a lovely effect by boosting skin, and should be included in a diet even if you use the best anti-ageing skincare products.

One of the key reasons that berries such as blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are so good for skin is because they contain nutrients like vitamin C and ellagic acid, as well as special compounds called anthocyanin polyphenols. These phytonutrients are powerful antioxidants, with the ability to protect us and dramatically boost our health and skin structure. Berries are a food that really packs a punch when it comes to all round goodness and skin boosting ability. One of their offerings for skin is that they are incredibly anti-ageing.

Integrating berries into one's diet can significantly benefit skin health due to their high antioxidant content. Antioxidants like vitamin C, present abundantly in strawberries and blueberries, play a crucial role in collagen production, helping to maintain the skin's elasticity and resilience. Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory properties of berries can reduce skin redness and blemishes, promoting a more even skin tone. Additionally, the antioxidants in berries help to protect the skin from damage caused by UV radiation and pollution, potentially slowing the signs of ageing. Although they should never be used instead of sun protection, think of them more as an aid to helping with any past sun damage that most of us have. 

We have listed the main beauty benefits below.

  • The powerful polyphenol antioxidants in berries help to mop up skin ageing free radicals, caused by factors such as pollution and stress.
  • Natural occurring chemicals like ellagic acid can help brighten skin and ease sun induced UV skin pigmentation.
  • The antioxidants help to counteract the negative effect of sun exposure which reduces elastin and collagen production, one of the main causes of premature skin ageing.
  • Because of the natural Vitamin C in berries, they help to support our skin collagen levels, to keep it plump and strong.
  • Berries have an anti-inflammatory effect on skin, so help to calm and balance skin conditions.

As can be seen from this list, berries have some extremely impressive benefits for skin. So, try to include them in your diet as much as possible. The other good thing about berries is that they are easily available and as they are really tasty it makes them easy to include in recipes. They are great to eat fresh and raw, with breakfast and snacks. As with all fruits, it is good to get a mix of different coloured berries because the different colours tend to have a varied nutritional make-up. Some berries are very familiar to us like raspberries and blueberries, but there are lots of other options. We might not think to use other ones like elderberries, even though they a commonly used natural medicinal plant. Some other nice ways to include berries in your diet is to make smoothies, syrups and fruit compotes.  

We hope that you found our feature helpful about how good berries are for our skin. They also have many other health benefits, and of course, this are just some of the many superfoods with special beautifying powers. Eating berries is one of the way to achieve natural healthy glowing skin. If you love great skin, then the important thing is to also improve skin with the best skincare products.

Nakin are dedicated to achieving beautiful skin at every age using the best natural ingredients. To find out more about Nakin and our award winning anti-ageing skincare then visit us at www.nakinskincare.com Nakin produce natural face products for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The full range can be found here and is designed to help skin to thrive and flourish by using the best plant active ingredients. Everything is cruelty free and made in the UK. If you would like to get in touch with Nakin then please email us at info@nakinskincare.com We would love to hear your thoughts and are also available to offer skincare and product advice.

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