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Homemade Blueberry Beauty Solutions

Suzanne has worked as a Beauty Therapist, Make-Up Artist, Retail Manager and more recently as a Market Trader.

Homemade Blueberry Beauty Solutions

Homemade Blueberry Beauty Solutions

Make Way For Blueberries ~

Blueberries are one of nature’s most potent antioxidants and that means it is not only good for our diet but for using on our skin.

Who would have thought these small dark blue fruits could pack such a punch but they do.

They have been the talk of the town for some time and many agree them to be the NO.1 beneficial food.

Having recently come across them for half price and always one to snap up a bargain, I could not resist buying them with my skin care recipes in mind, much to my other half’s dismay.

Top 10 Superfoods for Skin:

  • Blueberries
  • Salmon
  • Spinach
  • Oysters
  • Tomatoes
  • Walnuts
  • Kiwi
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Yogurt
  • Sweet Potato

Rich in Antioxidants ~

One of the healthiest and most nutritious fruits, blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and shown to be one of the highest in fruits and vegetables.

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and prevent skin damage which in turn helps the skin retain a softer, younger and more evenly toned appearance.

I have some quick and easy recipes to try using fresh blueberries in small quantities with some other skin favorites. Let’s first take a look at the skin benefits of this powerful fruit:

Benefits and Research on Blueberries

Benefits of Blueberries for Skin ~

  • Potent in Antioxidants
  • Contains Vitamins A, B’s, C, K
  • Rich in Manganese
  • High in Fibre
  • Contains Phosphorus, Potassium and Magnesium
  • Anti-Aging
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Reduces Bruising
  • Strengthens Capillaries
  • Cell Regenerating Properties
  • Improves Elasticity
  • Increases Collagen
  • Improves Acne
  • Stabilizes Sebum Levels
  • Eliminates Dark Circles

Blueberry and Yogurt Facial ~

This skin treatment does wonder for rejuvenating, exfoliating and repairing the skin. Lactic acid in the yogurt gently removes the dead skin cells and the blueberries work on repairing damaged skin cells, adding hydration and calming any inflammation.

10-12 Blueberries

1 tbsp Greek Style Yogurt

Method:

  • Mash blueberries with a fork or use blender.
  • Mix in with the yogurt.
  • Apply to a cleansed face and neck.
  • Leave for 15 minutes and remove with tepid water.
  • Pat the skin dry and apply your serum and /or moisturizer.

Even Blackbirds Know Blueberry Benefits

one at a time he's only a small fellow

one at a time he's only a small fellow

Blueberry Flower

the flowers may be white, pale pint, red or a hint of green in color

the flowers may be white, pale pint, red or a hint of green in color

Blueberry Poll

Blueberry 2 in 1 Recipe ~

This skin buster has everything the skin needs with these simple but effective ingredients. Honey retains moisture, exfoliates, is nourishing and helps improve skin elasticity. Olive oil penetrates deep into the skin adding moisture, nourishment, protection and vital nutrients for maintaining a healthy skin. Add the sugar if you want added exfoliation for a super smooth skin.

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1/4cup Blueberries

1 tbsp Raw Honey

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1-2 tsp Granulated Sugar (optional)

Method:

  • Add all the ingredients into a blender and mix to a medium texture, not too runny.
  • Apply to a cleansed face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
  • If using the sugar gently massage in working from the neck upwards and leave for a further 5-10 minutes.
  • Rinse off with tepid water thoroughly.
  • Have a final splash of cold water and pat the skin dry.
  • Apply your regular serum and/or moisturizer.
  • Feel your smooth, soft and glowing skin!

Blueberry Eye Mask ~

This is best done with cold blueberries so pop them in the fridge for 30 minutes before you want to apply this. The blueberries are effective in reducing dark circles, any spider veins and revive tired sore eyes. Aloe vera is cooling, healing and adds moisture to the delicate tissue around the eye.

Small Handful Blueberries

2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel (fresh or good quality)

Method:

  • Mash up the blueberries by hand with a fork or use a blender.
  • Mix together the cold blueberries and the gel.
  • Dab on under the eye area on cleansed skin with the ring finger.
  • Leave for 15 minutes and feel the soothing and cooling benefits work immediately.
  • Remove with tepid water and do a final splash of cold water.
  • Pat the skin dry and apply your eye serum, eye gel or eye cream.


Tips and Suggestions ~

In case of any skin staining have some lemon juice and sugar or salt handy and apply to the skin.Vinegar is another effective stain remover when applied. Wash the skin well with a cleanser or gentle face wash afterwards.

These recipes are designed for a once only application. Make them up and use immediately or within an hour or so.

Quality ingredients make a difference. Invest in the best quality you can. When possible use organic ingredients to get the very best nutritional content.

Why not apply the eye mask at the same time as the 2 in 1 recipe and get triple the benefits and save time!

Don't wear good clothes when making these up. Avoid the possibility of clothes staining by wearing a dressing gown, towel or older clothes.

Food for Thought . . . .

Without a doubt blueberries are worth using in skin care to help maintain a healthy, youthful complexion. With their amazing antioxidant levels this little berry has superior benefits to many fruits and vegetables which should give it priority for you and your skin.

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

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  • Oatmeal, Lime & Honey Exfoliating Cleanser
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© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway

Homemade Blueberry Beauty Solutions Comments

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on September 25, 2013:

Hi Paula,

Lovely to see you, hope all is good with you. Antioxidants they most certainly are and your blueberry pie I would LOVE to taste! Sounds yummylicious!! Okay not a real word but gets the message across! Hopefully you will save a few berries next round of pie making and try them on the skin! Thank you for your kind words, I am merely a bit of "try it and see, the theory is there now just put it to the test" type!! LOL

Suzie from Carson City on September 25, 2013:

hey there, Suz......Blueberries are SUPER anti-oxidant!! I know I love to eat them, especially blueberry pie! Using them for cosmetic products would be a wonderful project!. There is no end to your creative knowledge!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on September 02, 2013:

Hi Rayne,

Lovely to have you comment and visit. Glad to hear you enjoyed and are a fan of blueberries, enjoy trying some blueberry skin care out!!

Rayne123 on September 01, 2013:

wow love your hub, not only are berries good for you, but I did not know the effects it could have as a facial moisturizer.

I am always looking for homemade facials.

Thank you so much

Laurie

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 29, 2013:

Hi Eddy,

Lovely to see you back for more, delighted you enjoyed!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 29, 2013:

Hi msginger,

Nice to have your comments, thank you so much! Your exfoliating mask sounds lovely must try it out! Thanks for your votes!!

Eiddwen from Wales on August 29, 2013:

Another great addition Suzie and enjoy your day.

Eddy.

Mirmana from AMSTERDAM on August 29, 2013:

Hi suzie,

Nice article! Though I live on a tight budget I always try to imcoporate blueberries in my weekpy menu. I also tried a yogurt, sea salt, blueberries mask once. Will try yours! Voted up.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 29, 2013:

Hi toptenluxury,

Lovely to have your comment. They are a huge antioxidant you are right and should be a definite for the diet regularly. Appreciate your kind words and votes, cheers!!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 29, 2013:

Hi Pat098,

Cheers for popping by, me too!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 29, 2013:

Hi csgibson,

So nice to have you stop by. How interesting you live in Columbia as I have always had a passion for South America and would love to visit . i have come across some of the many fruits native there and thought how fortunate you ! The camu camu was one that totally intrigued me and watched several videos on it in the Amazon. The powder is available which I used for a serum as it is so beneficial to the skin and wow, what an incredible fruit! Thanks for your interest on this and comment!

Adrian Cloute from Cedartown, GA on August 28, 2013:

Blueberries are great antioxidants. I think that anything you make with blueberries makes them 100 times better. Thanks for the amazing hub! Voted up!

pat098@yahoo.com on August 28, 2013:

Now I am hungry

Craig Gibson from Traverse City Michigan on August 28, 2013:

This was avery informative article. I live in Colombia and there are many fruits that have substantial health benefits here. I am always interested in the benefits of fruits in ones diet.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 28, 2013:

Hi Toytasting,

Could not agree more with you, I love blueberry muffins in particular and cheesecake is heavenly with them. As a topping with mixed berries you can't beat it for pavlova, even a basic fruit salad with Greek natural yogurt or whipped cream. So many lush ways to enjoy them, just remember to save a few from now on for the face!! LOL

Many thanks for your comment and interest, much appreciate them!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 28, 2013:

Hi Elizabeth,

Delighted to see another fan of these berries in you! Hope you give these a go when blueberries are in season! Appreciate your visit and comment!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 28, 2013:

Hi Rose,

They certainly are one to be including in our diet that's for sure. America and British Columbia in Canada are lucky to be awash with these potent fruits it appears, how fortunate you are! For me here it is availability and cost as they are expensive as melons, pineapple and exotic or tropical fruits tend to be. Climate here is too darn cold and not suitable so imports cost. The oil will be on my list however as it will be more beneficial using in a variety of ways regularly rather than a limited time. Thanks for your interest! When I can use fresh blueberries I will be using them as in these recipes as they were wonderful on the skin!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 28, 2013:

Hi Sue,

Many thanks for popping by. I have not used the oil but would not expect it to stain skin. The oil is green in color, non greasy on the skin, rich in the antioxidants, great conditioning oil for skin and has a slight aroma. Follow the stain advice here should you get any staining as they are universal ones for lightening and removing unwanted color, even false tan gone wrong! No fear of purple panda syndrome! Hope that helps! Cheers for your interest as always!

Toy Tasting from Mumbai on August 27, 2013:

I am so glad to know the way blueberries can be used. I have always been a super fan of blueberries, whether the fruit itself or anything that has blueberries in it.

Thanks for sharing the information,will definitely try some of the tips soon.

Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on August 27, 2013:

I'm so glad I love blueberries because they are so good for you! Thanks for sharing this. I love your hubs!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 27, 2013:

Blueberries are so good for you. What would keep you from using them in your beauty products? So inspired as always.

Susan Bailey from South Yorkshire, UK on August 27, 2013:

I was wondering about the skin staining properties of Blueberries. So does the oil stain like the whole fruit does? I'd hate to end up looking like a purple panda!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 27, 2013:

Hi GTF,

So good to see you. Lip balm sounds divine and you could make your own with blueberry oil in one of my my recipes if you fancied trying it. I have not used the oil but it sounds heavenly too! Cheers for your lovely comment and pin!

Claudia Mitchell on August 27, 2013:

Love blueberry things and we just got back from Vermont where I bought blueberry lip balm. Love it and your hubs. Pinned.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 27, 2013:

Hi condominium,

Love blueberry anything particularly muffins but cheesecake is delicious too. Glad you enjoyed this and hope you try some of the options out next time you have this wonderful fruit!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 26, 2013:

Hi Janet,

Next time you purchase them remember to hold back a few and give them a try! Blueberry oil is available which sounds great too. Thanks for your continued support, have a great week!!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 26, 2013:

Hi Carol,

Delighted you stopped by. it is certainly eating too! So good to have your votes, share and pinning. Cheers as always my friend :-)

Janet Giessl from Georgia country on August 26, 2013:

I had blueberries in the house recently but we ate them all. Next time I will use some for these awesome beauty recipes. Thank you for sharing them.

carol stanley from Arizona on August 26, 2013:

Blueberries and yogurt...Can lick our lips while it is setting in. Love this easy recipe and others will also. Thanks as always...the usual sharing and pinning and all that.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 26, 2013:

Hi MPG,

Your smoothie sounds great as i am a berry and smoothie fan! Thanks very much for your interest by visiting and commenting, much appreciate your votes,share and pin. Hope next time you are going to do a smoothie with yogurt and blueberries you pop a little aside and try the mask, its is lush! LOL

Maria Giunta from Sydney, Australia on August 26, 2013:

Blueberries are fantastic, I love them in yogurt and I make a mean berry smoothie with blueberries and other berries that are in season. I've never thought to use them as a beauty product though so thanks for that tip. Great looking hub, voted up, pinned and shared.