It’s August, and while that means sunshine and summertime to most, for us it means it’s blackberry season. Yes, it’s true, we are slightly obsessed with the juicy little berry because not only does it taste yummy, it’s actually good for your body and your skin. Now that’s what we call really packing a healthy punch. From powerful antiaging qualities, to healing the body from the inside out, (thanks to all those nutrients and antioxidants) this is one botanical you’ll want to in your life all year long. Here are just a few reasons we are obsessed with Mother Nature’s perfect little beauty...we mean berry.
Age gracefully––screw that. We’re all about putting up a fight when it comes to fine lines and wrinkles. Blackberries contain high levels of antioxidants and collagen that help your skin fight the impact of the environment on your body. Free radicals damage cells and are known to affect the aging process, smoothness, and natural glow of your skin. Throw in blackberries which are rich in vitamin A and C––further protecting the skin from harmful UV rays––and you’ll see why working blackberries into your diet and skincare routine will deliver maximum results.
Hydrates & Rejuvenates
So here’s an interesting fact––blackberries are made up of 85% water which obviously makes them a great source for hydrating your skin. And since the hydration is occurring naturally, your skin is less likely to experience breakouts. Blackberries are also rich in vitamins A, C and K, which work together to give your eyes a brighter, firmer appearance and lighten up those annoying dark circles. Look for an all-natural eye corrector that contains blackberries combined with firming lupin extract and brightening licorice to give your eyes a firm, well-rested look.
It’s so much more too…
While we love anything that does this much for your skin, the benefits of blackberries don’t stop there. There are dozens of ways they help your body as well. Some of those include:
- Improves Brain Function: Antioxidants deliver stability and strength to your brain, improving its function.
- Boosts Immunity: Who has time to be sick? Blackberries help your body fight all those pesky germs and infections thanks to phytoestrogens.
- Relieves Monthly Symptoms: Yes, this amazing fruit can even make that time of the month a little easier. The various vitamins and minerals found in blackberries help stabilize blood flow and prevent the formation of blood clots.
- Weight Loss: Studies show that a diet rich in blackberries can help with weight management. Plus they are high in fiber which keeps your stomach fuller longer.