If you love eating raspberries, then you probably already know the amazing health benefits they have for you. But with strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid, applied topically, raspberries are also an amazing natural resource for your skin.
Did you know recent research on organic raspberries has now shown organic raspberries to be significantly higher in total antioxidant capacity than non-organic raspberries.
Here are five ways raspberry benefits for your skin.
1. Stops premature aging:
Studies have shown that elegiac acid contained in these berries can reduce the destruction of collagen and inflammatory response, both major causes of wrinkles.
2. Fabulous for fighting dry skin and skin conditions
High in phytosterols, raspberries can also help to repair skin damaged caused by environmental factors such as chemicals, the wind and sun.
3. Absorbs UVB and UVC and offers limited protection from UVA so “may act as a broad spectrum UV protectant” (Oomah et al., 2000) although further studies are needed to test this*.
4. Tightens and tones
High in vitamins A, B, C, and E means these powerful little red berries can help tighten and tone the skin when applied topically.
5. Calms and sooths irritated or inflamed skin:
Due to its high content of alpha linolenic acid (the highest in any fruit seed oil) and phytosterols, raspberries can be helpful for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis or even wind burn and rashes.
Applying raspberries topically can help improve skin condition, protect your skin from the elements and even tone and tighten. Try making your own raspberry-infused skincare creations at home and watch your skin glow!