Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

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Wild berries are one of the best-kept secrets of Scandinavian women and a key component of their inside out beauty. This is a rare case when folk and scientific medicines are unanimous in their opinion.

Wild berries are grown by Mother Nature as a gift for health, beauty and pleasure. Since time immemorial, it has been known about their health and beauty benefits.

Wild berries is your secret beauty arsenal. Collected by hand throughout North America, Europe and Russia, wild berries are one of the best-kept beauty secrets in the world and a key component of inside out beauty. Native Americans ate wild strawberries long before European settlers arrived. As late spring’s first fruit, they were a treat, eaten freshly picked or baked into cornbread.

These magic berries are not the ones you can usually buy in a supermarket. They are even more exotic than açaí and goji. They are soaking in sunlight during long summer days making their vitamin and antioxidant content incomparably richer than any cultivated berry.

 

Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

 

Wild berries are some of the healthiest foods we can get. The good chemicals in wild berries can benefit everything from hair follicles to your brain and heart. Packed with unique antioxidants, wild berries have scientifically proven health benefits for many of our body’s vital functions. They hydrate and rejuvenate your skin and hair making you even more beautiful. Naturally!

 

Wild berries to eat and wear for your natural glow

 

Wild berries are the foods that you can eat and wear for your natural glow. They are grown by Mother Nature as a gift for health, beauty and pleasure. Since time immemorial, in North America or Russia, women have known about the health and beauty benefits of wild berries. This is a rare case when folk and scientific medicines are unanimous in their opinion.

Being much higher in key nutrients and antioxidants than farm-grown ones, wild berries grow in wooded areas, meadows, and around the edges of pastures all over Russia. They are the vitamins and antioxidants powerhouse.

Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

 

Although there are lots of recipes for cosmetic masks based on wild berries, Slavic women do very easy trick – while eating berries, they just rub the face with a few of them, wait 15 minutes and rinse with cool water. As simple as that!

And there is another secret – ice cubes made with wild berry juice! They are great for any skin type and it takes no time to make them: mix 50-100 ml of any wild berry juice with 100-200 ml of mineral water; pour into a special container for ice cubes and freeze. No any strict proportions.

Rub your face with ice cubes either before going to bed or in the morning; keep for 15-20 min; wash off with warm water. You can use it all the time. Actually, it’s the usual element of Russian women’s routine beauty care.

These magic berries are even more exotic than açaí and goji. They are soaking in sunlight during long summer days making their vitamin and antioxidant content incomparably richer than any cultivated berry.

Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

 

Wild strawberries

 

Divinely fragrant, wild strawberries are loved by Russian women not only for their delicious taste and health benefits, but also for beauty and youthfulness. One strawberry can replace a whole arsenal of synthetic facial products; it perfectly cleanses and moisturizes the skin, making it softer, whiter, and even eliminates freckles and age spots. There are lots of recipes for cosmetic masks based on strawberries.

 

Wild blueberries

 

Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

 

The first thing that attracts attention is the rich dark color of this berry. It’s not coincidental that in some languages its name means black (as in Russian) or blue (as in English). The rejuvenating power of blueberries is encrypted in its color: the blue and purple shades of its peel and pulp are given by anthocyanin pigments – powerful antioxidants. Thanks to them, blueberries have gained their fame as a wonder berry for inside out beauty (by the way, blueberries do not lose their beneficial properties even when frozen).

Cranberries

 

Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

 

Called “the grapes of the North”, cranberries have long been considered the fruit of youth for their mighty power to fight free radicals, restore immunity and remove toxins from the body. They are packed with vitamins A, B and C; full of glucose, fructose, sucrose, and sorbitol; rich in organic acids such as citric, benzoic, malic and others; and also have a high content of essential oil, carotene, phenolcarboxylic acid, tannins, flavonoids, anthocyanin, iodine and potassium.

Antiseptic, healing, tonic, nourishing – it is difficult to mention a positive quality that would not be found in cranberries. They can do a great job for skin and hair: both cranberry juice and homemade masks with cranberries are good. Even fresh cranberry juice can help soothe the skin, whiten scars and reduce pigmentation, just apply the juice to the damaged area with a cotton swab, let it dry, and then rinse the area with running water.

Slavic women also know the beauty of a non-carbonated homemade cranberry drink called mors, the simplest drink made by mixing pure juice with water and sugar or honey.

Wild raspberries

 

Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

 

Without a doubt, raspberries are one of the most delicious berries. They are full of many goodies that make you beautiful inside out. They provide potassium, essential to nerves and heart function, and proven to lower blood pressure. They are rich in manganese, which is necessary for healthy bones and skin and helps regulate blood sugar.

Lingonberries

 

Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

 

Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) contain a huge amount of various vitamins, microelements, and phytochemicals. Benzoic acid found in these berries perfectly strengthens cell membranes, making your hair, skin and nails healthy and beautiful. Wild lingonberry is the winner in the berries world when it comes to the concentration of antioxidants. Having a broad range of health-promoting effects, they are considered “superfruits”. Many studies showed various beneficial effects of lingonberries, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer activities.

Stone berries

 

Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

 

Stone berries, or Rubus saxatilis, are eaten plain with sugar, honey, or milk, and can be used in preparation of juice, syrup, jams, and jellies. Stone berries are indispensable for metabolic disorders and natural glow of your skin, hair and nails. Rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as dietary fibre, potassium and antioxidants, these vibrant berries pack a potent nutritional punch. Add them to your smoothies, salads and desserts or just savor them on their own – the fresh, juicy flavours are the ultimate tastes of summer.

Cloudberries

 

Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

 

A single cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus) contains as much as four times more vitamin C than an entire orange. Cloudberries have a slightly tart, sweet taste. They contain powerful antioxidants known as ellagitannins that may protect against free radical damage and offer other health benefits. Many cosmetic giants have turned cloudberries into their beauty hits. The most important health benefits of cloudberry include its ability to protect against cardiovascular diseases, detoxify the body, and strengthen the immune system. It also helps slow the signs of aging, stimulates circulation, prevents diabetes and improves digestion.

Blackberries

 

Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

 

Blackberries are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, and high levels of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins. Antioxidants help fight against the adverse impact of free radicals in the body. Free radicals can damage cells and are thought to be closely involved in the aging process plus other health conditions, such as cancer and heart disease. Highly nourishing and refining on the skin, blackberries help to renew your skin cells, heal wounds and lift acne scars. Over time, they give your skin a healthy glow and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

 

What if you cannot find wild berries on the market

 

Okay, but what if you cannot find wild berries on the market or go to the forest to collect them? Buy farmed ones! They are not the best that nature can offer but very good too! In the United States in 2017, the collective commercial production of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries was a $6 billion industry dominated by the California growing and marketing company Driscoll’s. In 2017, strawberries alone were a $3.5 billion market of which 82% was for fresh fruit.[

In North America, Scandinavia or Russia, women are well aware about the wild berries beauty and health benefits; they eat these wonder berries fresh with breakfast cereals and desserts, dry them for herbal teas in winter, cook into jams and pressed to make juices and liqueurs. And whenever they have a chance to eat them fresh, they never miss an opportunity to rub a few on the face.

 

Wild berries – a secret beauty arsenal

 

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