Pomegranates are considered to be one of the healthiest food in earth and is also tagged as a super food. This special fruit contains many health beneficial compounds that are rare in other foods. It can lower the risks of many diseases, including cancer and heart disease.
A single pomegranate is packed with antioxidants and vitamins. This is why it is widely used, not only for its health benefits, but also for the skin care benefits. Because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial capabilities, it is an effective ingredient for skin care products. Here are other skin care benefits of pomegranates, whether eaten or used as a skin care product.
“An opened pomegranate” by Anton Croos
Sun damage, too much sun exposure, stress and lack of rest are only a few of the causes of premature ageing. Although some of these causes we can hardly avoid, the effect is a different matter. Premature aging signs are easily detected – wrinkles, lines and age spots are some of the signs. Pomegranates can prevent premature aging because it protects the skin from damage due to stress, pollution and sun exposure.
- Cell Regeneration
Pomegranates can aid in faster healing of wounds and prevents it from scarring the skin. This is because pomegranates help in protecting the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and works well with cell regeneration in the inner layer (dermis). This can increase the cell circulation and aid to a faster healing.
- Sun Protection
Because of its skin-protecting capabilities, pomegranates can also protect the skin from sun damage. This special fruit contains compounds that protect the skin from damage, sunburns and other damaging effects of the sun. It can also prevent skin cancer due to too much UV exposure.
- Healing Cuts
The ability of pomegranates to aid in cell regeneration also makes it effective in healing cuts and wounds. Cuts can leave scars if the skin cells are not as healthy to redevelop the tissues. Pomegranate is packed with antioxidants that aids in a healthy cell-repair and rebuilding of tissues. This can make healing of cuts faster and bring back the flawless skin.
- Natural Moisturizer
Because of the natural antioxidants that pomegranates can offer, it can keep your skin moisturized. Pomegranates are effective to use on dry skin. It is packed with punicic acid which is an omega 5 fatty acid. This fatty acid prevents dryness and loss of skin moisture, and it enhances the hydration of the skin.
The small molecular structure of this special fruit allows it to enter deep into the skin and keep the roots moisturized, leaving a naturally healthy and moisturized skin. Moisturizing skin care products commonly use pomegranates as part of the content because of this special ability.
Pomegranates contain punicalagins – a natural anti-inflammatory compound that is effective for both internal and external inflammations. This compound is strong enough to prevent internal inflammations that can lead to fatal diseases. For the skin, it can help prevent acne and pimples which can be prone to infection and inflammation.
- Prevents Oily Skin
The natural hydration capabilities of pomegranates keep the skin moisturized and prevent oily skin. This can combat acne breakouts, pimples and skin irritations that are brought about by oily skin. A well-hydrated skin can also easily avoid skin irritations and scarring which can lead to a healthier and younger looking skin.
Skin care is an important aspect of health. Most people go through many ways to keep their skin health in top shape. Your skin is obviously the most visible part of you. Together with healthy pomegranates, you can maintain your skin through Botox treatment in Melbourne. Keep your overall appearance vibrant and healthy with pomegranates.
Thanks to Sunny for the guest post 🙂 I had no idea that pomegranates were great for so many things!
Pomegranates are great antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. My friend takes a product called Pomi-t which is made up of pomegranates, which other natural substances to help prevent prostate cancer. They have done clinical research to show it can help.
mellissa williams recently posted…What Can We Do To Stop Our Homes Flooding
I’ve always loved pomegranates – there’s no other fruit that could keep us entertained for hours with a pin when we were young! Who knew that they were so useful for other benefits too?
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Wow I hadn’t realised how good Pomegranates were for you before. And yummy too! I must go stock up on them now. Thanks for sharing x
Zoe Alicia recently posted…Am I Authentic Yet? | Be Authentic
I absolutely love pomegranates and actually had a craving for them when I was pregnant. They are so tasty but I didn’t know they were considered one of the healiest foods. Will definitely try adding it to my shopping list more. X
And they also taste amazing in cocktails and salads 😉 x
Colette B recently posted…Safer Internet Day with Intel Security
I have only ever tried them on top of salad. Didnt realise they were quite so good for you. Will make it my mission to use more often.
Elaine Croft recently posted…How Your Home Décor Scheme Can Help Improve Your Mood
I never knew this – will have to start eating them and finding products which use them
Kara recently posted…The Return of Heelys!
Can you believe i have never tried them, but I want to now, I am goign in search this week xx
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I have a slight obsession with Pomegranates so great to see just how good they are for you. I also love pomegranate juice, so refreshing x
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