Pomegranate: What’s hidden between the lines?

Why natural ingredients make the best cosmetic ingredients

Childhood memories are special to each and everyone. We all have a time, place, scent or even a flavor that makes you smile when it comes to mind. Sharing these cherished moments with our kids are just as valuable as the memory itself. For some reason, my greatest memories have always revolved around food. Both my parents absolutely loved to eat and feed with love. One particular memory I’ve recently shared with my daughter was my love for pomegranate and that how I loved it when my siblings and I would gather around my mom while she’d deseed the tasty treat. It took her a while but the end result was scrumptious! I can’t do that with my kids. They want that sweet and tart juicy flavor as soon as now! So what do I do? I turned to Google for a speedy solution and found a new technique to burst the goodness in less than a minute. I only wished my mom had known this method back in the day :/

Anyhow, during my search I found the surprising benefits of the historic pomegranate. Turns out, pomegranates are one of the healthier foods you can eat. High in antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C, and a great source of fiber, pomegranates pack a nutritional punch that most foods can’t come close to! So I took my search to another level… Now we all know that whatever you can eat can be applied to the skin. So I started to read up on the value which pomegranate does to the skin. I was utterly astounded to my findings!!! I was so excited about the fruits’ benefit that I began looking for natural beauty products which contain the magical seeds/oil.

Here are a few qualities which grasped my attention:

Dry skin: Pomegranate is a wonderful source for replenishing dry, dull skin. It is also a great plant-derived source of vitamin C, which can diminish skin roughness when applied to the skin. Dermatologists suggest that we apply pomegranate seed oil, as studies have shown it to promote regeneration of epidermis.

Environmental effects: Harmful UV rays and pollution causes oxidative damage to our skin cells, and can increase one’s risk of developing wrinkles, age spots, sunburn and even cancer. The antioxidants (namely polyphenols) found in pomegranates help to protect our cells from such oxidative stress. Pomegranate-derived products have also been found to play a vital role in repairing DNA damage.

Collagen producer: Pomegranates help to plump up skin and boost your blood supply to get rid of that tired look. Eliminating sagging lose skin comes easy with the natural acid (ellagic) which stimulates collagen cells to help minimize skin defects.

Anti-aging benefits: Pomegranate infused products slow down the process of ageing by reducing wrinkles and fine lines on the face caused by constant exposure to sun. It also helps to sustain the regeneration of the skin cells and prevent hyper pigmentation and occurrence of dark spots.

Acne breakouts: Antioxidants in pomegranates will help to reduce inflammation which causes bacteria to form through the oil glands of the skin preventing the outbreak of pimples while controlling the production of sebum.

Heal scars: Pomegranate helps revitalize cells in the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin. It has the capability to speed the process of healing of wounds. The oil in pomegranate seeds is loaded with skin friendly nutrients which are valuable for the strengthening and regeneration of the epidermis.

So in addition to the deliciously luscious taste, the health benefits of the pomegranate are endless! It’s no wonder why the humble pomegranate has been found in ancient scriptures.

Do you have a pomegranate beauty tip? Feel free to share with us!

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