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The Power of the Pomegranate: How can Pomegranate Be Useful for Your Skin?
- Mar, 29 , 18
- Bridgett Gordon
Many cosmetic and skin care manufacturers are now including Pomegranate extract in their products. It is incorporated into the skin care products to treat problems like dry skin, age spots, and hyper-pigmentation. Here’s why:
Powerful Antioxidant- The best way to get rid of aging skin is to make sure that your skin is receiving proper nutrition. Since pomegranates have powerful antioxidants they are able to replenish the skin and prevent damage.
Cell Regeneration- Pomegranates are rich in ellagic acid, an antioxidant, and punicic acid, an Omega 5 fatty acid that is beneficial for cell regeneration. Pomegranates protect and strengthen skin cells on the surface and regenerate cells in the deeper layers of skin. Both the fruit and the oil from its seeds strengthen the outer layers and repair deeper layers of skin as well as stimulate keratinocytes (the skin cells in the deepest layer of the skin)
Anti-Aging- Aging is almost unavoidable, but aging early is not. Pomegranate’s powerful antioxidants fight and repair damage from the sun and environmental factors that age skin, including hyperpigmentation and age spots. Vitamin C present in pomegranate helps with the formation of collagen the main structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues)
Hydration- If you suffer from dry skin try adding some pomegranate. Pomegranate seed oil deeply penetrates skin to fortify moisture where it is needed most. Also, it’s loaded with punicic acid, an omega-5 fatty acid, which helps lock in moisture and keep out bacteria.
Acne- Every one deals with acne but there is a way to combat it. Pomegranate contains high levels of vitamin C required for the production of sebum, an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands of the skin. Pomegranate also generates tissue in the affected area to minimize the appearance of acne scars.
Pomegranate sterol would be beneficial for increased hydration in the skin and a barrier against factors in the environment since the outmost layer of the skin is directly exposed.