How Pomegranates Beautify Your Skin
Being a fruit that is available all year round, not many of us stop and wonder how big a pomegranates can benefit our health and beauty. But there’s a reason why it’s called the “wonder fruit” and “super food”, after all (making it as one of our favorite in Advanced Dermatology’s anti-ageing tool-kit). Read on to know more how the shiny, red fruit can benefit your whole beauty.
The immense benefit of pomegranates is not new; the fruit itself is one of the oldest remedies known to mankind, with the first actual documentation came from Egyptian text dated nearly 3500 years ago as well as in other ancient civilizations such as the Greeks, Persians, and the Jews. It’s not until now that with scientific methods that we know more about the benefits from pomegranates and the science behind it.
According to countless research and studies, pomegranates is known for various antioxidants and polyphenol, particularly Ellagic acid, a type of polyphenol that is quite powerful to protect the DNA by building the body’s own antioxidant molecule called glutathione. Because of the profound discovery, you can see that glutathione created a lot of buzz and a number of beauty brands have incorporated the antioxidant in their health and beauty products.
Not to mention that incorporating pomegranates into your diet will give a wonderful effect for your skin: pomegranates is full with anti-microbial, anti-aging (thanks to the antioxidants), and anti-inflammatory properties – beneficial to give your skin a much needed boost and rejuvenation.
By now you probably wonder how you can get through eating pomegranates regularly when the little seed looks cumbersome enough. A trick here is to separate the rind from the seeds by opening it up and dividing the fruit into quarters. Soak them in plain water for 15 minutes and most of the seeds with fall off, making it easier for your to separate (or at least easier to remove) and you can reap pomegranates’s benefits to your heart’s content.
You can have a pomegranate juice instead of eating it. Just put the just separated seeds into the blender and blend in pulses just to break away the juice (any more with cause too much of seed breakage and clouding the drink). Strain the juice thoroughly and drink it!
If drinking the elixir is not your forte, you can reap the benefits by applying them directly onto your skin. Make them into a homemade remedy. After separating the seeds (see tip above!), blend the mixture containing three heaped tablespoons of pomegranate seed with a cup cooked oatmeal, two tablespoons of extra virgin organic olive oil and a tablespoon of raw honey. Blend thoroughly and apply the mixture onto your face and wash them off with warm water after the face mask dries off.
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