In the last few years pomegranate has been advertised as a super-food, but her value is well known in medicine and cosmetics for ages.
Pomegranate is a symbol of prosperity and abundance in some cultures. This red fruit is full of vitamins and antioxidants, having three times more antioxidants than red wine or green tea.
Different studies have shown that pomegranate juice is beneficial for the immune system, blood circulation, good for controlling the “bad” cholesterol, cleaning the arteries, lowering the risk of a heart attack and the risk of getting cancer.
Pomegranate and skin care:
With all those antioxidants present, its anti-inflammatory and regenerating properties, pomegranate is irreplaceable when it comes to skin care, especially in products with anti-aging effect.
1. Regenerating cells
This fruit helps in protecting the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) and helps regenerate epidermal and dermal (inner layer of skin) skin cells, while also beneficial for the blood flow, healing of wounds and general skin regeneration.
2. Protection from the sun
Pomegranate has some substances that protect the skin from sunlight, preventing skin cancer and relieving he symptoms of sunburns.
3. Anti-aging effects
It simply prevents early aging, helps in reducing the wrinkles caused by the sun, and also good for skin that has blemishes.
4. Young looking skin
Pomegranate contains collagen and elastin, two proteins that soften the skin, and make it look younger and smoother.
5. Dry skin
The beneficial effect of pomegranate for dry skin comes from its small molecular structure. The medicinal substances easily penetrate deep in the skin, and calm and soothe dry, irritated skin.
6.Oily/mixed skin type
Pomegranate oil helps against acne, irritation and scar healing.