We all know that pomegranates are loaded with myriad health benefits, but have you ever wondered if pomegranate juice can do wonders for your skin. The fact that this delicious fruit is packed with powerful antioxidants makes it a natural anti-ageing agent. (Read: 8 reasons why you should start eating pomegranates) Wren Holmes, brand manager of natural ayurvedic skincare Urban Veda, reports femalefirst.co.uk about 5 reasons why this tasty fruit is good for the skin –
Powerful antioxidant – One of the key measures for tackling ageing of skin is through rendering better skin nutrition. As pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, they not only nourish the skin, but also prevent damage caused due to free radicals.
Cellular regeneration – In addition to being effective anti-inflammatory and high in essential fatty acids, pomegranate possesses potent anti-aging compounds, which helps in stimulating keratinocyte cells (skin cells) thereby aiding cellular regeneration.
Anti-ageing – Vitamin C present in pomegranate plays a key role in formation of collagen (skin is made up of collagen and elastic fibres), thus enabling various proteins responsible for making healthy and stronger skin. One pomegranate possesses 48 percent of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin C.
Moisturizer – Organic pomegranate juice is extremely beneficial for skin. It not only penetrates deeply into the skin, but also moisturises the skin with micronutrients and phytochemicals.
Exfoliation – The crushed seeds of pomegranate acts as an excellent natural aid for exfoliating dead cells present on skin.