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These Benefits Prove Why Pomegranate is Good for the Skin

Pomegranate Benefits for the Skin
Pomegranate health benefits can be availed by the intake of pomegranate juice or fruit. However, to obtain its skin care properties, it can also be applied topically. There are several cosmetic formulations that include an extract of pomegranate juice or oil.
Ashwini Kulkarni Sule
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018
Pomegranate is rightly called the 'miracle fruit', due to its immense health benefits. Recently, its benefits for skin have also been discovered.

The use of pomegranate in medicine can be traced back to 1552 BC. The ancient Egyptian papyrus holds record of pomegranate being used for healing purposes. Apparently, Greek healers used pomegranate to cure variety of diseases. These include arthritis, circulatory disorders, digestive problems and infections. Although, pomegranate was also a part of some ancient beauty concoctions, its use for manufacturing cosmetic products began only after its benefits for skin were rediscovered.
Benefits for Acne
Acne is mostly a result of digestive problems or hormonal imbalance. Pomegranate helps in acne prevention by destroying the root cause itself. It corrects the digestive issues and promotes healthy blood circulation. If you already have an acne outbreak, then applying pomegranate juice on the affected area might help. It heals the acne and also prevents the scar formation by regenerating tissues in the affected area.
Anti Aging
Girl and pomegranate
Pomegranate juice for skin is a great remedy for skin that is damaged due to sun exposure or aging. It repairs this damage so that you get smooth and youthful skin. Pomegranate extends the life of fibroblasts, the cells that are responsible for the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin pump up the skin and render it elasticity. This in turn, keeps the skin youthful for years and minimizes the visibility of wrinkles.
Healing Cuts and Scrapes
Bowl of pomegranate
Pomegranate seeds contain excellent healing properties. It promotes rapid healing of the wound and also fights infection. Besides, it does not leave a scar or mark on the skin after healing.
Pomegranate Components and Properties
Pomegranate is rich in ingredients such as vitamins B5 and C, potassium, polyphenols etc., that enhance the beauty and life of skin. It is a good source of ellagic acid and antioxidants, which are helpful in destroying free radicals. Pomegranate seed oil for skin can be considered as an 'elixir of youth' as it contains punicic acid, an omega 5 conjugated fatty acid, which is effective in cell regeneration and proliferation. This considerably delays the process of aging. Moreover, it is also rich in compounds such as phytoestrogen and a rare plant-based source of CLA.
Pomegranate Skin Creams
There are two methods of availing pomegranate skin benefits, you can either opt for cosmetic formulations or use it in its most natural form. Cosmetic creams use an extract of pomegranate seeds and combine it with an array of other chemical ingredients. As a result, most of the properties are lost due to over-processing. Moreover, these products are often very expensive and do not produce desired results. The best solution to overcome this problem is by applying homemade pomegranate juice on your skin. Put a handful of pomegranate seeds in a blender to make juice. Strain it and apply it directly on your skin or any affected area. Since, no processing or artificial ingredients are involved, the properties remain intact. Thus, natural pomegranate juice is the best way to get maximum benefits.
Pomegranate benefits for skin are myriad, however, you need to use it for a prolonged period of time to actually notice the results. In the meanwhile, you can also get rid of any health problems concerned with digestion or circulation.