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Five reasons: Why Pomegranate is perfect for your skin

pomegranate-main Pomegranate has many health benefits, and it can do wonders for one's skin too. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
Indo-Asian News Service | London | Posted: September 1, 2014 10:58 am | Updated: September 1, 2014 1:46 pm

Pomegranate has many health benefits, and it can do wonders for one’s skin too.

From playing the role of powerful antioxidant to a product of anti-ageing, the fruit can help in many ways, suggests Wren Holmes, brand manager of natural ayurvedic skincare Urban Veda, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Here’s how you can use the fruit for skin nourishment:

Powerful antioxidant: Skin nutrition is vital at tackling one of the biggest causes of aging: free radical damage, and pomegranates are rightly known as superfoods for their antioxidant content.

Cellular regeneration: Not only is pomegranate anti-inflammatory and high in essential fatty acids, it has also been shown to stimulate Keratinocyte skin cells which help with cellular regeneration, making it a fantastic anti-aging ingredient.

Anti-ageing: The outer layer of the skin, the dermis, is made up of collagen and elastic fibres. Wrinkles arise in the dermis as collagen and elastin degrade and Vitamin C is an integral part of collagen formation enabling proteins to become stronger. Just one pomegranate possesses 48 percent of the daily value of Vitamin C.

Organic pomegranate juice: Organic pomegranate juice is highly beneficial for skin. Its small molecular structure helps to penetrate more deeply into the skin to deliver hydration rich in micronutrients and phytochemicals.

The crushed seeds of pomegranate are also perfect for exfoliation.

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