At our house, pomegranates are a big deal. They feel luxurious, and getting those succulent little seeds out of their ruby red container is such a chore that eating them feels like a reward for a job well done. But while pomegranates may seem like a high-end treat, their delights don’t end in deliciousness. Here’s why this gorgeous fruit is just as good for your skin as it is for your tummy:
1. Pomegranate helps fight sun damage.
Free radicals are often triggered by sun exposure. Pomegranate helps fight these free radicals, which helps smooth skin and limit the damage sun exposure causes to your skin.
2. Pomegranate helps firm skin.
Pomegranate contains catechins. This antioxidant prevents the degradation of connective skin tissue, which helps your boy stimulate collagen synthesis. That collagen helps your skin looks firm and supple.
3. Pomegranate helps prevent wrinkles.
Pomegranate seeds contain punicic acid that helps your skin retain moisture, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Plus, ellagic acid in pomegranate reduces wrinkles caused by UVB exposure.
4. Pomegranate makes your skin radiant.
Vitamin C makes your skin absolutely glow. And that’s great because pomegranate is packed with Vitamin C, which also helps your skin look even and glowey.
5. Pomegranate hydrates skin.
Punicic acid and oleic acid hydrate and repair skin. That’s what makes pomegranate such a powerful hydrator.
Pomegranate is a super food that’s super fantastic for your skin. So make sure this powerful fruit is in your skincare routine!