A bright, juicy fruit that takes up an entire afternoon to peel is your skin ally. This superfood has garnered much attention during the last few years and for all the right reasons. Rich in polyphenols like anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and many other plant polyphenols, Pomegranates help protect the skin from free radicals. This ingredient also repairs skin damage caused due to environmental factors like UV radiation. Apart from making your salads extra delicious, this fruit is now hailed by skincare experts as a must-try ingredient. So, all of you looking for a versatile ingredient indulgence, this one’s for you.
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1) It is packed with antioxidants
One of the top pomegranate benefits is that it contains about 48% of the daily vitamin C, making it the ultimate blocker of free radicals. It also contains three types of antioxidants - anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and tannins, that work to detox as well as repair the skin from the damage caused due to environmental factors.
2) Has anti-ageing properties
Pomegranates help reduce the signs of skin ageing like age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Studies have shown that this superfood can stimulate Keratinocyte skin cells which help with cellular regeneration, making it a fantastic anti-ageing ingredient. Pomegranates also protect the skin from sun damage and exposure that can cause the skin to age faster.
3) Aids in cell regeneration
Skin barrier protection tops the list of pomegranate benefits. It helps with skin cell regeneration as it’s anti-inflammatory and high in essential fatty acids. Also, it’s effective in increasing circulation and healing the skin, aiding in tissue repair and wound healing.
4) Provides sun protection
Sipping pomegranate juice on a hot sunny day brings you joy and using it as a skincare ingredient keeps your skin happy. Pomegranates have sun protective compounds that help protect the skin against free radical damage, relieve sunburn and reduce the signs of sun damage.
5) Give a youthful appearance
This fruit that’s good for your heart is great for maintaining your youthful glow. Pomegranates boost collagen and elastin production, resulting in smooth, firm and soft skin.
6) Suits most skin types
This skincare ingredient penetrates deeply into your skin, nourishing it from the inside. It soothes dry, cracked and irritated skin. Since pomegranates contain punicic acid, an omega 5 fatty acid that hydrates and prevents moisture loss, it revives dry skin effectively. The use of pomegranates have been beneficial for oily, acne prone skin, to combat breakouts, reduce scarring, and soothe minor irritations.
How to use pomegranate in your skincare routine?
1) Face Mask Marvel
A pomegranate face mask is anti-ageing, acne-fighting and brightening. Try the Bravocado Deep Cleansing Clay Mask that’s powered by the dual action of two gentle clays – kaolin and bentonite, which draw out impurities from the skin, control breakouts and leave skin blemish-free. This mask is creamy, gentle, deep cleanses, controls excess oil and adds glow. And combined with the goodness of pomegranate, it improves skin’s elasticity. It’s a great match for oily, combination and acne-prone skin.
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2) Moisturizer Magic
What if you could enjoy the benefits of pomegranates all day long? With the right moisturizer, you definitely can! Pomegranate reduces the signs of ageing as it boosts collagen and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This ingredient is light yet penetrates the skin deep within, delivering smooth, nourished skin.
3) Serum Spell
A pomegranate serum is the easiest way to add this super ingredient to your skincare routine. Opt for a lightweight serum with pomegranate that boosts hydration, evens skin tone and adds glow. Go for the Bravocado Intense Brightening Serum, a glow-enhancing serum that absorbs easily into the skin without any greasy feel and intensely moisturizes it leaving skin brighter, smoother and radiant looking.
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Tip: Apart from the red dye it leaves behind, pomegranates can have a side effect. The polyphenols in pomegranate quickly oxidize in water. So if you're going to use a product with pomegranate extract, don’t let it sit on the shelf too long so you get the most potent version of the product.
Is your curiosity about using pomegranate in your skincare routine satiated? Give this superfood ingredient a try and let your skin shine!