Pomegranate Skincare Benefits
There’s a reason that pomegranate is called a ‘superfood’. As a food, pomegranate has been shown to help with boosting immunity, weight loss and even heart health. But, let’s be honest, we care a little bit more about what pomegranate can do for our skin. And it turns out; pomegranate can do a lot for that! Read on to find out exactly what pomegranate can do for you:
1. Pomegranate can fight breakouts. Pomegranate has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, which allow it to quickly reduce the color, size and severity of pimples, taking that giant, red zit down to a tiny blur. It has also been shown to help clear up acne scarring. If acne is a concern, try Derma e Vitalizing Cleanser with Tamanu and Pomegranate, a sulfate-free gel cleanser that combines pomegranate with healing tamanu to give breakouts the boot.
2. It is super hydrating. Pomegranate is a great source of hydration, and its molecular structure allows it to penetrate deep into the skin, hydrating from within. It also contains vitamin C, which can reduce dry, rough skin, and Omega-5 fatty acid, which locks in moisture. If your skin has been feeling the effects of the cooler weather, try Dr. Organic Pomegranate Skin Lotion, a light, yet super absorbent cream that blends hydrating pomegranate with olive oil and shea butter to nix dry skin for good.
3. Pomegranate has amazing antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are important because they prevent skin damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that are produced from exposure to environmental factors like the sun, pollution and even cigarettes. Free radicals cause damage to the skin cells, which leads to premature aging. Antioxidants fight free radicals to keep your skin healthy and youthful, making them incredibly useful in anti-aging products. Dr. Organic Pomegranate Anti-Aging Cream mixes pomegranate’s antioxidant properties with its hydrating effects for an extremely potent anti-aging combination that will soften, smooth, protect and plump.
4. Pomegranate can protect from the sun. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, pomegranate is great at preventing damage caused by sun exposure. But it can also protect your skin from the sun, and studies have shown that it not only helps prevent sunburn, but adding pomegranate to sun protection products can actually increase their SPF. Murad Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30 contains SPF-boosting pomegranate extract and softening vitamin E to keep skin protected and looking youthful. And thanks to its micro-minerals, it provides a matte finish, making it perfect for wearing under makeup.
– Rebecca Harisson