It is amazing all the great tasting fruits and vegetables that we eat which are also proving to be fabulous additions to our skincare routines. The field of study is continually expanding in the area of botanical ingredients that deliver incredible benefits and better results than synthetic chemical laded cosmetics. Today we will look at a 'Superfood' ingredient the humble Pomegranate and the benefits that we could reap from using in our skincare regiment. Pomegranates are delicious to eat and extraordinarily beneficial to restoring and retaining youthful skin.
These little seeds contain extraordinarily high amounts of Vitamins C, E and K.Pomegranates are powerful antioxidants and they contain some impressive anti-inflammatory properties.
The benefits of using skin care products with pomegranate extract in them are many. Here are just a few of these benefits:
- You can see an improvement in the elasticity of your skin after using products with pomegranate in them. Elasticity is the “bounce back” of your skin. The collagen in our skin is what determines this quality. As we age, our skin produces less collagen, so our skin has less elasticity causing it to sag more and more. Vitamin C is a vital component of the formation of collagen and Pomegranate is full of it!
- By stimulating the skins' aquaporins (the channels through which water passes in and out of the skin) the natural flow of water in the skin can be restored. This is critical for hydrating the epidermis and rendering the skin supple, smooth and young looking. This action is also responsible for preventing skin ageing. Wrinkle reduction is a significant benefit to Pomegranate. Many factors cause wrinkles, sun damage, dry skin, loss of elasticity are just a few. Fortunately, if you are using products with this extract, you are reducing your chances of these issues.
- Pomegranate is known for its skin brightening effects as it has been found that ellagic acid (a component of pomegranate extract) has an inhibitory effect on hyperpigmentation caused by UV damage. Possessing a unique ability to heal and protect your skin.
Pomegranate in skin care, sounds impressive right?
When combined with other anti-aging, antioxidant-rich and hydrating ingredients, the benefits are amplified from using pomegranate enriched skin care formulations. There you have it for brighter healthier and younger looking skin join the fruit movement and get those benefits.