Beautiful Skin with Pomegranates

Pomegranates are good for your skin and are becoming well entrenched in anti-ageing and sun care products. The oil is prized by the beauty industry and here are a dozen good reasons why:

  • Anti-inflammatory – pomegranate inhibits 2 enzymes linked to inflammation and early ageing
  • Anti-ageing
  • Sun protection, both before and after sun exposure. Pomegranate suppresses lipid peroxidation which is linked to damage from UV light
  • Promotes production of collagen and elastic for a more youthful look
  • Promotes thickening of the epidermal layer
  • Dry Skin rejuvenation
  • Hyperpigmentation reduction
  • Age-spot reduction
  • Antioxidant power
  • Anti-microbial properties
  • Wound healing –  contains phenolic compounds which can reduce healing time by 35% (Indian research)
  • Skin cancer prevention – the oil of pomegranate seeds contains high levels of ellagic acid, which inhibits growth of skin cancer .

LongevityBoom enjoys the Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care  range sourced from organic farms in Turkey.  The serum is great.

But if there’s a fresh pomegranate in the house we like to make our own quick mask. Simply juice a section of fresh pomegranate, mix the juice with yogurt or kefir and apply as a mask for 15 minutes.  Rinse off.  Enjoy the benefits.


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