Pomegranates are a delicious, sweet fruit that make a perfect substitution for an unhealthy snack when that sugar craving hits!
Pomegranates have some phenomenal health benefits, but did you know they are excellent for your skin too?
That's why pomegranate is one of our key ingredients here at Stem organics. Keep reading to find out how pomegranates can keep your skin youthful and glowing.
Fights Free Radicals and Boosts Collagen to Keep the Skin Young
Powerful antioxidants, namely Anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and punicalagin work together to prevent and treat the signs of aging by fighting off free radicals that age the skin. Free radicals come in many forms from smoking, poor diet and even environmental pollution. These antioxidants also increase circulation to renew and repair cells.
Important compounds in pomegranate also help to boost collagen production. Collagen is a structural protein essential for keeping the skin taut, plump and youthful.
Another reason pomegranate is so good for keeping the skin youthful is because it penetrates deeply into the dermis to provide deep hydration. Pomegranate is rich in an omega 5 fatty acid, which helps to lock in this hydration and keep dirt and bacteria out.
Vitamin C Provides Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Properties
It's no secret that vitamin C is known as the “beauty vitamin” thanks to its incredible antioxidant activity.
Did you know that pomegranates contain 48% of the recommended dose of vitamin C? That's not only going to boost your health, your skin is going to show you some serious love too!
Vitamin C is renowned for it’s potent anti-inflammatory properties. By reducing and controlling inflammation in the skin, your skin will look clearer and healthier, as Vitamin C helps to reduce and heal inflammatory conditions such as acne or eczema.
Vitamin C also helps to promote the formation of collagen, as well as reduce dark spots helping to visibly brighten the complexion.
Provides Natural Sun Protection
A polyphenol in pomegranates, called Ellagic acid, helps to provide the skin with some natural protection against UVA and UVB Rays.
When used in conjunction with an SPF, Ellagic acid increases the SPF by up to 20%!
Regenerates Cells for A Healthier Complexion
Pomegranate is a powerful skin regenerator and may in fact reverse damage that has already occurred in the skin.
There are important cells called keratinocytes found in the outer layer of the skin (The epidermis). Topically applied pomegranate extract helps to stimulate these cells. By regenerating these cells skin damage can be reversed and a more youthful complexion will be revealed.
We bet you didn’t know pomegranate can do all that! Pomegranate along with Aloe and Kakadu Plum are our 3 key ingredients here at Stem Organics and their benefits are simply fantastic!