Pomegranates have been celebrated across many different cultures for their amazing health benefits. Taken internally, pomegranate juice has been shown to have one of the highest sources of anti-oxidants. Pomegranates are also known to reduce plaque and cholesterol, as well as utilized as a tool against breast cancer. When topically applied, Pomegranates yield many amazing benefits!
There are two ways Pomegranates are used in skin care–one way is through extraction of the oil from the seeds using a cold press method; the other way is extracting the essence from the peel, thus, resulting in pomegranate extract.
Pomegranate seed oil is an amazing multi-tasking ingredient for every skin type. Pomegranate oil is a strong anti-oxidant, with anti-inflammatory properties, and is easily absorbed into the skin for deep penetration. It stimulates keratinocytes, whose sole function is to protect the skin from environmental damage. Over time, our skin’s natural protective barrier is compromised by UV radiation, pollutants, and other environmental stressors, causing pre-mature aging, pigmentation, and other negative side effects. Pomegranate oil helps build up our skin’s natural protective barrier, which essentially helps our skin stay healthy and younger looking! But that’s not all, folks! Pomegranate oil contains omega 5 fatty acids, copper, zinc, and Vitamin E that all aid in cellular regeneration, natural sun protection, and helps to restore the skin to its youthful appearance.
Pomegranate extract has many of the same benefits as its oil counterpart; they are just absorbed differently. Pomegranate oil can penetrate the skin deeper, so it is more beneficial to the skin at the cellular level, while the extract acts as an effective astringent and strong anti-oxidant to help repair the skin’s natural protective barrier from the surface.
Try Pomegranate on your skin!
Want to use this miracle fruit on your skin? Skin Fitness Therapy has two products that include this powerful and beneficial fruit–pomegranate oil can be found in the Deep Pore Pumpkin Pomegranate Cleanser and pomegranate extract is found in the Pomegranate Wine Acai + Date Seeds Peel. Both products will restore your skin and give it a supple and youthful appearance!
The Pomegranate Wine Acai + Date Seeds Peel is an excellent peel to use this fall. It is a great peel to help the skin heal from the harsh summer sun. It is a great anti-inflammatory and extremely high in anti-oxidants. It contains a high amount of OPC’s (Oligo-procyanadolic oligomers), which have been shown to be 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E and 25 times more powerful than Vitamin C, both of which promote collagen and strengthen elastin!