Unbeknownst to many, pomegranates thrive in sunny Malaysia. In olden times, the pomegranate was loved for its medicinal purposes and health benefits. And while they’re still mainly known as a superfood for their immune-boosting properties, there are a number of reasons why this juicy ruby fruit is the skincare ingredient you need right now. In short, the pomegranate doesn’t just improve the health of your body, but can improve your complexion’s health too.
Because pomegranates naturally have a staggeringly high amount of vitamin C (one fruit is said to have 50 per cent of your daily requirements) and antioxidants, its extract is effective at smoothing the skin. Plus, because pomegranates are also rich in other antioxidants, phytonutrients, minerals, and fatty acids, it improves the skin’s overall texture.
First off, anti-inflammatory properties help to soothe the skin which in turn smoothens the skin. Consider this: less redness, less dryness, less flakiness equates to bidding roughness adieu. Next, it improves elasticity. How? Well, by promoting collagen production. Collagen is the skin’s main structural protein, meaning that ensuring your body is naturally producing adequate amounts means nothing less than a bouncy and youthful mien.