DID YOU KNOW THAT NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL POMEGRANATE MONTH?
Perhaps it’s about time that the fruit got some recognition. If you thought the pomegranate is relatively new, think again. The fruit is believed to have originated in the Middle East and introduced to Egypt in 1600 BC. Spanish settlers introduced Americans to the pomegranate in the late 1700s. Today it is recognized as a super fruit, because of its superior skin care properties.
The fruit looks like a red apple, but is full of shiny red seeds, hence the name pomegranate which means ‘seeded apple’ in French. The easiest way to get to the seeds out is to whack the fruit against a hard surface a few times and then slice it in half.
INSIDE AND OUT, POMEGRANATES ARE A GIFT OF MOTHER NATURE.
People who are health conscious know that the fruit of the pomegranate is not only delicious, it is rich in vitamin A, B, C and E and a variety of minerals such as iron, potassium and calcium along with a high content of fiber. This combination makes is not only beneficial for everyone’s health, it is also ideal for skin care.
In skin care, the pomegranate is a sought after ingredient as the fruit is packed with antioxidants, vital in fighting all kinds of aging sings. The oil of the fruit ensures elastin and collagen production, giving aging skin a young and smooth look.
As skin gets older, it loses moisture, making pomegranate oil particularly welcome. The oil penetrates not only the outer layer of the skin but the inner layer as well, thus effectively moisturizing skin and locking in moisture. In addition, the pomegranate oil promotes good blood circulation and skin regeneration. This is good news for skin. While it renews itself, the formation of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots are delayed.
It’s not only dry skin that benefits from the pomegranate though, the oil of the pomegranate is just as beneficial to oily skin or combination skin. Young skin is often oily skin that frequently suffers from acne breakouts, or is scarred due to acne. This type of skin will do well with a pomegranate oil treatment or products containing the oil as it purifies the skin and has healing properties.
Where it comes to sun protection, the better creams will contain pomegranate oil, as this is completely harmless in comparison with other products that contain a lot of chemicals.
In addition to keeping skin young and healthy, pomegranate oil can also be used to treat minor cuts and bruises or to treat scars and stretch marks to become less visible.
Over the years the pomegranate has proven its worth. Whether you like to eat the fruit, or seek out its precious oil, your skin will benefit from the pomegranate.