The name itself is enough to give you the superiority aura.Pomegranate is round and looks like a red apple. The skin is unpalatable but inside beholds a lot of edible seeds. There are red and white ones from the same family. Seeds of the white pomegranates happen to be softer than the red ones. The former has a sweet taste while the latter tastes a lot like cranberries - fairly tart with a bit of sweetness underneath.
Like most other varieties, pomegranate has anti-viral, anti-oxidant and tumour properties said to be a good source of vitamin A,C and E as well as folid acid. To fully exploit its nutrients, spit out the seeds; better known as arils and chew them to release the juice from the sacs then swallow the seeds.
Interesting ways to make the seeds edible is if you toss them into a fruit or green salad, sprinkle onto your yoghurt or cereals or add them to smoothies or juices.
Eating or drinking it on a daily basis is excellent for your immunity. It fights diabetes, keeps blood pressure in check and provides roughage which smoothens digestion. In addition to that, it is an effective ingredient for your skin.
It not only helps to improve the skin's texture but also slows down the process of ageing.
Here are four amazing skin benefits of pomegranate seeds and juice;
Pomegranate juice for face pack
Mix the juice with bentonite clay and stir thoroughly. Apply it on your face and let it rest for a while. Gently rinse it off and you will be good to go.
Pomegranate juice as a skin toner
Extract the juice, mix it well with a controlled amount of apple cider vinegar. Apply it on your face. However, too much vinegar is not recommended because it has a strongly acidic nature that may cause burns.
Pomegranate juice for exfoliation
Exfoliation unclogs pores, prevents acnes and evens out your skin tone. All you have to do is grind the seeds, add some rose water and then apply it on your face. Wash it gently with cold water.
Pomegranate seed oil for cleansing
Add jojoba oil to the pomegranate seeds and leave them on a control amount of heat for a couple of hours, say six. Apply the oil right after cleansing or toning by massaging it right into your skin twice a day.
The skin is a sensitive body organ that needs to be taken care of with uttermost patience. Pomegranate can definitely aid in improving your skin health but there are few drawbacks.
Be sure to use its oil and extracts on your own as spot treatments and in case of any side effects such as itchiness, swelling, runny nose or difficulty in breathing, visit a dermatologist.
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