- May 4, 2017
Hello! Welcome to the spring side of life? A season for lazy lounging in evergreen grasses, spending more time outdoors, but most importantly, don’t fail to think about skincare products that have natural UV protection like Pomegranate extract.
While you are enjoying the goodies that come with the season, do not forget that the sun’s rays are particularly strong during this period, and embracing the right sunscreen products should be your first major method of defense.
Whether you subscribe to the habit of drinking pomegranate juice, eating the fruit or simply using skin products that contain good amount of pomegranate extract, this is one fruit that definitely should belong to your list of priority skin products if you care to improve your skin’s natural UV resistance. When choosing your skin products this summer, there virtually about three things you look out for:
- a product that guarantees protection against UVA and UVB rays
- a water-resistant product
- a product that is friendly with your skin type.
If you are lucky enough to find a product that organically does all of this interestingly, then you are not far from the Promised Land…haha.
The pomegranate is a popular fruit that contains high levels of antioxidants greater than most herbal teas. The scientific name for this fruit is punica granatum. Pomegranates are a powerful source of one of my favorite wellness powerhouses, polyphenols. Polyphenols are phytochemicals that act as antioxidant. These substances counteract the damaging effects of free radicals
Health Benefits of Pomegranates
It helps to hydrate dry skin. When compared to herbal teas, pomegranate extracts work better at replenishing dry skins. Pomegranates contain rich amount of Vitamin C that aids in strengthening immunity and ensuring healthy skin and hair. It is friendly with all skin types and as such, was nicknamed the fountain of youth by a few beauticians.
Collagen Production. Collagen is the basic building block of our skin and the key protein that maintains firm, smooth, perky skin. Special compounds in pomegranates not only inhibit enzymes that break down collagen, but also extend the life of fibroblasts to support skin’s integrity and improve skin elasticity.
Sun-Damage Protection. Overexposure to UV rays have damaging effects on our skin. Pomegranates offer serious sun protection, thanks to the unique presence of antioxidants shields skin cells from oxidative stress.