Use pomegranate face masks for glowing skin, says my mom

We all want healthy and glowing skin, and pomegranate can help you. Try these pomegranate masks for glowing skin.
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Pomegranate is good for skin. Image courtesy: Freepik
Natalia Ningthoujam Published: 20 Feb 2024, 20:27 pm IST
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As you turn 30, you will start noticing changes in your skin. Pollution also doesn’t make it any easier for maintaining skin health. A few months ago, I started noticing my face losing its glow. I started drinking more water and other healthy beverages to improve my skin. My mom also told me to include pomegranate in my skin care routine. She believes in the power of pomegranate for glowing skin. So, I mixed a few kitchen ingredients with pomegranate juice and applied it on my face. Guess what? It didn’t take long for this home remedy for glowing skin to start showing results!

What are the benefits of pomegranate for skin?

There are multiple reasons why pomegranate makes a wonderful skincare ingredient. Here are some benefits of this healthy fruit:

1. Antioxidant protection

Pomegranate may help in decreasing the signs of ageing, according to a 2013 research published in the Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal. Pomegranate is rich in vitamin C and polyphenols, which help protect the skin from free radical damage and oxidative stress. This helps in delaying the signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines, says skin expert and cosmetologist Dr Jatin Mittal.

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Pomegranate may delay the signs of ageing. Image courtesy: Freepik

2. Anti-inflammatory properties

The anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranate can help reduce inflammation in the skin. It can soothe skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

3. Hydration

Drinking water is good for your skin health, and pomegranate has water content. So, it helps to hydrate the skin and prevents skin from drying up.

4. Promotes collagen production

Pomegranate stimulates collagen production in the skin. It improves elasticity and firmness, helping to maintain a youthful appearance, says the expert.

5. Skin regeneration

Pomegranate promotes cell regeneration and repair, aiding in the healing of wounds, scars, and blemishes. It contributes to overall skin health and rejuvenation.

Pomegranate can generally benefit all skin types, including dry, oily, combination, and sensitive skin, says Dr Mittal. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it suitable for various skin concerns, such as dryness, acne, ageing, and irritation. However, people with specific allergies or sensitivities to pomegranate or its components should perform a patch test before applying it to their skin extensively.

Pomegranate masks for glowing skin

Try these pomegranate face masks to get glowing skin.

1. Pomegranate and honey face mask

  • Mix two tablespoons of pomegranate juice with one tablespoon of honey.
  • Apply the mixture to your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse it off with warm water.

2. Pomegranate and yogurt face mask

  • Combine two tablespoons of pomegranate juice with one tablespoon of plain yogurt.
  • Apply it to your face, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes and wash it off.

3. Pomegranate and oatmeal face mask

  • Mix two tablespoons of pomegranate juice with one tablespoon of finely ground oats.
  • Apply the paste to your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with water.

4. Pomegranate and avocado face mask

  • Mash 1/4 of a ripe avocado and mix it with one tablespoon of pomegranate juice.
  • Apply it to your face, let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse off with water.

5. Pomegranate and lemon face mask

  • Combine two tablespoons of pomegranate juice with one teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Apply it to your face, avoiding the eye area, let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
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Pomegranate masks can give you glowing skin. Image courtesy: Freepik

6. Pomegranate and cucumber face mask

  • Blend 1/4 of a cucumber with two tablespoons of pomegranate juice until smooth.
  • Apply the paste to your face, leave it on for 15 minutes then wash it off.

You can use these pomegranate face masks once or twice a week as part of your skincare routine, suggests the expert. Using it too frequently could lead to skin irritation, so adjust the frequency based on your skin’s needs and signs of sensitivity.

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Natalia Ningthoujam has written on various subjects - from music to films and fashion to lifestyle - as a journalist in her career that started in 2010. After getting stories from the crime scene, police headquarters, and conducting interviews with celebrities, she is now writing on health and wellness which has become her focus area. ...Read More

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