Anyone who's seen Kylie Jenner's Snapchat in the last few days knows a few things about her life to be true: She travels with her own perfect selfie lighting, she lets Tyga lint roll her feet while she lounges in bed (#relationshipgoals), and she loves pomegranate seeds. She loves them so much, in fact, that she claims to go through six packs of them a day. While the youngest Jenner sister may swear by the juicy red seeds simply because they're delicious, she may actually be on to something. There are some seriously significant beauty benefits of eating pomegranate seeds.
Not that that should come as any surprise, considering that #KingKylie is the beauty guru of our generation. (Full disclosure: After I saw Kylie Jenner eating pomegranate seeds, I went out and bought five packs of pomegranate seeds. She is the Regina George to my Cady Heron, and I am OK with it.)
Pomegranate seeds are full of antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E, which are major rockstars when it comes to skin health. Pomegranate oil, which is the active ingredient in many topical beauty products, can be applied directly to the face, hair, and skin to replenish your natural glow. The seeds also have seemingly magical anti-aging properties (maybe that's Kris Kardashian's secret!) and are great for your digestive system and heart health. Basically, if you aren't eating pomegranate seeds and rubbing their juices and oils all over your body, it's time to start now.
In case you need more convincing to hop on yet another Kylizzle beauty band wagon (if so, you're a stronger woman than I am), here is a full list of beauty benefits that come from pomegranates.
1. It Hydrates Dry Skin
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Pomegranates are rich in Pucinic Acid, which helps moisturize dry skin. Putting pomegranate oil on your skin
2. It Fights Acne
Pomegranate is your pimples' worst nightmare. The antioxidants you get when you drink pomegranate juice help decrease inflammation throughout your body, including your skin. In this instance, eating the seeds is more effective than drinking juice from a bottle because the seeds contain slightly more Vitamin C. If only we'd heard about this trick during puberty.
3. It Saves You From Wrinkles
One of the antioxidants in pomegranates, called "ellagic acid," helps stimulate collagen production, which increases elasticity and prevents wrinkles or sagging. Seriously, though, is this Kris Jenner's secret?!
4. It Increases Cell Regeneration
Not only to pomegranates have a bunch of magical antioxidants of their own, they also help increase antioxidant production within your body. These antioxidants help your skin regenerate, which ensures that dull, dead skin is constantly being refreshed with a new, soft, gorgeous layer from underneath.
5. It Strengthens Your Hair
Want thicker hair that won't tear out every time you run a brush through it? Drink pomegranate juice. Pucinic acid helps strengthen your hair follicles to produce shiny, healthy hair, and also helps stimulate growth. Hello, bombshell.
6. It Decreases Frizz
Trying to fight that fall-humidity frizz? Heat up some pomegranate oil, rub it through your hair, and leave it on for an hour, then wash and condition for silky smooth locks.
7. It Can Be Used As Lipstick
True story (according to the internet): Cleopatra used pomegranate seeds as lipstick to achieve a natural, rosy pink tint. Now you can, too!
If these incredible benefits didn't convince you to eat pomegranate, perhaps these delicious recipes will.
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