Pomegranate has been named as (the fruit of heaven), because of its vital nutrients and several health benefits. It is also one of the brain foods, that increase the memory and focus.
The next time you come across this vibrant fruit, make sure not to discard off it’s peels. It has many benefits for your health that saves you hundreds of dollars.
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Don’t throw pomegranate peels in the trash!
Pomegranate peels benefits for skin:
Do you think that it’s time that you start taking good care of your skin before it gets too late?
Did you know that the pomegranate peels you have throwing away in the bin can do alot of good to your skin?
These peels contains several antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, which makes it an effective remedy for skin infections.
Besides, the astringent properties are known to simulate the skin, making it glowing and looking younger. It also reduces the size of pores and tightens the skin, so it prevents your skin from sagging.
So, here I’ll share with you some pomegranate peels beauty recipes:
**Note** for better results, use these beauty recipes twice a week.
1- To prevent your skin from sagging or any other ageing signs:
Grate the fresh peels and crush it. Mix 1 tablespoon of crashed peels and 2 tablespoons of cream and 1 tablespoon of chickpea flour.
Apply the mixture to your face and neck, leave it for 30 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water.
2- To prevent the breakdownof collagen in your skin:
Mix 2 tablespoons of pomegranate peels powder with 2 tablespoons of milk and make a paste out of it. Apply this paste to your face and neck and keep it until it dry. Then wash it with lukewarm water.
** If you have oily skin, add rose water instead of milk.
3- To remove dark spots, lighten acne scars and brightens the skin naturally:
Take 2 tablespoons of pomegranate peels powder, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients properly to form a smooth paste.
Apply this on your face and neck, and leave it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water.
4- To hydrate your skin:
Mix a 1 tablespoon of pomegranate peels powder to your regular moisturizer.
5- To use it as a body scrub:
In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of pomegranate peels powder, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of avocado oil.
Use it as a body scrub and concentrate on rough areas like knees or elbows. Rinse thoroughly when finished.
6- To use it as a sun block agent:
Pomegranate peel is an effective sun block agent, it helps prevent and repair damage caused to the skin by UVA and UVB sun rays. Every time you feel that your skin effected by the sun, mix 2 tablespoons of pomegranate peels powder with 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice and apply the paste to your skin, and wash it with lukewarm water after it dry.
Pomegranate peel uses for mouth health:
7- To prevent bad breath:
In a glass of water, add one tablespoon of pomegranate peels powder and mix it well. Gargle with this mixture twice daily.
8- To prevent gum disease:
Massage your gums with pomegranate peels powder. It soothes swollen, inflamed and bleeding gums.
9- To prevent dental decay:
Mix a pinch of black pepper powder with pomegranate peels powder and apply the mix with your fingers on your teeth and keep it for 10 minutes, then rinse your mouth with water.
Pomegranate peels tea is a good detox for your body:
10- If you ever feel the need to detox, or you want to spoil yourself with a detox tea, then choose to drink pomegranate peel tea.
These peels contains enough antioxidants to make them the perfect natural detox for you.
Pomegranate peels for cough and sore throat:
11- according to traditional medicinal practices, this peel helps relief cough. It can be used in the powdered form with water as a gargle to help relieve sore throat.
It fights against cancer:
12- pomegranate peel has been discovered to compat successfully against cancer. A research was done within this topic and revealed in the American Association for cancer research conference.
They said that a precautionary agent was discovered in pomegranate extracts. This agent is what was found to avoid cancers of the skin.
It prevents dandruff and eliminate hair loss:
13- pomegranate peel has been known for strengthening hair and preventing dandruff. To do a hair treatment from this peels, mix the peels powder with hair oil and massage thoroughly. Keep the treatment on the hair overnight and wash with shampoo next morning.
It maintains healthy heart:
14- Drinking pomegranate peel tea can help to protect against heart diseases,is an excellent source of antioxidants that penetrate into the hot water for the body to utilise.
The presence of antioxidants in the body is vital as they get rid of LDL cholesterol oxidation.
It is a rich source of vitamin C:
15- You can supply a good amount of vitamin C from the pomegranate peels. This vitamin is important to increase the immune power of the body, and it helps to get quick relief from wounds and scars.
You can add a spoonful of pomegranate peels powder to your smoothie before blending. It up it’s nutritional values.
It helps in weight loss :
16- Pomegranate peel can help you to get rid of unwanted weight. Simply put the pomegranate peel powder with ginger powder and green tea in a large cup, pour boiling water on it, cover the mixture and let it set aside for 10 minutes.
Now, drink this tea in the morning before eating anything.
DIY pomegranate peel tea:
You can here see an easy and simple recipe of pomegranate peel tea.
DIY pomegranate peel powder :
You can make your own pomegranate peel powder by following these easy steps:
- Collect the pomegranate peels after eating the seeds.
- Divide the peels into small squares using the knife, put it on a plastic or aluminum tray, and place it under the sun. At the night, make sure to cover the peels with a light transparent cloth to protect it from insects.
- Leave the peels in the sun for 10 days or until it completely dry.
- Keep it in a sealed container in a dry place.
- Put, the dried peels in a blender, run the blender until it be grounded.
- Keep the powder in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
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