Pomegranate seed oil is one of the best and purest ingredients that you can use for its anti-ageing properties and to fight inflammation on the skin. Learn the amazing benefits and how to use it, this is all the info you need!
Pomegranate seed oil is a powerful and fragrant natural oil that is cold pressed from the seeds of the pomegranate fruit. Bearing the scientific name Punica granatum, pomegranate seeds and fruit are widely considered some of the healthiest fruit-based substances, due to their high concentrations of nutrients and antioxidants.
This oil has a comedogenic rating of zero (it's a non-comedogenic oil), meaning that it's suitable for all skin types and that it is not likely to clog your pores, hence it will not cause side effects such as acne etc. Also, it is extremely concentrated, so only a very small amount is required for the effects to be felt.
Some of the effects of this amazing oil are:
Clears Acne: Due to its antibacterial and healing properties, it does a great job in cleaning acne and pimples. Also the lipids of this oil do a great job in mimicking the natural lipids of the skin and that's the main reason why it will not clog your pores.
Anti ageing: The antioxidant phytochemicals and vitamins found in this seed oil can help reduce signs of premature aging, improve collagen formation, and neutralize free radicals that cause oxidative stress in the skin.
Reduces inflammation: Pomegranate seed oil that can help to reduce swelling and eliminate pain associated with conditions like arthritis, joint disorders, headaches, hemorrhoids and edema.
Boosts immune system: It is effective for protecting the immune activity on the skin, preventing many of the airborne pathogens from taking hold on the body’s largest organ.
Can improve heart health: The combination of phytochemicals, monounsaturated fatty acids, and polyunsaturated fatty acids found in pomegranate seed oil have a serious impact on overall heart health. This can help to lower “bad” cholesterol levels in the body and increase HDL cholesterol, while also boosting circulation and reducing blood pressure. This all helps to reduce your chances of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiac conditions.
Hair care: Massaging small amounts of pomegranate seed oil into the scalp is an excellent way to moisturize and stimulate blood flow.
Increases circulation: Increasing circulation in the body is an excellent way to prevent chronic disease, improve the efficiency of the immune system, and speed healing. When used in skincare, increased circulation speeds up the healing process and increases the collagen production on the skin.
Anti-ageing Face/Eye Moisturising Oil Recipe
This is a basic recipe which mixes a Base Oil (in this case Pomegranate Seed Oil) and up to 3 Essential Oils to create a skin elixir that fights ageing, scarring and that it's suitable for all ages.
It is an excellent moisturiser and can be used instead of a face cream.
120ml Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil
10-20 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
10-20 drops Lavender Essential Oil or Geranium Essential Oil
10-20 drops Rose Essential Oil or Frankincense Essential Oil
Just place all the ingredients in your glass vial and shake to mix them well.
Use this oil after cleansing, on damp skin (to lock the moisture in). 10 drops or less should be enough for face and neck.
Massage with circular motions until it's absorbed, including the area under the eyes.
If the product seems too oily for you, use less or tap your skin gently with a paper towel after the application, to remove the excess oil.
Store in a dry place, away from the sun.
As a more affordable alternative to Pomegranate Seed Oil, you can use Grapeseed Oil.
If you are missing any of the Essential Oils that are mentioned in this recipe, you can use just 1 or 2 of them and adjust the drops quantity.
For any other changes that you might want to do in this recipe, like using a different oil or different essential oils, please read the Notes and Warnings on Essential Oils below or ask me.
Please do not exceed the amounts suggested in this recipe, or ask me first. This product is only for external use.
Notes and Warnings on Essential Oils:
Depending on their properties, you may want to choose different essential oils, but you need to be very cautious because not all of them are safe for the skin.
Spicy oils such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and many more, can cause a serious burn and are not recommended for use on the skin.
Citrus oils such as Lemongrass, Orange, Mandarin, Lemon, Neroli, etc., can also cause sensitivity. Some of them can be used, but only in the evening time, and for the morning you will need sun protection. In this recipe, you may substitute the Rose or Frankincense Essential Oil with either Orange Essential Oil or Neroli Essential Oil, to focus on lighting the skin, making it look more luminous and control the excess sebum.
In skincare, most Essential Oils should be used diluted in a Base Oil (such as Pomegranate Seed Oil), but some of them are not safe even like that.
In any recipe, it is suggested that you don't mix more than 3 Essential Oils with the Base Oil and that you do your research first.
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