While not many people may share strong sentiments towards pomegranates, there’s a good reason why you should. Not only does the fruit have innumerable health benefits but it also scores high when it comes to skin and hair care. Here are five reasons why you should add a big spoonful of these lovely red beads to your fruit bowl.

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Vitamin C for collagen
Pomegranates are a rich source of Vitamin C, which in turn help to build collagen in your skin. Enzymes from pomegranates slow down the breakage of collagen. Since collagen is the protein responsible for your skin’s age, the more pomegranates you add to your diet, the better the chances of your skin looking younger and healthier!

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Keratinocytes for skin regeneration
Pomegranates score high when it comes to maintaining your skin’s health. It promotes the growth of keratinocytes, which constitute the outer layer of your skin. And the more the keratinocytes, the better the chances of your skin repairing and regenerating itself better.

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External treatment for acne
Since it’s a rich source of Vitamin C, pomegranates can also be used externally. The Vitamin C in this fruit acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-septic agent. When consumed internally, it helps repair the damage by facilitating the growth of skin cells. When applied externally, it helps skin that’s damaged by acne and pimples.

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Juice for hydrated skin
Need yet another reason to use pomegranate (juice) externally? It contains puninic acid, an omega 3 fatty acid that is an excellent remedy for dry skin especially during the onset of winter. The acid hydrates and moisturises dry skin naturally.

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Pomegranate to battle hair loss
Fresh extract is used as a treatment for hair loss. Pomegranate juice when applied to the scalp is supposed to help nourish and treat hair follicles by improving circulation to the scalp. In addition, pomegranate oil is often used in Ayurvedic salons and parlours since it helps tame unruly hair.