The rubylike seeds in this winter superfruit are a gold mine of antioxidants and organic compounds, such as punicic acid, that help keep the skin looking young and healthy. "Pomegranate extract calms and moisturizes the body during the cold, dry months," says Gloria Ah Sam, director of Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in California. Feed your skin and hair with these picks and a smoothing scrub.
- Klorane Conditioner with Pomegranate enhances the hair's color with the fruit's potent tannins. (drugstore.com)
- Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturiser blends carob tree extract and provitamin B5 to strengthen and balance combination skin. (sephora.com)
- Murad Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser stimulates skin cells and removes excess oil with witch hazel, a natural astringent. (sephora.com)
Get rid of dry, scaly skin with a homemade body exfoliator. Mix ingredients in a bowl, and then, in the shower, apply the polish in a circular scrubbing motion on wet skin. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
1 tablespoon finely ground pomegranate seeds + 5 tablespoons raw sugar + 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder + 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel + 1/4 cup olive oil
The rind contains double the amount of antioxidants than the seeds -- grind it for a coarser scrub.