Pomegranates are known for their taste and amazing health benefits.

However, very few know about the benefits of its skin which we throw away.

Like the fruit, the peel too has lots of benefits.

Because of its healing properties, pomegranate peels can effectively fight acne, pimples and rashes.

The peels are rich in antioxidants and help in keeping bacteria and other infections away.

One can take two spoonfuls of sun-dried and powdered peel and add little milk to it.

If one has oily skin, one can add rose water to the powder instead of milk and make a paste out of it.

Apply this paste on one’s face and keep it till it dries.

Wash the face with lukewarm water and try using the powder at least twice a week for better results.

Pomegranate peels also hydrates and protects the skin from pollutants and other environmental toxins.

It restores the pH balance of the skin.

The ellagic acid present in the peels lock moisture in the skin, keeping it soft and supple.

Grind sun-dried pomegranate peels in a mixer and empty the powder into a clean bowl.

Make sufficient powder to last you for a week and store it in an airtight container.

Take two spoonfuls of the powder and mix well with some yoghurt to make a paste out of it.

Apply this paste on your face and neck and leave for 10 minutes.

Next, wash it off with cold water.

Take two spoonfuls of sun-dried pomegranate powder and add one spoon of brown sugar to it.

To make a paste, add one spoon of honey, one spoon of avocado oil or any essential oil of one’s choice and mix well.

Next, scrub your face with the homemade scrub and massage thoroughly.

Wash it off with water to get smooth supple skin.

However, its important to use a toner and a moisturizer after scrubbing.

Make a powder with sun-dried pomegranate peels and store in an airtight container.

Mix this powder with any lotion or cream, preferably 20 minutes before leaving the house.

Alternatively, one can also mix the powder with some essential oils and apply on the face, if one wishes to use a natural sunscreen.

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