Poms Away! The Potential of Pomegranates

History ahead!

Pomegranates have been touted as one of the most important fruits to have ever graced the Middle East, having a significant symbolic role in many local cultures and religions. Not only did it represent the concept of fertility, it was denoted as a biblically-mentioned blessing and has been in existence for thousands of years. The fruit was more typically used as a décor item than a food, but that did not make it any less useful.

The pomegranate has historically travelled by way of nomads and merchants along desert routes, and despite its sacred namesake it also contains the necessary nutrients and hydration to make the long journey bearable. The pomegranate plant was first native to the Azerbaijani region and across the Himalayas to the north of India, then cultivated and spread across the Mediterranean region between Asia, Africa and Europe.

The pomegranate plant is able to thrive in arid regions with little moisture, but is versatile and is cultivated commercially in farms all across the world for its fruit.

The origin of the pomegranate name is no less fascinating, with variations in definition across many languages. In Latin, pomme-granata could mean ‘apple of deep red’ or ‘seeded apple’, and in English it may be translated to ‘the apple of Granada’ in reference to a city in Spain. The grenade weapon was named by the French after the fruit itself.

As of recent years the pomegranate experienced a resurgence in popularity, having been touted as yet another superfood in a long list of things that would probably save mankind from devastating famine.

Interested in the pom’s benefits? Read on for more.

In several research cases to-date, the fruit has all the usual bells and whistles of any other fruit, replete with vitamins and minerals that the body needs to survive with a comparable water content necessary for freshness and survival in harsh environments.

The fruit itself has been discovered to aid in the prevention, if not the slowing of heart disease as consuming pomegranate assists in regulating blood pressure. The pomegranate also helps in maintaining healthy teeth, preventing bacterial growth in the gums by mildly changing the pH of the environment in the mouth.

In a research involving mice, only just recently given birth, the fruit has been discovered to be anti-inflammatory, reduces arthritic formation, protects the joints from further damage and promotion of bone strength. Pomegranates are also, like many fruits contain a large amount of polyphenols which contribute to antioxidant properties and protect the body from free radicals.

Now let’s see what poms can do for us in skincare!

As mentioned before, the pomegranate has powerful antioxidants and prevents damage done to the skin, thoroughly nourishing it and slows the aging process so you’d have less wrinkles to worry about at the end of the day. The amount of vitamins and minerals in it also make sure your pores get fed right, and allow your skin to stay healthy through the days to come!

The poms are good for moisturizing and revitalizing dead/dry-looking skin, with plenty of hydration to keep it plump and young.

It can be astounding (in a good way) what people could do by playing with their food.

No, don’t play with your food. :C

With all good things comes moderation!

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The Thing About Sheet Masks

In this day and age, South Korea is known all across the modern world for their upkeep of pretty women(and men) that appear in their music videos and media, and it has got people wondering, what is their secret to beauty?

Hmm…what could it be?

South Korea has been hard at work, developing numerous beauty products across the spectrum for one of the most demanding markets in the world in a race for perfect skin. Fun fact: a majority of Korean women are super picky on what beauty products they use,

think of them like quality-control in South Korea. The ladies keep high standards when it comes to putting anything on their faces.

Sheet masks are but one of many products developed, bearing some of the many features that attribute to a major fanbase who love a fast-paced lifestyle, seeing a major growth in popularity ever since it has been introduced to the west.

Today we’ll be featuring our brand, Mediheal, as it’s one of the most popular and accessible masks in South Korea.

A single full-faced sheet mask has enough nutrients and hydration to keep a skin glowing for days, with good masks being able save time by packing an almost complete facial experience.

Read on for an effective method on using a sheet mask!

Today we feature one of our popular products

The typical sheet mask is made of cotton fabric(the best ones being made from hydrogel and biocellulose, more to come!), folded and packed into a handy package, and soaked in a potent, skin-nourishing serum.

Mmm…skin food.

Regular users typically cleanse and prepare their face before unfolding and applying the mask, allowing the pores to have a good soak for about 20 – 25 minutes.

The rest of the serum is not wasted, as every drop from the packaging is applied onto open skin besides the face.

After 20 – 25 minutes, the mask is discarded, and depending on the user’s skin type, they may choose to wash off any excess serum. At this point, a newfound radiance should shine right through.

As an added advice, masks should typically be used once every few days to avoid wearing out your skin, since sheet masks are technically skin food, it would be wise to have just enough of a good thing.

If this sounds like a good way to pass the time and clock in the extra glow, we’re more than happy to help!

Til then, happy masking!

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