Did you know, amongst all the other benefits of pomegranate for skin, this fruit is one of the best natural anti-aging agents? You can use it to delay wrinkles and fine lines, reduce acne, even out your skin tone and make your skin plump, supple and beautiful. Stick around and find out what the best DIY pomegranate face mask recipes are.
If you are looking for a DIY face mask to help you get that healthy, beautiful, dewy looking skin, pomegranate might be your perfect choice. Especially at this time of year, when your skin needs an extra boost of hydration and something to fight off free radicals.
We all know pomegranate as a super-healthy fruit with tones of nutrients and impressive anti-inflammatory properties. Eating one pomegranate a day can help keep diseases at bay and keep you healthy and vital for a long, long time.
But you can get a lot of benefits out of pomegranate even if you just apply it to your skin. Using its fresh paste, oil or dry peel, on its own or mixed with other ingredients, as a scrub or a nourishing mask – there are many ways you can use this fruit to enhance your skin’s health and beauty.
Check out all the benefits pomegranate has for your skin, plus 10 easy, simple, natural ways to use it in your skincare routine.
Benefits of Pomegranate for Skin
- Pomegranate contains vitamins C and K, potassium, iron, copper and zinc – all important for youthful, healthy skin.
- When applied topically, pomegranate paste moisturizes and softens the skin and smooths out the dry patches.
- This fruit naturally brightens the skin and fades dark spots and other skin imperfections.
- It deals with dull, tired and greyish complexion, rehydrates dehydrated skin and makes it plump and supple again.
- Pomegranate has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect that can help you soothe irritated skin and acne inflammations.
- Pomegranate is one of the best natural anti-aging ingredients. It fights free radicals, delays wrinkles and fine lines and maintains the skin smooth and youthful.
- It also treats loose, sagging skin and makes it firm and elastic by stimulating collagen production.
- Even its peel has numerous benefits for your skin. Dry, ground pomegranate peel is an excellent skin exfoliator that removes all the dead, dry skin cells, unclogs pores and keeps acne and blackheads at bay.
- Pomegranate seed oil promotes regeneration of epidermis. It is often used to treat eczema and psoriasis.
- All in all, pomegranate benefits your skin by keeping it healthy, youthful, well-protected and glowing. It is suitable for all skin types.
10 Best DIY Pomegranate Face Mask & Scrub Recipes
After you’ve learned all about the amazing benefits of pomegranate for skin, you probably want to try it out it for yourself. Down below, you can find 10 effective and easy to make skincare products with pomegranate. But first, let’s see how to prepare the fruit itself.
As with most DIY face masks that are based on some fruit, your skin can absorb more nutrients if the paste is smooth, with no any lumps. To get the “pomegranate paste”, you can blend pomegranate seeds – around 3 tablespoons for 1 tablespoon of the paste. If you don’t want to bother with a blender, you can also crush the seeds in a mortar or with a fork.
After that, you should put the paste through a strainer, to get a really smooth, juicy paste. Or you can keep it as it is and get something like a face mask-scrub combo. Your call; it will be great for your skin either way.
In any case, it is always a good practice to patch-test any new products. Better safe than sorry :-). After that – lay back, relax, apply some mask from the recipes below and enjoy the benefits of pomegranate for your skin…
1. DIY Pomegranate Face Mask for Skin Brightening
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate paste
- 2 teaspoons whole milk
- 1 – 2 teaspoons rice flour
If you have a stubborn acne mark you’re trying to get rid of, uneven suntan or you simply want to give your skin a lighter appearance, try out this mask. All three ingredients are great in fading dark spots and skin imperfections and they have many other benefits for your skin as well.
Milk contains lactic acid, which dissolves dead skin cells, unclogs pores and rejuvenates the skin. Rice hydrates and brightens the skin, evens out the skin tone and gives the skin a soft, dewy look.
In a small bowl, first mix the pomegranate paste and milk. Add just enough rice flour to get the right consistency – not too thick and not too runny. The paste should be easy to apply to face, and without dripping.
Wash your face and apply the mask while your skin is still slightly damp. Leave it on for around 20 minutes. If it starts to dry during that time, apply another layer. After 20 minutes, rinse it off and apply your face cream.
2. Anti-Aging DIY Pomegranate Face Mask
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate paste
- 2 teaspoons fresh orange juice
- 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
As we said, pomegranate is an excellent anti-aging agent. It firms the skin, reduces wrinkles and fine lines and prevents the damage that free radicals can make.
Both orange juice and sweet almond oil are also great for aging skin. Orange juice supplies the skin with vitamin C, removes dead, dry skin cells and encourages the cell renewal process. Sweet almond oil moisturizes and nourishes the skin, softens it and makes it smooth and supple.
Mix all the ingredients well together. If you don’t have sweet almond oil, you can replace it with any other natural oil. You can also use orange peel powder instead of the orange juice, but use only 1 teaspoon instead of 2.
When you get a smooth paste, apply it to your clean face. Leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and a mild face cleanser. Apply a moisturizing anti-aging face cream.
3. DIY Pomegranate Face Mask for Acne and Blemishes
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate paste
- 2 teaspoons honey
- a couple of drops tea tree oil
When dealing with acne, your mask needs to cover a few things. First, it needs to purify the skin. It also has to replenish it without making it oily. Some anti-inflammatory effect would also be desirable. And finally, it needs to fade the ugly marks that stay after acne.
This mask checks all the boxes. It hydrates and brightens the skin, cleanses it, soothes inflammations and has light bleaching properties. It also helps the skin heal faster.
To make this anti-acne pomegranate mask, all you have to do is mix all the ingredients well together. You should get a thin, smooth, runny paste.
Wash your face and gently exfoliate it. Apply the mask in a thick layer. Leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes. Then rinse it off and apply a lightweight face moisturizer.
4. Pomegranate Face Mask for Discoloration
Pomegranate itself is great in treating uneven skin tone. But combined with the other two ingredients, it is sure to give you a bright, youthful, dewy looking skin and even complexion.
Yogurt lightens the skin and fades dark spots and acne marks. It also encourages the skin to renew itself. Aloe vera is one of the best natural remedies for smaller scars and other skin imperfections.
Put the pomegranate paste into a small bowl. Add the yogurt and stir. In the end, add the aloe vera gel and mix everything well together.
Apply the mask to a clean face, preferably after a gentle scrub. Massage it into your skin a bit, then leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes. Reapply if it starts to dry. Then just wash the mask off and apply your face cream.
5. DIY Pomegranate and Cocoa Face Mask
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate paste
- 2 teaspoons raw cocoa powder
- a couple of drops of lavender essential oil
Did you know raw cocoa is overall one of the best ingredients you can put into a face mask? Not only its smell puts you in a good mood, but also it has anti-aging effect to the skin, moisturizes and soothes it and make it soft and smooth.
Lavender oil also has an aromatherapy effect, plus it nourishes the skin and helps calm inflammations. This mask is perfect for when you want to really pamper your skin, rejuvenate it and restore its glow.
First mix the pomegranate paste and lavender essential oil. Add cocoa powder little by little, until you get a consistency that you like. Mix well to remove any lumps.
Wash your face and exfoliate it with a gentle face scrub. Apply a thick layer of the mask. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then wash off and apply your face cream while your skin is still slightly damp.
6. Hydrating DIY Pomegranate Face Mask
- 2 teaspoons pomegranate paste
- 1 tablespoon mashed banana
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
If your skin looks tired, dull and worn out, it is probably dehydrated. And dehydrated skin needs an extra boost of moisture, but also some help to retain it.
This mask supplies the skin with all the hydration it needs, plus many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It repairs the skin’s natural protective barrier, makes it plump and healthy looking and adds glow.
Mash well a piece of banana with a fork. Mash until you get a completely smooth paste, without any chunks left. Add the pomegranate paste and melted coconut oil and mix everything well together.
First wash and exfoliate your face. Then apply this mask while your skin is still slightly damp. Leave it on for around 20 – 30 minutes. After that, wash the mask off and apply a nourishing face cream while your skin is still slightly damp, to lock in the moisture.
7. Anti-Imperfections DIY Pomegranate Face Mask
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate paste
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons rose water
Dark marks, acne spots, uneven tone, shadows and small scars… Skin imperfections are ruining the appearance of our skin and prevent it from looking healthy, youthful and glowing.
This mask lightly exfoliates the skin, removing all the dear, dry skin cells, dirt and bacteria. It speeds up the new skin cells growth and stimulates the skin’s natural healing process. It also has some bleaching properties.
As with most face masks, this one also works best if you apply it right after a face scrub. That way, the mask can get into the deeper layers of the skin and provide them with moisture and nourishing ingredients.
So, apply the mask after a face scrub and leave it on for around 15 minutes. Reapply occasionally. After 15 minutes, wash the mask off and apply a lightweight face moisturizer right away.
8. Pomegranate Face Scrub with Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon pomegranate paste
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon oatmeal powder
- 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
Exfoliation is an extremely important step of a skincare routine. It removes the dry, dull layer of the skin, stimulates the skin renewal process, rejuvenates the skin and helps other products to sink deeper into the skin.
You should use a face scrub once or twice a week. However, it is very important that your face scrub is not too harsh, so that it doesn’t damage your skin.
To make this pomegranate face scrub, first mix the brown sugar and oatmeal powder (oat flour or finely ground rolled oats). Add the pomegranate paste and mix again. In the end, add a little bit of jojoba oil – just enough to get the consistency of wet sand.
Wash your face and apply a thin layer of the scrub. Using upward circular movements, gently exfoliate your skin for 5 – 10 minutes. Wash the scrub off and follow with a face mask or a moisturizer.
9. Pomegranate Sugar Scrub for Body Skin
- 4 tablespoons pomegranate paste
- 1 – 1.5 cups white sugar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 5 – 10 drops pomegranate seed oil – optional
Just like your face, your body skin also needs regular exfoliation. Especially the parts where the skin easily gets dry and chapped, like your heels, elbows and knees.
This scrub is very easy and fast to make. You can mix it up in just a few minutes. Use it once a week to keep your skin firm, elastic, smooth and well-hydrated.
All you have to do is mix the sugar and olive oil (or any other natural oil you have on hand). Then add the pomegranate paste and, if you want, pomegranate seed oil. Mix all well.
Use this scrub during your shower (be careful – the oil will make your tub very slippery). Apply a thin layer to a wet skin and massage it into the skin for 5 – 10 minutes. Wash off with your shower gel and apply a body lotion while your skin is still slightly damp.
10. DIY Detox Pomegranate Salt Scrub
- 2 – 3 tablespoons pomegranate paste
- 1/2 cup Himalayan or Epson salt
- 1/2 cup sea salt
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
We all already know what a relaxing, healing and restoring effect salt baths have to our bodies. But you can also use it to make scrubs that will detoxify and purify your skin, rejuvenate it and remove imperfections.
Do not use coarse sea salt. The best would be to mix medium and fine salt – that should give a scrub that is powerful enough to remove dead skin cells, but not to scratch your skin. Or you can buy only medium salt and grind it a bit at home.
To make pomegranate salt scrub, put the salt into a bowl. Melt the coconut oil and mix. In the end, add the pomegranate paste and mix everything well together.
You can use this scrub during a shower or in your bath. Using circular motions, massage it a bit into your skin, especially the dry parts. Wash it off well and apply a body moisturizer.
So, these were all the benefits of pomegranate for skin and 10 amazing ways to use them. Hope you’ve found a product you are happy with. If you have, or if you have any questions, please let me know in the comments. Cheers…