We all know tomatoes as a kitchen essential that has deliciously made its way into many of our meals. Though tomato is a food, it is known to be a very amazing beauty essential. It is packed full with nutrients that are essential for a healthy skin.
tomato for skin
Tomato can either be included in daily skincare routone as a form of juice, or you can opt for pulp or mashed tomatoes. It fits almost all skin types. Below are the specific benefits of this juicy red food to our skin.
1. Reduce Oiliness
Are you tired of blotting your face every now and then? Is greasy skin hampering the appearance and health of your skin? Why not use tomato. It helps reduce the production of oil and combats excessive greasiness.
cut a tomato in two halves and rub it all over your face. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse clean.
rub tomato on face to reduce oiliness
2. Seal in Moisture
Just because tomatoes help to reduce oiliness does not mean that applying tomato will strip your skin of all natural oils. Tomato works as a balancing moisturizer, towards that natural glow.
Blend tomato with aloe vera gel and apply on your skin for intense moisturisation.
tomato and aloe-vera
applying tomato and aloe-vera gel
3. Remove Dead Skin
There are enzymes in tomatoes that offer exfoliation benefit, help get rid of dead skin and blackheads and also cleanse the skin from deep within. It is a good resort for people with sensitive or acne-prone skin who find other means of exfoliating rigorous.
Use tomato with brown sugar for body scrub, but for the face just stick to pulp alone. If at all, opt for fine granules and let the sugar sit in tomato puree for about 15 minutes before you apply it.
applying tomato and sugar as exfoliator
4. Keep Acne at Bay
Acne is one of the most common skin concerns today. On one hand, oily skin lets dirt and bacteria settle on the skin, which clogs pores and leads to acne. On the other hand, dry skin often translates to layers of dead skin that trap oil in the pores causing breakouts. As tomato promotes skin cleansing and healthy pH levels, it can be trusted as a natural cure for acne.
To treat acne-prone skin, add two to three drops of tea tree oil in tomato juice.
tomato and tea tree oil
5. Relieve Skin Irritation
Tomato is rich in several anti-inflammatory compounds like beta carotene, lutein, vitamins E and C, and lycopene that combats inflammation and helps soothe irritation.
Use a tomato-cucumber face mask to calm your irritated skin.
tomato and cucumber
applying tomato and cucumber
6. Skin Brightening
Tomato is rich in skin-healthy nutrients like vitamins C and E and beta carotene, it helps even out the skin and boosts skin health for an all natural healthy and radiant glow.
Add sandalwood and turmeric powder to tomato juice to make your DIY skin brightening face pack.
tomato, sandalwood and tumeric
7. Youthful, Supple Skin
Tomato stimulates the production of collagen, the protein which gives the skin its structure. This helps enhance the texture of the skin and improves skin elasticity, keeping skin soft and supple at every age.
Team tomato with yoghurt to achieve a refreshing glow.tomato and yogurt
8. Promote Cell Regeneration
We must have heard of free radicals that are guilty of damaging the skin cells, thereby speeding up the process of ageing. Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants like lycopene and vitamin C, all of this fights cellular damage and powers regeneration to keep signs of ageing away.
Apply tomato juice directly on your face, or mash its pulp and add it to your DIY face pack.
applying tomato juice to skin
9. Tomato Diminishes Signs of Ageing
Tomatoes are a powerhouse of skin-healthy vitamin B, serving as a great source for vitamins B-1, B-3, B-5, B-6, and B-9. These vitamins are packed with anti-ageing properties that help combat visible signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark circles, pigmentation, etc.
Make a paste of tomato pulp and mashed avocado for a face rub, and massage it over your face gently.
tomato and avocado
mashed tomato and avocado.
You could do a patch test to know if tomato is ok for your skin.
I believe with this, you can say bye to every skin issue. Congratulations on your way to a glowing radiant skin
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