“Tomato Benefits for skin”
We all know that tomatoes can be used in cooking. Tomato gives a juicy taste in every dish. But what we don’t know is that tomatoes are also very beneficial for our skin.
Here are a few possible benefits of including tomatoes into your skin care routine. Tomato can be the best skin care product and many skin care brands use its extracts as core ingredient for their beauty products. It is very beneficial for your skin as it has a package of benefits.
- Skin lightning:
Tomato works as a natural bleaching agent and is very helpful in lightening the skin tone. There is a tomato face mask which is best for skin lightening and skin whitening. The mask includes lemon and tomato and both have natural skin lightening properties that can help even out skin discoloration and hyper pigmentation, and lighten acne scars. So, basically these two power ingredients give you a bright and fresh face.
1/2 ripe tomato
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
• How to use and apply:
You can also extract the tomato pulp of one ripe tomato instead of blending.
Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for best results.
Make sure you do facial steam before applying the mask on your face to open the skin pores so that the skin absorbs the mask properly.
Blend 1/2 a tomato into a smooth puree. Combine the tomato puree with 1/2-teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Using a clean cotton ball, apply the mixture all over your face. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. When the time is up, rinse off with cold water. Let it dry and wash it afterwards.
- Helps remove Dead Skin cells:
The enzymes present in tomatoes helps to exfoliate skin which directly means that it removes dead skin cells and make your skin naturally beautiful and fresh. As we all know that exfoliation is really good for anybody’s skin. Exfoliation allows the pores to absorb the nutrients properly. Moreover, it prevents acne, evens out the skin tone, breaks the pigmented cells, prepares skin for other skin care products and minimize the appearance of pores.
Other than using tomato alone, there is another ingredient to mix it with and makes it double effective.
Honey and Tomato:
Honey works as a moisturizing agent and contains bleaching and anti-bacterial properties which reduces acne spots and ageing. Mixing honey with tomatoes puree will make the effects double. Tomato and honey face mask can be used for brightening skin, to reduce dull skin. Tomato has rich lycopene content which gives you that gorgeous glowing skin. Tomato will also protect your skin from UV lights, making it a natural sunscreen. Honey has skin-lightening and brightening properties.
1/2 ripe tomato
1 tablespoon honey
- How to use and apply:
Use raw honey for this mask. Processed products can irritate skin. Protect your hairline from this sticky face mask by wearing a headband.
Blend the tomato till you get a smooth puree. Stir in the honey and mix well. Apply the mixture onto your face. Sit for 15 minutes to allow the mixture to sink deep and dry. When the time is up, wash off with cold water.
- May soothe skin Inflammation:
Tomato contains many anti-inflammatory properties which may help to ease pain related with skin irritation. However, it is not proven yet that tomatoes can help in skin inflammation, no research has looked at it.
Almost all the skin care products contain Vitamin C, a cup of tomato contains 30 grams of Vitamin C. It helps to promote the growth of connective tissues which can heal the wounds appear on the skin.
- Tomato helps to decrease sunburn:
Tomatoes are full of Vitamin C and A which is really good for skin lightening and skin brightening. It helps reduce effects of sunburn as well. But tomatoes are not a substitute for sunscreen. Tomatoes can reduce the sunburn scars and other scars on the skin.
- Remedy to reduce the sunburn effects:
Mix tomato juice with some buttermilk and apply to the skin and make sure that the mixture is soaked by the skin. It will smooth the burned area of your skin, also reduces heat on the skin’s surface and even out the redness caused by sunburn.
- Source of Hydration and Moisturization:
If dry skin is treated on time, it can lead to itching, cracking, and burning.
Dryness is majorly caused by dehydration. So, it is important for us to keep our skin hydrated and moisturized. Tomatoes toner makes your skin soft but also naturally hydrates it and makes your skin glowing.
Different lotions and creams can treat dryness. But traditional remedies can also be very effective to remove dryness and hydrating the outer layer of the skin. Tomato juice can also be applied to dry skin which will help provide moisture to the skin.
We will be using 2 ingredients in this traditional home remedy to hydrate and moisturize skin. Tomato and Cucumber are the ingredients which will rejuvenate your skin and as well as make it refreshing and hydrating. Both cucumber and tomato are natural and helps to tighten the large pores. Cucumber is composed of 95% water and will hydrate oily skin, stopping further oiliness as well as moisturizing dryness.
1/2 ripe tomato
- How to use and Apply:
Take the juice of 1 cucumber and 1 tomato and strain well into the bottle. Put this tomato toner on your skin whenever you are coming from outside and let it soak. It makes your skin youthful in minutes. This toner can be kept in the fridge for up to four days without going bad.
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