The first time I saw someone using tomatoes on their skin, it was a teenage boy. He was managing his teenage pimples. So I got curious and decided to do a little keyboard research.
Tomatoes contain high level of lycopene- a bright red carotene and carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, which has marvelous benefits on the skin.
Adding tomato and tomato products in the diet is beneficial to the skin. They help the skin to take in more oxygen which delays the process of aging by preventing the formation of wrinkles.
Tomatoes contains the vitamin C, vitamin A and antioxidants and can be widely used for the skin treatments. Tomatoes can cure the acne and pimples, shrink the open skin pores and cleanse the skin. Tomato pieces can also be used as the exfoliating scrubs for the face.
To reduce open pores, take the 2 table spoons of tomato juice and 2 table spoons of the lemon juice in a bowl. Dip a cotton ball in the solution and rub the cotton ball on the open pores in slow motion. Wait for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse it off with the cool water. Lemon and Tomato mask is considered to prevent the signs of aging by tightening the skin. This pack also helps in removing excess oil from the skin and is thus good for skin that is prone to acne
Sunburns are caused by exposure to too much ultraviolet (UV) light. To reduce them, blend fresh tomato add ½ cup of milk curd in the blender and grind well. Now apply the paste all over the sunburn area. Wait for 10-15 minutes then wash the dried mix with the cool water.
Oatmeal pack and Tomato is a perfect bleaching pack prepared by mixing tomato pulp, yogurt and oatmeal. The three ingredients together will exfoliate the skin, clear blemishes and give a fairer tone to the skin.
For the glowing skin effect, you need 2 table spoons of tomato juice and 2 table spoons of honey. Mix well and apply the mixture on the face. Wait for 10 minutes then wash the face with the cool water.
To reduce oily skin, you just need a mixture of 2 table spoons of tomato juice and 2 table spoons of cucumber juice. Apply this mixture on the oily face. Wash the face after 10minutes. The antioxidants lecopene works more potentially on the skin pores and cleanse the skin pores.
Blackheads and Acne– Tomato and Sugar Scrub helps to get rid of blackheads and acne. Tomato can be used here as a scrub by sprinkling sugars on one half of a tomato. Scrub the face with the sugar coated tomato in circular movements. Wash after 10 minutes.
There you go, you are welcome. Find more ways to use tomatoes in your skin care routine here.