5 ways to use tomato for skin care
Tomatoes are one of the most popular and effective ingredients for skincare since ancient times.
Tomatoes contain many powerful elements that make it a key ingredient to be used for skin care. Tomato has high quantity of lycopene, potassium and vitamin C. All these three elements are antioxidants.
What are antioxidants?
Oxidation is chemical process in living organisms that produces harmful oxidants that can be damaging in a lot of ways to human body. One harmful oxidant causes human skin to produce less collagen. Collagen is the strongest element to keep skin fresh, youthful and wrinkle free.
All products having vitamin E, C , lycopene and potassium are strong antioxidants that help your body fight bad oxidants. Lycopene is one element that has strong ability to tighten your pores and therefore is very effective in reducing open pores. Lycopene gives tomato its red color as well.
Now famous skincare companies have launched products like Vitamin C serums or lycopene available sun blocks. Many of those products are really effective. But the products that are actually effective are very pricey because to retain elements like vitamin C for long time is very difficult (as they oxidize very quickly and lose their function). Therefore, companies add many other ingredients along these major ingredients to keep the products survive for long.
The companies that use high quality combining ingredients are effective but expensive and the companies that add low quality ingredients along with Vitamin C or lycopene are either less or not effective at all.
Rather than buying expensive products use tomatoes in different ways for skincare. It has all three major skincare elements (Vitamin C, lycopene and potassium) that are most popular and effective in modern skincare.
Here are 5 most effective ways to use tomatoes to get
Marks free, wrinkle free, open pores free tight and glowing skin
- Tomatoe 1
- Cucmber 1
Step 1: Take one tomato and place it in a blender. Blend it until it turns into smooth paste. Strain the juice of tomato.
Step 2: Take one cucumber and place it in a blender. Blend it until it turns into smooth paste. Strain the juice of cucumber
Step 3: mix equal quantity of tomato and cucumber juice. Regularly spray it on your face. Make sure to spray your face with this toner before sleeping.
Forget to buy expensive vitamin C serum because this is going to be your best skincare friend for very long
a) Keeps skin hydrated
b) tightens pores
c) reduces marks
d) reduces oiliness
e) reduces pimples caused due to oiliness
2) TOMATO CLEANSER
a) tomato puree (blend one tomato into a paste)
step1: mix two tablespoon of tomato puree with 2 table spoon of milk.
Step2: Take small quantity of mixture and massage your face. Let the mixture sit for some time on face. Later wash face with tap water
Lactose acid of milk and fruit acid of tomato help in deep cleansing thus avoids to give black and white heads
For uneven skin tone and to remove marks and pigmentation tomato scrub is perfect because all ingredients in this scrub work for giving instant glow and removing dullness
1. Tomato puree 4 table spoon
2. rice flour 2 table spoon
3. plain flour (maida) 1 table spoon
4. finely powdered sugar 1 tea spoon
5. baking soda a pinch
step 1: mix all ingredients until they become into a thick paste (not runny) add rose water or plaint water if the paste is too thick.
step 2: apply the mixture in paste form on all over face
step 3: let the mixture sit on skin for at least 6 to 10 minutes
step 4: rub the scrub mask very gently with big tomato slice
step5: wash with plain water
step 6: apply toner mentioned above after washing off the scrub
NOTE: Apply after every 3 to 5 days or once in a week
- Gives intense beautiful glow
- Tightens skins
- Reduces oiliness on skin
- Minimizes pores
- Reduces pigmentation and if applied regularly removes it
1.tomatoes at least 3 to 4 medium size
2. corn flour 1 tea spoon (or a little more)
3. half a tea spoon rose water for normal skin/half tea spoon lemon juice for oily skin
Step1: puree all the tomatoes
Step2: strain the juice out of puree
Step3: it should make at least half a cup of juice
Step 4: add rose water/lemon juice and mix well
Step 5: Now take a big pan fill it with water and let it come to boil on stove (double boiling method)
Step 6: now place tomato juice mixture (in another pan) on boiling water and stir fast. Add corn flour and keep stirring until it turn into thick paste. If it is still runny add a little more corn flour
Note: apply this cream thrice a day. Keep it on face for 20 minutes and then rinse.
Best to apply before sleeping at night and wash it in the morning
- Smoothness to skin
- Glow and brightens
5-TOMATO FACE MASK
2.gram flour 2 table spoon
3. sandal wood powder 2 pinches
4. turmeric a pinch
5. add half a tea spoon almond/olive/coconut oil if your skin is dry or normal because this mask causes dryness
Add all ingredients. Apply a thick paste. Let it sit for 20 minutes
And then wash your face with plain water. Apply toner and cream afterwards
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