The red balls of goodness and greatness, Tomatoes, did not only prove its excellence in the kitchen but also in the field of beauty with a glory. It is still a debate whether tomatoes fall under the fruit or vegetable category, but they are filled with nutrients like vitamin C, folic acid, phenolic compounds, and also had been successful in curing acne, blemishes, dark spots, tan, blackheads, etc. the acidic components help to reduce and clear the acne off the face; boosts the skin’s SPF level, protecting from the UV rays; the anti-inflammatory aspects kick off the allergies and irritations; the phenolic compounds help to remove tan and dark spots; last but not the least helps with smoothening of fine lines and slows down aging. So, now that we know the superpowers of tomatoes, it is time to know how to utilize them properly.
1. RUB IT OFF
In order to reduce the amount of oil on your face, just rub some raw tomatoes on your face and leave it for 10 mins. You will feel like your face is hard to stretch. That’s when you need to wash it off. They work as an excellent cleaner. In order to remove the blackness, again do the same procedure and let the juice move deeper to the roots and wash off after 15 minutes.
2. BEAT AND MASH
This is one of the favorite steps of our mothers. The solution to any tanning problem is tomatoes. And let us just say they ain’t wrong about this. Cut into small slices and mash up to form a paste. You can also add some yogurt and honey to make a fine mask. Apart from removing tan, they also restore moisture and hydrate the skin. Keep for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water.
3. LIQUID FOR THE BODY
Do you know tomatoes give a soothing balm to the sunburns? Vitamins A and C provide the needed pacifying effect. Squeeze out some tomato juice and apply it on the skin with the mix. You can also use it as a toner. This will also lessen the redness one gets from sunburns. You can make a homemade with just two ingredients: Cucumber and Tomato. Make a juice out of the two and use it before heading out, making your skin supple and soft. Store it in a container or a spray bottle and refrigerate. But remember, not to keep it for long.
4. FACE GEL
Make your own face gel with these simple steps. Chop a tomato into small cubes and squeeze out the juice. Mix 2 spoons of aloe vera gel, few drops of lemon essential oil and tea tree oil and mix well. Use a cotton ball or your fingers to apply the gel all over the face. Massage for a few minutes and leave for 10-15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Notice that you are feeling fresh and your skin is breathing. Tomatoes have a solution to everything.
Last but definitely not the least, put tomatoes in your dad, whether you cook it or have them as salads. It is not only important to maintain from outside, but also to be healthy from inside. What is the use of the external beauty if you are not glowing from within?