Nature is full of secrets and many health benefits that most people ignore. It turns out that several natural remedies – such as tomatoes – are hiding in your vegetable garden. With proper use, this product can make wonders on your skin.
The use of tomatoes as part of your daily body care routine can help clear your skin of pimples and acne scars. This fruit is rich in vitamins A, E, C, K and B6 which provide many nutrients to the skin and allow shrinking of pores. In addition, the acidity of the tomato regulates the pH level of the skin; which helps prevent breakouts. The tomato also has a high content of antioxidants – including lycopene – which have a restorative and regenerative action on the skin. In addition, it contains about 90% water which contributes to the hydration and purification of the skin tissue.
Tips to purify your skin by use of tomatoes
- Antioxidant mask
Mix a tablespoon of tomato juice with a few drops of lemon juice; then apply this solution to the imperfections on your skin. Leave on for at least five minutes and rinse with warm water. The strong vitamin C content of the lemon strengthens the antioxidant action of tomatoes.
- Exfoliating mask
Make a natural tomato mask at home and apply it for a deep skin exfoliation. To do this, peel the tomato, remove the seeds and mash the flesh. Then put the resulting paste on your face and let it nourish your skin for an hour; then rinse. This mask can be applied once a week.
You can add mashed cucumber or yogurt to this mask; they will give a more softening effect. The yoghurt contains zinc and lactic acid which contribute to combat imperfections and skin scarring and eliminate redness. As for the cucumber, it has a cooling effect that helps tighten the pores.
- Massage with tomato
The massage with pure tomato juice is excellent against minor acne. Just cut the tomato in half and rub the flesh over the affected areas. Leave the juice on for fifteen minutes, for deep penetration into the pores; then rinse. Tomatoes are rich in water and are full of antioxidants that help rehydrate the skin and fight against free radicals and all impurities.
According to the dermatologists, it is necessary to be cautious in using this exfoliation technique because exaggeration can damage the hydrolipid film and cause skin hypersensitivity which can lead, in medium or long term, to micro-inflammation, irritation and premature aging of your skin. Do not make exfoliating mask more than once a week.