Skin Care 9 beauty benefits of tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in an antioxidant called lycopene, which protects your skin against sun damage.

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Besides cooking, tomato can be used in a number of ways to enhance your beauty. It is considered to be the panacea of skin.

It is believed that consuming tomato and tomato products will give you a healthy and beautiful skin. Its beauty benefits are gaining popularity with every passing day.

Benefits of tomatoes for skin include the following:

  • Treats open pores

Add four drops of tomato juice to 1 tablespoon of water and apply it on your face with the help of a cotton ball.

Gently massage your skin with this mixture and leave it on for 15 minutes. Regular application of this will shrink the pore size.

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  • Glowing skin

Tomatoes are not just an important part of a healthy diet but also work wonders when applied topically on the skin.

Applying tomato juice or rubbing tomato halves on the skin evens out the skin and revives the glow giving you a healthy looking skin. It contains high amount of Vitamin C which is known to brighten skin.

  • Treats skin conditions

Tomato seed oil is the newest addition to the line of natural carrier oils and is excellent for treating several skin conditions.

These are packed with a substance that fights free radicals and signs of ageing. Tomato seed oil is used for the treatment of mild to severe skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It is also helpful in treating dry and damaged skin.

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  • Treats acne

Vitamin A and C are commonly found in many acne treating medicines and ointments. The high acidic content in tomatoes helps to treat rashes and acne.

If you are suffering from tiny zits on your face, then cut the tomato in two halves and apply the inside of it on your face

If you suffer from severe acne problems then peel a fresh tomato and mash it. Apply this pulp on your face and leave it for an hour.

Rinse it off and pat dry. Use this pack regularly to get rid of tan and pimples.

  • Prevents excess oil secretion

Excess sebum production leads to clogging of pores that leads to pimples, dirt build up and uneven skin tone. Squeeze juice of 2 tomatoes and add 4 tablespoons of cucumber juice to it.

Apply this homemade toner to your face daily with the help of a cotton ball to control excess oil and shine and to unclog the pores.

  • Prevents signs of ageing

Tomatoes and its products enable the skin to absorb oxygen and prevent the signs of ageing. It provides an amazing natural skin treatment which can make the skin look younger and healthy with less effort.

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  • Acts as a natural sunscreen

According to various studies, tomato contains an antioxidant called lycopene which acts as a natural sunscreen. This provides the skin protection from harsh UV rays.

  • Natural bleaching agent

Tomato is considered as a natural bleaching agent and is very helpful in lightening the skin tone.

Prepare a face pack by mixing 1 teaspoon of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of yogurt and 2 teaspoon of tomato pulp.

Apply it on the face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. Oatmeal will gently exfoliate the skin, while yoghurt and tomato will help to clear the blemishes. This improves the complexion.

  • Smooth skin

Mix honey with tomato juice to make a thick paste. Apply it on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes to get a smooth and glowing skin.

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