Tomatoes are used in many dishes all over the world and are present in every kitchen. These readily available fruits (also considered as vegetables by some) have impressive beneficial properties that can solve a large number of skin problems.
That’s why a lot of people prefer planting tomatoes in their garden. There a number of remedies and homemade masks using tomatoes in them to help get a beautiful, glowing and flawless skin. Some of the beauty benefits of tomatoes for skin are mentioned below.
1. Clears Acne
Acne is a major skin problem that is common in people having combination and oily skin. Tomato juice is an effective ingredient that helps you clear acne. Tomatoes have salicylic acid in them that is known to have acne fighting properties.
It helps dry out acne and absorb the excess oils from your skin, resulting in a clear, acne-free face. If your acne is severe, you can apply a peeled and mashed fresh tomato on your face and leave it for an hour. This will help you get rid of troublesome acne with regular use.
2. Reduces Blemishes
Not only do tomatoes help you get rid of acne, but they also reduce the blemishes caused by it. Using tomatoes is also effective in curing skin discoloration because of their natural astringent and skin lightening properties.
3. Shrinks Pores
Open pores not just look bad, but they also result in white and blackheads because dirt and bacteria make their way easily into large, open pores on your skin. Using tomatoes can help shrink large pores and tighten your skin.
4. Controls Excess Oil Secretion
Oily skin is troublesome, especially during summer. Applying a tomato mask daily will help control oil on a permanent basis and reduce the shine on your skin caused by oil and sebum.
5. Lightens Skin Tone
Tomatoes are considered as natural bleaching agents. Applying tomato juice on your skin helps you lighten and brighten your complexion. The presence of vitamin C in them also helps protect cells from free radical damage and promote the growth of new skin cells.
6. Acts as a Sunscreen
Tomatoes have an antioxidant in them, called lycopene. This antioxidant is known to have properties that make tomatoes act like a sunscreen, thus providing protection from the harsh ultraviolet rays. It also helps provide relief from sunburns. You don’t have to use commercial sunscreens that come with side effects. Simply, apply tomato juice to protect your skin from harm.
7. Has Anti-Aging Properties
Tomatoes are known to have anti-aging properties. On consuming and applying tomatoes, your skin becomes able to store more oxygen in it that ultimately results in the reduction in the signs of aging. Using tomatoes make your skin less prone to wrinkles and help to give a youthful glow.
Furthermore, tomatoes, along with sugar help exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells. Tomato paste mixed with ground tomato seeds and sugar acts as an amazing scrub. Massaging it gently on your skin helps you get rid of dead skin cells that result in young, fresh skin.
8. Acts as a Moisturizer
Tomatoes can also act as an excellent moisturizer. They hydrate and moisturize your skin perfectly, resulting in fresh, baby soft skin. It is equally recommended for people with dry and oily skin types. Say goodbye to using numerous commercially available moisturizers to get the skin you want.
9. Acts as a Stress Reliever
Too much stress negatively affects your skin, resulting in acne, dark circles, and dull skin tone. Tomato extracts are used in body massage oils because it acts as a stress reliever and reduces the appearance of signs of stress on your skin.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, tomatoes have a lot of other health and beauty related benefits too. You should not just apply tomato masks on your face, but also add tomatoes to your regular diet. The effects will make your body healthy from within and you’ll be able to see the results in the form of flawless skin.
The best thing is that you can plant tomatoes in your garden or small pots and use this amazing skincare gift from nature for a beautiful appearance. Do share this article with others if you enjoyed reading it. Also, let us know any questions you might have about beauty benefits of tomatoes on skin!
Author Bio: Laura Benett is the founder of HumidGarden.com. She loves nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. Humid Garden is created to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.
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