The tomato is typically known for
being used in kitchen as one of the widely known fruits, brightly red in color
and comes in all shapes and sizes. Tomatoes are used in salads, sandwiches,
pastes, sauces, juices and many different prepared dishes. However, did you
know that tomatoes are an inexpensive and easy to find remedy for skin care.
With a wide array of versatility, color, flavor and nutrition the tomato can
treat many different skin conditions and problems.
the tomato has been widely debated over being a fruit or vegetable, it makes no
difference when it comes to using the tomato for skin care. The tomato can
treat several types of skin problems including acne, blackheads, oily skin,
enlarged pores, skin rashes, sunburns, discoloration, dry skin, and dull
complexions. The tomato contains a wide variety of nutritional elements not
only good for the skin but good for overall health. Most widely known for
having vitamin A, and C the tomato also contains vitamin E, K, B1, B2, B3, and
B6. Additionally the tomato is a great source of fiber, iron, manganese,
potassium, carotenes, magnesium, and lycopene. Lycopene is known as one of the
most powerful antioxidants and tomatoes contains the most lycopene out of any
other fruit or vegetable. As a powerful antioxidant, the tomato fights free
radicals from causing abnormal skin cell changes which can cause wrinkles,
acne, discoloration, skin tone changes and many more diseases and skin
in vitamin C, the tomato can brighten a dull complexion and reduce skin
imperfections such as skin tone and texture. The vitamin A in tomatoes builds
healthy skin cells that are strong and resilient. Tomatoes, like many other
fruits are also well known for being acidic which gives it a natural astringent
effect on the face and pores. This removes the dead skin cells from the top
layer of skin, which eliminates excess oil and clears blackheads that fill the
top of pores. For people with oily skin, the tomato balances the oiliness by
reducing excess oil that sits on top of the skin. Tomatoes can be used alone or
partnered with other natural ingredients to combine the power of each to
eliminate skin disorders.
treating acne, the tomato alone has the power to clean and cleanse the skin of
bacteria that causes acne. The tomato can also reduce inflammation and redness
caused by blocked pores and remove pimples, zits, and blackheads that are
visibly present on the face. Take a ripened tomato, and mash it up. Apply the
mashed tomato liberally to the face and neck or any area affected by acne.
Leave the tomato for 1 hour. Then rinse off with tepid water. You should notice
a brighter complexion immediately and a reduction in acne after using it for a
whole week, once a day.
Since excess oil can be one of the
causes of acne, using a tomato on people with oily skin is necessary. For daily
spot treatments, slice a tomato and rub it directly on the face, especially on
the areas that accumulate the moist oil such as the cheeks, nose and forehead.
After a couple of minutes rinse off the residue with cool water. For additional
soothing effects mix and mash a tomato and cucumber together. Apply directly to
the face and rinse after a couple of minutes. Next you should use a cleanser at
least once a week for combination skin, and a couple times a week for oily
skin. For a smooth and cooling affect tomato should be combined with avocado.
This mixes the astringent of tomato with the antiseptic of avocado. Smooth the
combination on the face completely. Leave for 20-30 minutes and rinse with
tepid water. If you prefer you can use tomato with whole milk. Blend an overly
ripe tomato and strain the pulp out. Mix the tomato juice with and equal amount
of whole milk. Apply to the face for 10 minutes. Remove with bottled water to
see a much less oily face.
Large or enlarged pores are a sign
of acne and oily skin. When the pores on your face are enlarged more oil is
allowed to seep onto the face. To reduce the size of your pores, tomatoes,
which are a natural astringent, will automatically retract the pores and
decrease the amount of oil allowed to come out. A tomato lotion can be used
daily to decrease the natural size of your pores. Mix 1 tablespoon of tomato
juice with a couple drops of limejuice. Apply this to the face and leave for 15
minutes. Rinse off with tepid water to reveal smaller pores.
remove skin rashes mix a tomato with plain yogurt. Yogurt is a natural
antibacterial due to the live cultures within it. Spread the mixture on your
face or any other area of skin rash. Leave for 20 minutes and then rinse with
warm water. Do this 2-3 times a day to see a difference.
you get a sunburn, the painful feel and red look are the most important things
that you want to reduce as soon as possible. Tomatoes can be used to reduce the
pain and swelling that comes with a sunburn. By mixing tomatoes and buttermilk
you can remove the top layer of dead skins and sooth the painful burn. Mix 2
teaspoons of tomato juice with 4 tablespoons of buttermilk. Apply to the burnt
areas and remove after 1 1/2 hours. Apply as frequently as needed until pain,
swelling and redness disappear.
a dull complexion reduces the healthy, natural young appearance of the face. To
revive the skin and give it back that healthy glow mix tomato and honey to refresh
the skin and bring it back to life. Honey is a natural antibacterial,
antifungal, and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, which does wonders for the
skin. Mixed with tomato juice and applied to the skin for 15 minutes at a time,
a dull complexion will be increasingly brightened. Rinse with warm water and
pat the skin dry.