You don’t have to go scouring the shops for DIY ingredients for a homely skincare pack. Just pick up a couple of tomatoes from your veggie basket and you are good to go.
Did you know that tomatoes contain lycopene in high levels that has very good skincare benefits? The formation of fine lines and wrinkles are curbed by tomatoes as they help the skin soak up more oxygen. Also if you have just returned from a beach holiday with an intense tan, tomatoes come to your rescue. It, not to mention, helps brighten your complexion. Rich in Vitamin A, C and antioxidants, tomatoes are a natural cure to your acne and pimple problems. Also a wonderful exfoliator, it helps clear clogged skin pores and cleanses the face.
Tomatoes are in fact the most cost-effective DIY beauty remedy. You can address all your skincare issues with the humble tomato.
1. Tomato and sugar scrub
Slice a tomato into two, then soak one piece in a bowl of two tablespoon sugar for a few minutes. Take the slice out, and scrub your face with these sugar-coated slices. It acts as a natural exfoliator for your face and helps remove the formation of dead skin cells, making your skin glow again.
2. Tomato and yoghurt for sun tan
If you have tanned beyond measure and would like your old complexion to be restored to you, then this tomato-yoghurt pack is your remedy. Blitz a fresh tomato and half a cup of yoghurt. Blend it into fine paste. Apply this on the affected area and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse off your face with cool water. Do this thrice a week for a month and the tanning would have a lightened a great deal.
3. Tomato and cucumber for oily skin
If you have a very oily face, then this natural tomato pack is for you. Mix two tablespoon of tomato juice with two tablespoon cucumber juice. Blend them thoroughly and apply it to your face generously. Allow it to dry for about 10 minutes. Then rinse off with cool water. Practice this ritual twice a week for at least three weeks for best results.
4. Tomato and honey for a smooth skin
To get a glowing skin naturally, mix two tablespoon of tomato juice and two tablespoon of honey. Blend it well and then apply to your face. Leave the pack on for about 10 minutes and then rinse off with cool water. You can do this every alternate day to make your complexion brighter and clearer.
5. Tomato and lemon for open pores
If you suffer open pores that make your skin a playground of dust, grime and blackheads, this tomato and lemon pack is the ideal treatment. Take two tablespoon of tomato juice and blend it with two tablespoon of lemon juice. Using a cotton swab, apply this mix to your face particularly over the affected areas in a gentle circular motion. Leave it to dry for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off thoroughly with cool water. You can do this thrice a week for a full month, and you won’t have open pores on your face.
6 Tomato for an acne-free skin
Nothing like tomato if you have long been suffering acne on your face. For this you need one fresh tomato sliced into two. Take one slice and massage it all over your face especially in the affected areas in a circular motion. Then use the second one. The Vitamin A and C in tomato is a natural cure for acne and pimples. Or another way would be to puree a tomato and apply the pack on your face. Allow it to dry for 10 minutes. Repeat this ritual thrice a week for two weeks and your acne would have subsided.
No better ingredient than tomato for a smooth, spot-free skin. Absolute must-try!