Tomato is an important fruit—although considered a vegetable by nutritionists—that has many health benefits due to the presence of antioxidants. These antioxidants give tomatoes its radiant red color. Tomatoes also have a low amount of calories, making it a favorite among those who are health-conscious. It also contains fiber, vitamin C, E, K B1, B6, B3, B2, iron, manganese, potassium, as well as carotenes, and many more nutritional elements. Here are some easy at home skin care recipes using tomato.
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Recipe for Sunburns
Tomatoes do a great job at protecting your skin from the sun. For example, if you stay outside too long and feel burnt, you can prepare a cucumber and tomato juice mixture and apply it to the affected area of your skin. Keep it on for ten minutes, and wash it off with cool, clean water. You’ll immediately notice a difference.
Another recipe to treat skin burnt by the sun can be made by adding two teaspoons of tomato juice to four tablespoons of buttermilk, and applying it all over the burnt area. Wash off after a half an hour.
Recipe to Calm Irritated Skin
The main reason for common skin rashes is silicon deficiency. This problem can be overcome by having a good amount of sprouts, tomatoes, and other healthy fruits and vegetables in your diet. One way to calm irritated skin is to prepare a mixture of honey and tomato juice, apply it on your face and neck, and wash off with cool, clean water after about 15 minutes.
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Recipe for Glowing Skin
Another DIY recipe for glowing skin is a mixture containing two teaspoons of tomato juice and four teaspoons of curd. Apply the mixture to your skin and wash off after 15 minutes to see, and feel, the difference.
Recipe for Oily Skin
Tomato has an acidic trait that also contains potassium and vitamin C. This helps to cleanse the skin, especially if you have oily skin, large pores, or blackheads. Rub a sliced piece of tomato on your skin and wash your face with cool, clean water after 15 minutes.
Recipe For a Bright Complexion
For a clear, bright complexion, spread the pulp of a tomato on your face daily. Keep it on for one hour, and then wash off with warm water. If done regularly, you should see healthy, glowing results.
Recipe to Shrink Enlarged Pores
Tomato juice mixed with two or three drops of lime juice can help to shrink enlarged pores. Apply this solution on your face, and then wash off with cool, clean water after 15 minutes.
You can easily make a homemade cleanser by combining tomato and milk. Strain the tomato pulp and mix it with equal parts milk. Apply this mixture onto your face and neck using your fingertips, and keep it on for 10 minutes before rinsing. Store this in a bottle that can be refrigerated in order to use every day.
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