Rich in Vitamin C, these red beauties i.e. tomatoes are full of lycopene, which is a phytochemical that offers red pigment and a lot of health benefits. Lycopene helps in eliminating skin-aging free radicals caused by ultraviolet rays; hence, it protects human body against sun damage. Following are the skin benefits by tomatoes:
Glowing Skin: By applying tomato juice or rubbing tomato halves on the skin even your skin and revive the glow. It contains a high amount of Vitamin C, that also helps in brightening the skin. In fact the stringent properties of tomatoes work wonders for skin. All you need to do is take mashed avocados and tomatoes face pack and apply it on the skin. It has a soothing effect. Cleanse it thoroughly to give a glowing complexion. Wash it with lukewarm water after 20-30 minutes.
Good for Skin 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.
Prevent Signs of Aging: Tomatoes & its products enable the skin to absorb oxygen and prevent the signs of aging. It provides an amazing natural skin treatment that can make the skin look younger and healthy with less effort.
Natural Sunscreen: According to some studies, tomatoes contain lycopene (an antioxidant) that actually works as a natural sun-protector-screen & protects our skin from the damaging UV rays. It also prevents sunburn. Those people who take at least five tablespoons of tomato paste every day for three consecutive months; they get natural immunity; hence, become protected against sunburn. One can also apply tomato or its paste on the affected parts to prevent sunburn. Mix 2 teaspoons of tomato pulp with 1 teaspoon of yogurt. Mix it well, then apply it on the face, neck, hands, and feet.
Stress Reliever: Tomato extract is used in the massage oils to reduce (and even eliminate in best results) visible signs of stress. Tomato extract is also used in the eye creams to give fresh and revitalized eyes.
Natural Bleaching Agent: Tomatoes are natural bleaching agents that lighten the skin tone, and make it glowing at the same time. Prepare a face pack by mixing 1 teaspoon of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of yogurt and 2 teaspoons of tomato pulp. Blend them well.
Apply this mixture on the face and neck areas. Let it sit so leave it for 20 minutes. Oatmeal will gently exfoliate the skin, while yogurt & tomato will help to clear the blemishes. This will gradually improve the complexion.
Smooth Skin: Blend honey with tomato juice and apply it on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes to get a smooth and glowing skin.
Remove Dead Skin Cells: Grind tomatoes in a mixer with the seeds and add 1 teaspoon of sugar to it. Apply it on the face and massage gently in a circular motion. You can also cut 1 tomato into two halves and sprinkle some sugar on it. Gently scrub your skin with it to do away with the dead skin cells & get a clean and fresh looking skin.