One wants to have a bright and shining face. Well, this dream can be easily achieved if we have got the right miracle ingredient. Yes, a tomato is a fruit which contains nutrients like phenolic compounds, folic acid, carotenoids and Vitamin-C. Tomato is an antioxidant that protects the skin from damage. It exerts anti-aging spots and wrinkles. Its pulp is antibacterial and antifungal and helps to manage the skin’s pH levels. It helps in removing dead cells and tightening pores. Lycopene present in it protects from photodamage. Vitamin- C present in it helps inelastic production in the body.
Homemade Tomato Face Pack
1. Tomato face pack for acne
- You require 1/2 tomato, 1tsp jojoba oil, 3-5 drops of tea tree oil. After pulping the tomato, mix oils in it and blend it well. Apply it on the face and then leave for 15 minutes. Rinse it with lukewarm water followed by rinsing it with warm water. You can repeat this 2-3 times a week. Jojoba is used because it hydrates the skin by absorbing it. It in turns helps in controlling oil production. Tea tree oil is an antiseptic that aids in the removing of the infection and hence acne.
2. Tomato face pack for blemishes
You require two tsp of tomato pulp and one tsp honey. Mix them and apply it on your face. Leave it on your face for drying. After 15 minutes, go for washing your face with warm water. Do use this face pack twice a week. Tomato lightens blemishes and honey adds nutrients and antioxidants to the skin.
3. Tomato face pack for blackheads
Take 1-2 teaspoons of tomato pup, one tsp oats, and one tsp yogurt. Start with mixing tomato pulp and yogurt and then slowly, add oats to the mixture. Lightly warm up this mixture. After cooling it once, apply it on your face for 15 minutes and rinse your face with ordinary water. Use this method twice a week. Oatmeal is a deep cleanser that removes all the dirt and impurities from the pores. The lactic acid present in yogurt exfoliates dead cells and hence cleanses the face. Your blackheads will be gone once these pores are clean.
4. Tomato face pack for combination skin
For the face pack for combination skin, you require one tsp tomato pulp and one tsp of mashed avocado. Mix these and apply it on your face and wash your face with regular water after 10 minutes. Using this pack twice a week will provide you with excellent results. Tomato because of its astringent properties can easily balance the oil production in the skin. Hydrating and nourishing nutrients present in avocado will help you in keeping your skin healthy. It reduces skin aging process as it contains Vitamin-E and Vitamin-C.
5. Tomato face pack for dark circles
Gently mix one tsp tomato juice with a few drops of aloe vera gel. Apply it on the dark circles, i.e., on the area underneath your eyes. Do this very carefully as it should not get into your eyes. In case it does so, quickly washes your eyes with clean water. After 10 minutes, rinse your face. Applying this face pack once or twice daily is very useful for reducing dark circles. The bleaching properties of the tomato pulp will help you lighten up the area underneath your eyes. Anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds present in aloe vera will rejuvenate the skin and also reduces the signs of anti-aging.
Besides, using these tomato face packs, you can also include tomatoes in your diet. It will reflect on the skin and will give you a bright glow on your face. Hence, tomatoes are just an excellent ingredient to provide you with a fresh and glowing face.
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