It is necessary to consume tomatoes as they have lycopene, which is an antioxidant and hence works as a sunscreen from within.
These antioxidants make tomato an anti-aging product as they help in fighting cellular damage and reddening of skin. So rather than spending your money on expensive skin care products, you can use tomatoes as they provide the following benefits.
1. It reduces the effect of sunburn
A lot of people’s skin gets sunburns, raw and itchy due to exposure to the sun. Crush half a tomato and mix it with two tablespoons of plain yogurt. Apply this concoction on face, neck, hands and feet. Wash it off after 20 minutes. Tomato cools the skin and neutralizes the surface while yogurt gives it a much needed protein boost while leaving it soft and supple.
2. It heals acne
The acidity in tomatoes helps in reducing and clearing up your acne. Vitamin A and vitamin C are commonly found in a lot of acne medicines and tomatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K. If you have mild acne, cut a tomato in half and apply the inside on your face. For severe acne mash a fresh tomato and use the pulp as a pack on the face. Leave it on for an hour. Rinse it off and moisturize. Do this on a regular basis or as many times as you can. Your acne is bound to dry off soon.
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3. It serves as an astringent
If you have oily skin and struggle to keep your face from shining, tomato is the solution to your agony. Crush a fresh tomato and strain it. Make a little cucumber juice and add it to the tomato juice. Apply this juice with a cotton ball daily to control excessive oiliness and acne.
4. It makes the skin glow
Mix honey with tomato juice until you get a thick paste. Apply this mixture and wash off after 15 minutes for smooth and glowing skin
5. It helps to shrink big pores
Big pores provide easy access to dirt and grime thus increasing the chances of infecting the pore. Take a tablespoon of fresh tomato juice. Add two to four drops of fresh lime juice to this. Use a cotton ball to apply this mixture on your face. Massage it in circular motions. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash off with cool water. Regular application will shrink pores greatly.