Beauty uses of Tomatoes

Ruby Samy By Ruby Samy, 11th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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You will be surprised to know that besides cooking, tomatoes can be used in a number of different ways for your beauty ailments.Tomatoes are a great natural beauty ingredient for a clearer, happier and brighter skin and can be easily added to your beauty routine. Beauty uses of Tomatoes are plenty, get set to learn about the various ways to use tomatoes to get rid of beauty problems.

Choose the Organic Tomatoes

We all love to learn the beauty secrets which are natural, effecient and easy on our pocket. Here are the secret ways to use tomatoes for getting rid of various problems related to your face, skin and hair.
But before we start, the most important tip is to use only organic tomatoes or the ones coming straight from your kitchen. Tomatoes which are grown with fertilizers can cause skin problems so to be safe, go for organic tomatoes only.

Refreshing Tomato Facial

This is certainly the simplest of all the tomato secrets for you to try. All you got to do is just cut a tomato into half and then rub it directly on your face. Yes that’s all you have to do, so simple! Isn’t it .Pay special attention to the areas, where you are prone to blackheads. Rub the lovely tomato all over your face gently and leave on for 5 minutes. In the end rinse off with lukewarm water.
Tomato is a good astringent, contains immense amount of vitamin C and has cooling properties which helps to brighten the dull skin in a jiffy and gives your skin a natural glow in an instant. Next time while cooking when you use tomatoes, don’t forget to treat your skin along with a tomato for a refreshing facial.

Treat Sunburn with Tomatoes

The skin can be easily prevented from sunburn if you include tomato paste to your diet and eat it regularly. It is believed that the nutrient lycopene in tomato helps to a great deal in protecting the skin against the harmful ultra violet rays.
Mix a tomato with some natural yoghurt for a great soothing and cooling mask. Use this mix not only on your face but all over your body to prevent yourself from sunburn

Reduce your weight

Tomatoes help you to a remove those extra pounds you have been carrying around. So if you want to lose weight easily and quickly eat a raw tomato early morning everyday and try to drink tomato juice twice in a day, but make sure it does not contain any sugar.
The important tip is to have one glass of tomato juice ten to twenty minutes before you eat, as this reduces your appetite.
It really works! And it stops the fermentation and rotting in intestines. Do you know what that means? Through fermentation, alcohol and sugar is produced and it leads to you putting on more weight. Tomato helps to stop the process, and the result you lose weight!

Get Natural hair shine and treat Dandruff

Shiny Hair - Applying tomatoes slices; tomato juice or tomato paste to your hair enhances the natural PH of the hair and helps in getting back its natural colour. Tomato acts as a conditioner and brings shine to luster less hair.

Dandruff - To get rid of dandruff apply tomato pulp to your scalp and leave it for half an hour and then shampoo your hair. This is a very effective way and time tested remedy to get rid of dandruff by using natural treatment.

Get rid of Acne

Tomato is a very good source of vitamin C and Vitamin A, it helps to get rid of acne and promotes great healthy skin. The acid in tomatoes helps to balance the skin tone, reduces excess oil, and fights against dull skin and acne breakouts.
Mash a tomato and apply the pulp to your face. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. Try this treatment regularly for a week to have a clear and glowing face.

Reduce Pore Size

Make a mix of tomato pulp with few drops of lemon. Apply this mix to your face and emphasize mainly on your nose, chin and forehead as these are the areas where pores are mainly at their largest. Let the mix dry for 10 minutes and then wash your face with water to shrink pores, and moisturize. Do this on regular basis as it is a great remedy for reducing pore size.

Cleansing Mask

Mix tomato pulp with either avocado, cucumber or yoghurt to make a natural face mask. The avocado tomato cleansing mask is very good for combination skin and when mixed with cucumber it serves as a great Astringent. Blackhead removing and oil reducing properties of tomato with the antiseptic and hydrating properties of avocado are very effective on combination skin.

By now you know the various ways to use tomatoes in your beauty routine. So what are you waiting for, go get a tomato from your kitchen and start with the beauty treatment right now!


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author avatar borhan
18th Jun 2010 (#)

Waao, great topic! Tomato, i find its a great friend of beauty lovers.

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author avatar Euphonos
1st Jul 2010 (#)

wow!!! great tips...

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author avatar alsmith
5th Jul 2010 (#)

Who knew what a great asset a tomato could be. Thanks for the info.

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author avatar Emma Rigoni
28th Jul 2010 (#)

woah mad as, i always knew tomatoes were good for sunburns but never the other things

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author avatar Sweety :)
21st Sep 2011 (#)

good and help ful. :)))))))))))

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