Tomatoes have loads of benefits when eaten, but they can also be used to clear up some of your skin problems. And tomatoes we have plenty of in Botswana so try tomatoes for great facials and perhaps you can save some money.
Blackheads on your nose
Those annoying black little dots crowding your nose and your cheeks can be gone in no time if you place tomatoes on them. Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants so if you mash them into a pulp and place directly on the problem area where blackheads are aplenty, they can reduce these annoying dots’ appearance.
If that seems messy you can dip tomato slices in baking soda and apply them to those small bumps. It does not look any better than having red tomatoes all over your nose, but is not messy. Leave this on for about 10 minutes before rinsing it away.
Rejuvenate the skin
Tomato pulp contains lycopene, which not only does wonders on the body, but also on the skin. It can help reduce tan and brightens the skin so you look fresh, in an instant.
If you get tomato pulp and mix this with multani mitti and rose water, and place the concoction on both your face and neck and leave for ten minutes, you can see some results quickly. Within a click, you can see how your skin turns brighter and feels refreshed.
If you do not have multani mitti and rose water, you can also simply massage a slice of tomato over both the face and neck.
Tomatoes can sooth skin irritation
Tomatoes contain a high amount of anti-inflammatory compounds such as lycopene, beta carotene and lutein. All of them add up to an effective plan for soothing irritated skin.
Irritation sometimes occurs no matter how we clean our face. It flares up randomly, or sometimes inflammation occurs because we tested out a new beauty product. Just slice a tomato and rub it on the irritated skin.
If you want to be a little extra, you can mix tomato pulp with cucumber juice.
Remove dead skin
Stress, bad diet, too much sun and bad habits like smoking can make your skin look dull and tired. Dead skin can also gather if we don’t exfoliate or have access to facials. Tomatoes are the easiest way to fix this.
If you use tomatoes can remove traces of dirt and impurities, but also help tighten the pores. Tighter pores make the skin look healthier and fresher. Add sugar to the mashed tomatoes and use the paste as an exfoliating scrub. Then wash off gently.
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