Eating tomatoes daily can help keep the skin radiant and glowing due to all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in them, but using the pulp and the juice from tomatoes in simple homemade skin care recipes can help beautify our skin as well. Here you will learn three simple natural ways I like to use tomatoes to help keep my skin beautiful and maybe you will consider using them as well after reading this article.
Using Tomatoes for Glowing Skin
Dull skin can look glowing and beautiful by simply making a tomato facial mask. A tomato facial mask can provide the skin with plenty of vitamins C, E and A, which are essential for nourishing dull skin so it can be glowing naturally.
To make a homemade tomato facial mask combined a tablespoon of organic tomato juice in with two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of English clay powder. The honey in the mask will help purify the skin while the clay helps draw out dirt, oils, blackheads and bacteria that are deep beneath the pores as the tomato juice brightens up your complexion naturally.
Once you have combined the ingredients together, you should have a thick creamy bluish green sweet tomato scented mask. However, sometimes I find the mask is a bit too runny and I do add in a half teaspoon more of the clay powder to help thicken it up bit more.
Once the mask is made, it is best to apply it to clean skin using your fingertips until the face is coated in a nice even layer. I personally exfoliate my skin before using this mask so the nourishing ingredients in it have an easier time purifying the skin so it can be glowing afterwards. After the mask is applied, it is best to leave it on for fifteen minutes, or until the mask because dry and cracked. Then it is best to rinse the mask off with warm water and a facial cloth to reveal the youthful glowing skin that was hiding behind all the impurities in the skin.
Cleansing the Skin with Tomato Juice
One of nature's best facial cleansers is fresh tomato juice. Tomato juice contains minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and acids that help cleanse the skin from oils, dirt, heavy makeup and dead skin cells. Tomato juice even has the ability to shrink pores and give your skin a beautiful soft clear appearance.
To cleanse your face with tomato juice is it best to dip a washcloth into the juice, ringing the excess juice out of the cloth and then wipe your face down with it until you feel your face is clean.
I personally like to mix a half cup of tomato juice with aloe juice to make a gentle soothing cleanser for my sensitive oily skin. I find the tomato and aloe juices together help cleanse and nourish my sensitive skin a lot better instead of using tomato juice alone. Sometimes tomato juice alone is too acidy for my skin and can cause slight redness and irritation. Once I have the two juices mixed together I take a warm damp cloth and dip it into the juice mixture, ring the extra juice out of the cloth and wipe my face down until it's cleansed.
After using the cleanser, the skin should appear brighter and have a softer smoother texture to it. You may even notice pimples draining and impurities have been completely rid from the skin as well. I know I notice these types of conditions after cleansing my face with the juice.
Tomato Toner for Sun Protection
Tomato juice is excellent to use for making a toner because it contains nutrients in it that can help protect the skin from the sun such as vitamin A, C and E as well as a potent antioxidants known as Lycopene. Lycopene is a potent antioxidant that can help reverse sun damage while also preventing further sun damage.
To make a tomato toner for sun protections simply take a cup of organic tomato juice and combined it with a cup of coconut water in a small spray bottle. Then give the bottle a good shake to combine the ingredients together.
To use the toner simply spray done the face before you head outside and allow the spray to soak into the skin for a minute. Do not wipe the toner off or you will wipe of the nutrients that nourishes and protects the skin from the sun. Once the toner has fully absorbed into the skin you are good to head out in the sun for a bit with some guaranteed natural sun protection
As you can see tomatoes are great for beautifying and protecting the skin naturally so it can be glowing, clear and soft. To help keep skin youthful and beautiful use these homemade tomato skin recipes on a daily basis.