Did you know that tomato could solve your skin and hair problems?

Hey guys I stumbled on an artice last year that revealed that tomato
helps the skin a lot, this was unbelievable. So I was prompted to do
more findings on the skin benefits of tomatoes. I hope you would enjoy
reading my findings.

Not only do tomatoes taste great but they also keep the skin healthy.
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. It is recommended to
have at least 16 milligrams of lycopene per day as they reduce the
number of free radicals in the body and also help to retain the
moisture in people who are used to sitting in air-conditioned
environs. You don't need to spend your hard-earned money on expensive
cosmetic treatments if you follow these simple steps to get
healthy-looking skin:

»Big pores? Shrink Them
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.

»Acne healing
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 moisturise. Do
this on a regular basis or as many times as you can. Your acne is
bound to dry off soon.

If you have oily skin and struggle to keep your face from shining like
a fried papad, 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.

»Good to eat, great to clean
A tomato and avocado mask works wonders on combination skin. This is
because tomato works as an astringent as well as a blackhead and
oil-reducing agent while avocados have an antiseptic and moisturising
effect. A pack of mashed tomatoes and avocados help in soothing and
cleansing combination skin (oily and dry), as they are rich in vitamin
A, C and E. Apply this pack and wash off after 20 to 30 minutes with
lukewarm water.

»Burns no more
Summer is fast approaching and with harsh summer comes burnt, inflamed
skin. A lot of people's skin gets sunburnt, 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 neutralises the surface while yogurt gives it a much needed
protein boost while leaving it soft and supple.

»Glowing skin
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.

Need a pick-me-up for dull hair? Tomatoes can naturally bring back
that beautiful shine that you miss. It's an amazing, natural
conditioner that can come straight from your kitchen. Simply apply
over-ripe tomato slices to your hair.
Have you been in the kitchen all day long cutting onions? Just come
back from a night out with the girls where obviously no one has heard
how bad smoking is for you? Get those foul odors out of your hair with
tomatoes! Yep. Take some tomato paste and rub it into your scalp. Let
it sit for about 15 minutes, wash it out and you should be good to go.
Also, don't dilute the tomato paste. You can simply boil tomatoes and
remove the skin then mash the insides all together in a mushy tomato
paste. The same goes for dandruff and even chlorine-green hair. The
acidity in the tomatoes help restore the Ph levels in your hair, which
helps your hair regain its natural color. You may even be able to see
the green rinsing right off the ends of your hair!

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