5 Beauty Uses of Tomatoes
There’s no need to spend a fortune on perfumed beauty products when there is a whole host of natural remedies sat in your kitchen cupboards.
One of them is the tomato. They contain the age-defying ingredient lycopene – natural pigment that makes tomatoes red. The highest levels are found in processed or cooked tomatoes used in ketchup, paste, soup and juice.
Read on for some surprising ways tomatoes can make you feel like a million dollars…
1. Oily skin cleanser
Dealing with oily skin is a challenge many of us face. For a wholesome solution, combine organic tinned tomatoes, honey and a few drops of lemon juice in a blender to create your own natural cleanser that will combat excess oil without the perfumes drying out your skin.
2. Sunburn relief
Apply organic tinned tomatoes to the affected areas for a natural remedy. In addition, regular consumption can aid in preventing future burns as well as fight signs of ageing caused by the sun. A study by Newcastle University found women eating a diet rich in processed tomatoes had increased skin protection, as seen by a reduction in skin redness and less DNA damage from ultraviolet (UV) exposure.
3. Body glow
For skin that glows and feels soft and smooth, combine a tin of organic tomatoes, with a few lemon drops, two cups of sugar and a bit of coconut oil for the ultimate body scrub.
4. Shiny hair
Tomato juice makes a brilliant hair conditioner – adding the shine back to lifeless locks by increasing the your hair’s acidic pH. Use it in the same way you’d normally use a conditioner – massage a small amount of juice into your hair after shampooing, leave for a few minutes and then wash out.
5. Deal with blackheads
Tomatoes, which are high in vitamin C, vitamin A and citric acid, are a natural blackhead remedy. They contain unique acidic properties that work to unclog pores and get ready of unsightly blackheads. Cut a tomato in half and press into blackheads. Rinse off and then moisturise your skin.