October 21, 2021

Benefits of Tomato for Skin

Since the arrival of the pandemic, we have gotten more time for ourselves and hence have upgraded our skincare regime to try out almost all DIY beauty recipes that promise radiant & glowing skin. 

While there are a plethora of ingredients readily available for our skin-wellness, this one is a clear winner. 

We’re talking about tomatoes here, a fruit that will bestow your skin with an ethereal glow. 

Tomato is a nutrient-loaded fruit that provides innumerable health benefits and is the real beauty saviour. From shrinking pores to effectively removing blackheads, this beauty hero truly knows how to win the battle. 

Wondering how it does the magic? The antioxidants & nutrients present in this fruit act as a magical concoction to treat all our skin woes. And let us not forget how it banishes tanning, controls the sebum production & instantly brightening up the complexion. 

To save your time & research, we have jotted down the benefits of tomatoes to march our way towards radiant, brighter & even-toned skin. 

Benefits of Tomato for our skin

Moisturises Skin Effectively 

Tomatoes can turn out to be highly beneficial in keeping our skin well moisturised. The fruit is rich in antioxidants that assist skin toning and brightening. 

How to use-

Mix the Tomato juice with Yogurt to prepare a face mask. Apply it evenly all over your & rinse it off with cold water. Fresh, brightened & hydrated skin is what you would get post application! 

Brightens Complexion

Tomatoes are loaded with nutrients that make the skin naturally radiant. This DIY face mask made with tomato pulp & honey is specially curated to work towards lightening dull skin & grant all your glow wishes. 

How to use-

You have to take the tomato pulp and add one tablespoon of honey to it. Apply the paste over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water & Voila; all your glow wishes come true! 

Acne Prevention

Tomatoes for all acne woes? Sounds like a good plan! There’s a piece of good news for people with acne-prone skin; tomatoes can be your skin saviours, LITERALLY. Get rid of the pesky pimples and stubborn scars with this DIY Tomato Face Mask. 

How to use-

Take two tablespoons of Multani Mitti along with two tablespoons of tomato juice. Mix the ingredients to form a smooth texture. Now apply this all over your face generously and wait for the magic to happen! Use this 2-3 times a week for effective results. 

Delays Signs of ageing 

The pollution levels of the city can hamper your skin health in multiple ways. Apart from making the skin look lifeless & dull, it can also enhance the fine lines and wrinkles. A healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet can delay the signs of premature ageing, but the ingredients and products you put on your skin also play a significant role. For instance, tomatoes are loaded with Vitamin B complex that combats the early signs of ageing, making your look your skin youthful. 

How to use-

Make a tomato paste using the pulp along with mashed avocado. Rub the paste gently all over the face for a few minutes, and then wash it off with a mild cleanser.

Reduce Excessive Oil

Tomatoes are a magical ingredient when it comes to controlling excessive oil production. Try using tomatoes to balance your skin’s natural pH level for those with oily and acne-prone skin. 

How to use-

Cut a tomato in half and rub it all over your face. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse it off to get smoother, softer & matte-looking skin. 

Removes Dead Skin Cells

Our skin is prone to dirt, oil, and pollution from the environment, making our skin appear dull & fatigued over time. Regular cleaning is not enough to revive the skin because the dirt gets trapped into the skin pores. Tomatoes come in handy as the enzymes in tomatoes mildly exfoliate the skin and remove the top layer of dead skin cells. 

How to use-

While it’s said that mixing the sugar granules with tomato pulp can be a good exfoliator, but we suggest you otherwise. Sugar granules can irritate the sensitive skin of your face, so we would only suggest you exfoliate with the tomato pulp gently. 

It’s time for you to reap the benefits of this miraculous ingredient for your skin!

Written by Lotus Herbals