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The Amazing Benefits Of Tomatoes For Your Skin And Hair

The benefits of tomatoes can never be underestimated. Of all of the natural ingredients available in your kitchen, this particular humble fruit is packed with nutrition of all kinds that have great benefits for your face, hair, and your health.

We add tomatoes in salads and vegetables, knowing that they will add taste to our dishes. However, the benefits don’t stop there.


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Consuming tomatoes also provides great protection from the harmful effects of UV rays and gives you naturally youthful skin. The natural acids present in tomatoes help in controlling oily skin and clearing up acne, while the calcium helps in healing dry and chapped skin. Tomato juice also has various cooling elements in it that soothes sunburns.

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To take advantage of all of these benefits, use some of these tomato-based face masks. When applied to your face, they will give it a great sheen.

1. Tomato and lemon

In order to get the maximum benefits of tomatoes, you can mix lemon juice and tomato together and then apply the mixture on your face evenly. Experts say that lemon and tomato juice are the best remedy for naturally lightening the blemishes and scars left by acne. Tomato juice will also give you a flawlessly fresh and bright face. Lemon is a natural toner and has properties in it that can destroy all the germs that are present on your skin. This ideal mix will cure the discoloration of your skin and also cure hyperpigmentation.

2. Tomato with olive oil

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This is an ideal mix for dry skin as the olive oil present in this face mask will help in moisturizing your skin a great deal. Mix half a tomato with a drop of olive oil and make a sticky paste. Then, apply it properly on your face with a soft cotton ball. After ten to fifteen minutes, wash it off with cold water. You will be surprised to see how supple and soft this makes your face. While making this mix, you can simply extract the pulp of the ripe tomato instead of blending it. Also, use freshly squeezed lemon juice. For best results, we suggest that you do some facial steaming at first as this will open up the pores of your skin and make the face pack penetrate in an even better way.

3. Honey and tomato


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Tomato is very rich in lycopene and thus helps in giving your face a tanned glow. It will even protect your skin from all the harmful UV rays and thus work as a very natural sunscreen. Honey, on the other hand, is a natural humectant and locks all of the moisture in your skin cells. It also has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal elements in it that helps in protecting your delicate skin from harmful germs and bacteria. Honey even protects skin from all kinds of free radical damage, clearing up all existing acne and preventing further breakouts. To make this facemask, take half a tomato and a tablespoon of honey and blend them together until you get a smooth mix. Now apply this mix all over your face and neck and let it sit there for about fifteen minutes. After that, wash it off with cold water and then dry your face.

4. Cucumber and tomato

Both cucumber and tomato possess natural astringents that can perfectly tighten pores that have become large. Cucumber is filled with a lot of moisture and antioxidants and is actually 95 percent water. Due to these reasons, it can effectively hydrate and nourish your skin. When your skin is inflamed and sunburnt, cucumber can even soothe and cool your skin to a great extent. After washing and properly peeling one fourth of a cucumber, blend it together with half a tomato, and then rub this mixture all over your face in a slow circular way. After fifteen minutes, wash it off and dry your face. You will feel really rejuvenated after using this pack.

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Tomatoes are not only beneficial for your skin, but for your hair as well. The various vitamins present in tomatoes can bring shine and luster to your otherwise lifeless and dull hair. Tomatoes are loaded with an excessive amount of vitamin A that can make your hair stronger and healthier.

Thus, you must know about these hair masks that work wonders when applied regularly on your hair. They all comprise of natural ingredients that are easy to find and extremely good for the overall health of your hair.

1. Tomato, aloe vera, and olive oil

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This is an extremely easy paste to make, and when applied to hair, will make it look lustrous and smooth. To make this paste, just mix two tomatoes with two tablespoons of honey. While aloe vera isn’t necessary, it sure does make this hair mask even more effective. Then, add some aloe vera as well and then blend them until they become a smooth paste. After that, apply the mask all over your hair and keep it like that for about half an hour or so. When you wash it off, you will see that your hair has become very glossy. Regular use of this mask will even increase the volume of your hair.

2. Castor oil and tomato

Both tomato and castor oil are great agents that help in boosting hair growth and increasing hair volume. Castor oil even helps in hair growth in your eyebrows and eyelashes. So take one tomato and two tablespoons of castor oil, and blend the two ingredients together. After mixing properly, warm this concoction and then apply it evenly all over your scalp. Keep the mix on your hair for about one or two hours and then wash it off with an herbal shampoo. You will be able to see positive results if you apply this regularly for a few weeks.

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3. Tomato juice alone

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If you are looking for techniques that will aid your hair lightening process, then tomatoes will help you the most. Just take a few slices of tomato and apply them over the areas of your hair that you want to lighten. Leave the tomato on for about five or ten minutes and then wash it off. However, you will have to keep it in mind that you might have to apply it for two or three times to get the best results if your hair is darker.

So what are you waiting for? If you want to reap all the possible benefits of tomatoes, this little red fruit, can have on your skin, try out some of the methods listed above. After all, why waste buckets of money on cosmetic products when you can have equally effective results if you simply make tomato juice a part of your daily skin care routine?

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Amazing Benefits Of Tomatoes For Skin, Hair, And Health
Tomatoes are not just good for your health, but are very beneficial for your skin and hair as well. Check out all the benefits of tomatoes here.
Suraiya Islam

Suraiya Islam

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