Tomatoes: 10 ways to use it as a beauty remedy

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So here are ten natural remedies to use for face, body and hair care.

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I tomatoes they are not only a particularly versatile ingredient in the kitchen, but also a natural remedy for beauty to always have at hand. In fact, small quantities are sufficient for obtain cosmetics and natural treatments at almost no cost, especially if you have i tomatoes from your own garden, which allow us to avoid the purchase of commercial products that are not always effective and of take care of ourselves without the fear of using substances that are not very environmentally friendly.

So here are ten natural remedies to use for face, body and hair care.

Index

Refreshing tonic

A tonic action on the skin of the face can be obtained gently rubbing a slice of tomato on cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. Afterwards you simply have to rinse your face well with warm water. It is a refreshing treatment particularly suitable for use in the summer. The tomato juice and pulp in contact with the skin will play one astringent and illuminating function.

Sunburn

The tomato is considered useful both for the prevention and for the treatment of sunburn. Enriching your diet with tomatoes means guaranteeing quantities of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, able to help the skin protect itself from damage caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays. Slices of tomato can be applied to reddened skin to alleviate the problem.

Diet

In case you want to lose weight, tomato can be recommended, especially if eaten raw, to favor the digestive capacity of the organism and prevent annoying intestinal fermentations. The consumption of tomato juice can also be useful in this case. It should be obtained in a homemade way, starting from organic tomatoes, perhaps coming from one's own garden, and consumed twice a day before meals and without adding sugars.



Hair treatment

A treatment for make hair stronger and brighter in a completely natural way, it consists in applying tomato juice on the hair, preferably to damp hair, and leaving it all to act for at least half an hour before shampooing. It is a treatment able to revive the natural reflections of the hair and make it more soft and silky.

Anti-dandruff lotion

Who wants to get a anti-dandruff treatment, taking advantage of the properties of the tomato, you can try to apply and massage the juice or pulp of fresh tomatoes on the affected areas instead of the lotions commonly on sale. The treatment must be carried out before shampooing.

Acne mask

The tomato has marvelous effects on the skin due to its importance content of vitamin A and vitamin C. Its use can also be effective in counteracting the manifestations of acne, in favor of a better skin appearance. The pulp of a fresh tomato, blended at the moment, must be applied to the skin of the face for 15-20 minutes as if it were a mask, and then passed to a gentle rinse.

Treatment for enlarged pores

To get a treatment capable of minimize enlarged pores, it will be necessary to mix the pulp of a fresh tomato with a few drops of lemon juice. The compound thus obtained must be applied to the areas of the face most affected by the presence of dilated pores, such as the nose, forehead and chin. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off.

Purifying mask

A purifying mask for the skin of the face it can be prepared by blending the pulp of a tomato with a ripe cucumber cut into chunks. It can perform both a purifying and astringent function on the skin, proving to be particularly suitable in case the latter is mixed. Let the mask work for up to 30 minutes before rinsing off.



Mosquito bites

If mosquito bites occur with particular swelling and discomfort, try rubbing a slice of tomato or a few drops of tomato juice on them to obtain an immediate relief effect.

Exfoliating treatment

To get aexfoliating body treatment, useful to facilitate the elimination of dead cells, you can try mixing the pulp of two ripe tomatoes with two or three tablespoons of oatmeal and a teaspoon of olive oil. Adjust the quantities of the ingredients until you get a compound that is easily applicable on the skin and use it by massaging gently.

Marta Albè

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