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home remedies to keep your face glowing, shining, spotless and wrinkle free with tomato face pack

Updated on March 23, 2016

A short story of the magical tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of those natural products which is widely used in food to enhance its taste as well as in cosmetic treatments. Tomatoes are rich in various vital nutrients which not only helps in keeping our health at optimum level, it also nourishes our skin for a better look.

It may be surprising to some of you that tomato is actually a fruit instead of a vegetable. But, it is considered a vegetable also as it grows out of a single ovary. A little over 7500 varieties of tomatoes are found in all over the world. Tomato is named after the food family to which it belongs Solanaceae or sometimes it is called solanoid or nightshade. The botanical name of tomato is Solanum lycopersicum which is now been replaced with Lycopersicon esculentu. Tomato is rich in various nutrients like vitamin A, C, anti oxidants like carotene, lycopene, and anthocyanine, fibers and potassium with good concentration of water. Its usage has different forms and nothing extensive is to be done to harness the benefits of tomatoes. It is believed tomato is native to Mexico which spread to different parts of the world due to Spanish colonization of America.

In this article, you will get to know how tomatoes helps in keeping us healthy and treats our skin for better softness and glow.

Some of the great health benefits of tomatoes

Increases immunity- Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, which is responsible in keeping our immune system at optimum level. You can achieve the 40% of daily requirement of vitamin C by consuming two medium size tomatoes. So, go for it to achieve optimum health conditions. It definitely protects you from common cold and flu.

Restricts lung cancer- Tomatoes contains chlorogenic and coumaric acid which restricts the chances of lung cancer caused due to smoking. Nitrosamines which is found in tobacco smoking is one of the main reasons for lung cancer for smokers. Chlorogenic and coumaric acid reduces the effects of nitrosamines, thus reduces the risk of lung cancer to smokers.

Rich antioxidants- Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants like lycopene. It reduces the effects of free radicals and cleanse the body of various toxins that results out of various body functions. Free radicals causes early aging and signs of wrinkles. So, consumption of tomatoes can give a boost to your young look if consumed regularly. Studies shows that anti oxidants present in the tomatoes reduces the risk of cancer like prostate cancer, cervical cancer and rectum cancer.

Reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases- The rich source of antioxidant lycopene present in tomatoes prevents the oxidation of serum lipid. Serum lipid is the main reason of cardiovascular diseases due the accumulation of fats in blood vessels. It also helps in lowering of total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides. Thus, lycopene is beneficial in prevention against heart attack and other related diseases. Tomatoes also helps in prevention of unwanted aggregation of platelet cells in the body which gives rise to atherosclerosis, a heart problem.

Helpful in hypertension- Tomatoes are rich in potassium, which is a vasodilator. It means, potassium helps in easing the tension in arteries and blood vessels. Less tension in arteries and blood vessels promotes healthy circulation of blood and thus reduces high blood pressure.

Treats urinary tract infection- Tomatoes have considerable content of water. High water concentration stimulates urination, and thus helps in extracting toxins, extra salt, acid from our body. In this way, it also prevents bladder cancer.

Maintains healthy bones- Recent studies have shown that tomatoes are beneficial in keeping our bones healthy. The antioxidants present in tomatoes helps in keeping healthy bone tissues.

Tomatoes keeps your face glowing without any signs of wrinkles and acne
Tomatoes keeps your face glowing without any signs of wrinkles and acne

The benefits of tomatoes in skin treatment

We all give maximum importance when it comes to our skin. Glowing and clean skin is everyone's choice.Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, anti oxidants and other vital nutrients which helps in keeping our skin healthy. You can try these home remedies mentioned in the this section to keep your skin soft, spotless, glowing and wrinkle free.

Treats acne- As we know, tomatoes are rich in antioxidants which helps in cleansing of free radicals and other toxins. Free radicals are one of the reasons for the growth of acne. Use tomato pulp on the affected area on your face. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Regular use can treat acne problem.

Removes wrinkles- Take a fresh tomato and take out the juice out of it. Add 3-4 drops of lime juice in it. Mix it thoroughly and then apply it over your face. Leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with mild warm water. It surely helps in removing the signs of aging.

Cleansing agent- Tomato and avocado mask is a great cleansing agent. Take a fresh tomato and take out the juice, then add some avocado paste into it. Mix it thoroughly and apply it over your face. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water. It cleans the skin of dead cells and other impurities and also keeps the skin soft and glowing.

Helps in reducing irritation and cools the skin- Tomato and yogurt mask is best to reduce skin irritation and blemishes. Tomatoes keeps the skin cool by neutralizing it and yogurt keeps it soft with protein boost. Take out the juice of a fresh tomato and add two teaspoonful of unsweetened yogurt. Mix it thoroughly and apply it over your face. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water.

Treats sunburn- Tomatoes are also beneficial in curing sunburn. Take two tablespoonful of tomato juice and three tablespoonful of buttermilk. Make a paste and apply it over the affected area. Leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with mild warm water.

Keeps glowing skin- Tomato juice if mixed with honey is great home remedy to keep your face glowing and healthy. Take two teaspoonful of lemon juice and one teaspoonful of honey, mix them to make a paste. Apply this paste over your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it with lukewarm water. Do this twice in a week to get better results.

Extracts excess oil- Tomatoes are natural astringent. Take a fresh tomato and squeeze out the juice. Now mix the juice of one cucumber into the tomato juice and then apply it over your face preferably with a cotton ball. It extracts excess oil and thus controls pigmentation and acne problem.

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      Juan 2 years ago

      Before you take any acne treatment, make sure you know the root cause of the acne. You might end up´╗┐ spnneidg a lot of money on the wrong solutions. Often, taking the wrong treatment only aggravates the acne.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Interesting and now looking forward to many more/

      Eiddwen.