5 Beauty Secrets of Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are a great addition to a regular beauty routine especially if you are a Nigerian woman looking for an affordable beauty treatment that will suit your kin. The natural tomato is the perfect ingredient for the most simple face masks, as the nourishing properties of vitamins  A and C will enhance your skin surface, leaving it clear and radiant. It turns out that tomatoes Contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that work wonders when you slice them up  and put on your hair or face. Lycopene, the carotenoid that gives the tomatoes its red colour is key in reversing signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Here are five amazing uses of tomatoes

1. Cleanse and tone skin

Tomato works well as a skin cleanser and toner. Mash one tomato and one avocado into a facial mask, smooth onto your skin and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. The tomato deep cleans the dirt and debris, while the avocado restores moisture. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat face dry.

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2. Treat acne and removes blackheads

A tomato’s acidity is powerful enough to clear up pimples and blemishes. Simply apply the pulp to the affected area for up to 30 minutes each day, and then rinse off. Do this consistently over two weeks and you will begin to notice fewer breakouts.

3. Add shine to a dull complexion

Want glowing skin? No big deal when you’ve got tomato juice. Just add a bit of honey until you’ve created a thick paste, rub the gooey mask  while it does is thing and then wash off.

4. Condition dry hair and relieve an itchy scalp

Once you’ve shampooed your hair, pour tomato juice onto your strands and leave for five minutes, the homemade conditioner will not only remove build-ups, but it will hydrate parched locks. Rinse with cold water.

5. Remedy sunburn

Were you out in the sun for too long? Soothe your skin by rubbing a cool blend of tomato and yoghurt.

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From the following illustrations, we can see that other than being a vegetable for consumption, tomato also has its beauty benefits, which are quite rewarding for the everyday woman.

 

 

 

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