It's red, it's plump, it's all-natural, and you either hate it or love it... there is usually no in-between. What you may not know is that it can do some wondrous things for you and costs less than a dollar!
What I'm going to share with you today many do not know. It's one of the best things for the skin and yet a skin ally that is so often over looked it is actually surprising to me.
I'm not sure why this isn't more well known, but today you will know it... the magical skin saving properties of the humble tomato.
You have probably heard how powerful tomatoes are for preventing cancer, especially prostrate cancer in men. Countries where the intake of tomato products is high, have the lowest incidences of skin and prostrate cancer.
Did you also know that having them in the diet also helps increase your skins own protection abilities?
The nutrient lycopene in tomato has been shown to contribute a great deal in protecting the skin against the harmful ultra violet rays, therefore helping to protect you from getting sunburns.
That is exciting enough on its own, but there is more. Used on the skin, particularly acne or oily prone skin, it can actually reduce the amount of oil your skin produces.
The mild fruit acid tomatoes contain can help even out skin tone, reduce excess oil, and fight against dull skin and acne breakouts. Skin problems I obviously get asked about every day.
What I really love about them is that using them this way improves how your skin behaves with other naturally-based products. All of these benefits make the tomato one of the best skin care weapons you can have in your arsenal!
Here is a great tomato facial from my all-natural skin care recipes:
Step 1: Wash A Ripe Organic Tomato.
Using organic will ensure there are no pesticides or other chemicals going onto the skin. Chemicals and pesticides can actually cause more irritation and problems.
If the tomato is to wet, strain off the excess juice. You want it almost as a paste. The fleshier varieties are better for this use.
Step 2: Mash Up The Tomato and Apply The Pulp To Your Face.
Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Step 3. Allow The Skin To Air Dry.
Follow up with a naturally-based moisturizer or a drop or two of olive oil.
You will find that the antiseptic nature of tomatoes will help reduce sebum production. It will also kill bacteria and help prevent infections from occurring down in your pores.
The vitamins and minerals tomatoes contain can speed up healing and relieve your rashes.
Adding tomatoes to your diet is a great move for your health. Now, you know that by applying them to the skin you can get some amazing benefits from this very inexpensive but powerful skin ally!
Wishing you a healthy and joyous day,
The Hardest Working Guy In Skin Care
"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."