Hello dear people… ❤️❤️❤️
Welcome to the second post in the series, ‘Beauty Benefits of Common Fruits and Vegetables.‘ 🙂
Since we started this series with the most commonly eaten vegetable, i.e., potatoes… It would only make sense if the next post in this series is about the most commonly eaten fruit!
And well, what can it be? Any guesses?
Tomatoes, of course. 😀
(Well, technically a tomato is a fruit! So….. Sorry if you were expecting bananas! XP )
Today, we will be taking a look at how other than being an essential ingredient in most curries and sauces, tomatoes can also work like a magic ingredient for our skin and hair! So, let’s begin… ❤️
BEAUTY BENEFITS OF TOMATO
◾Tomatoes are power-packed with a lot of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Regular consumption of fresh tomato juice can boost digestion, detoxify the body, fight free radicals and in turn, keep the skin and hair healthy.
◾Tomatoes have astringent properties; topical application of tomato juice reduces oiliness and helps unclog and shrink large pores.
◾Tomatoes have anti-inflammatory properties and contain salicylic acid (a key ingredient in many anti-acne products) and thus, can help prevent/reduce acne and blackheads /whiteheads.
◾Tomatoes have mild bleaching properties which can help brighten the skin, lighten tan and fade away dark spots, acne scars and blemishes.
◾Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C which helps boost the production of collagen and improves skin elasticity.
◾Tomatoes also contain B-vitamins. These vitamins have anti-ageing properties and can prevent premature ageing/reduce signs of ageing.
◾Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, tomatoes can help soothe/reduce the redness and inflammation caused due to sunburns.
◾Applying tomato juice/pulp to scalp and hair can remove excess oil, reduce itching and help fight dandruff and bad odour.
◾Tomatoes contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which prevent hair from oxidative damage, nourish the hair and scalp, strengthen hair and boost hair growth.
◾Tomatoes also help condition the hair and make it smooth and shiny.
◾Applying tomato juice to hair and scalp is said to reduce the chlorine damage caused due to swimming in chlorine-treated pool water.
[Caution: If you have sensitive skin, please do a patch test before use. Do not use if you are allergic to tomatoes.]
SIMPLE DIY RECIPES:
- Hassle-Free Tomato Mask: Take 1 ripe tomato and cut it in half. Gently rub the halves on your face and neck for a few minutes. Leave it on for 15 mins. Then wash off with lukewarm water.
[Can be used Daily]
- Two-Ingredient Skin Brightening Mask: Take 1 small-sized ripe tomato and blend it into a puree. Add 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix well. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it on for 15 mins. Then wash off with cold water.
[Can be used Daily]
- Two-Ingredient Hair Conditioning Mask: Take 2 medium-sized ripe tomatoes (or more, depending on your hair length) and blend it into a puree. Add 2-3 tbsp of honey and mix well. Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for 25-30 mins. Rinse it off with cold water.
[Can be used Weekly]
◾You can also mix tomato juice/pulp with other commonly used beauty DIY ingredients like potato juice, aloe vera gel, cucumber juice, fuller’s earth, eggs, olive oil, etc., to create your own custom skin/hair masks!
That’s all for today! ❤️
I hope you found the post helpful…
Is there any common fruit or vegetable that you would like me to include in this series? Let me know in the comments below… 🙂
I’ve used tomato for skin by making a pulp of it but never knew it can also be used for hair. I am going to try as I’ve a very oily scalp and I was looking for an easy homemade solution as no porduct has helped me so far. Thanks for this.
So many benefits of using tomatoes externally!! I’ve often used tomatoes for cleansing my pores. Also whenever I have some dandruff, which makes my scalp itch like crazy and when I then apply it to my hair, it is so soothing and the itching stops completely.
I Have often have used a tomato as a face pack but never tried the tomato hair pack, gonna try it soon now. Thanks for sharing
Wow, I have another reason to buy and consume a lot of tomatoes now. I love tomatoes and often eat them raw. I have applied for my skin too, but I never knew that tomatoes benefit our hair and scalp too. I am glad that I came across your post. Look forward to your series!
thats good to know but my daughter will strangle me if I use tomatoes for anything other than eating. she loves them and eats one every single day.
this is such an informative post on skincare. i use tomato regularly. its great for sunburn and pigmentation.
Oh my …I’m a huge tomatoes eater and love it on ny food. But all these other aspects ..wow this is a mind blowing eye opener. Amazing research and article
Yes there are lots of beauty benefits of tomato. Tomatoes help reduce open pores and blackheads too. There are so many benefits I hardly knew which you shared above. Thanks for sharing
Tomato is great for skincare . I do use tomato puree as face mask .it is also great in removing tanning.
I was not aware of so many skin care benefits of tomato. Just used it as a means of instant tan removal.
Wow! I had no idea that tomatoes have great skin benefits as well. Thank you for sharing these benefits.
Great post … I am using tomato on face as one of my friend suggested it to remove sun tanning. Your post made me so inform regarding other skin benefits of tomatoes.
Tomatoes looks great to reduce excess sebum on the skin’s surface preventing oil build up. It seems best to reduce the chances of blackheads and whiteheads. Great thoughts.
I’m loving your articles about the kitchen staples using in our daily beauty routine. You have shared some interesting DIYs here. Would definitely try them.
Have known about the great health benefits of tomatoes as a food, but these are some really nice uses of Tomatoes, for beauty treatment.
I knew that tomato has many benefits but these are like huge. Will try it as hair mask. Face mask one is also good choice
Never knew so many benefits of tomato .
All I used to do is rub half of the tomato on my face whenever I come back home from the scorching heat afternoon to remove tan.
Would love to see skin and hair benefits of Coffee. Hope you will make blog on the same.
Glad to know about so many useful benefits of easily available tomatoes.
Tomato has really many benefits. This post is really very informative post about tomatoes
Thats a great list of goodness of Tomatoes, thanks for the detailed post and listing each point in detail.
There are lots of benefits or tomato and that is true.. great article dear.. keep writing more..
You have shared such in-depth information on the benefits of tomatoes, I wasn’t aware of it.
Such amazing benefits of tomatoes fir skin care.. didnt kniw much but im glad to learn & now im definitely going to try these DIY’s as well.
How interesting Mrinal, I never knew about these beauty benefits of tomatoes. A really wonderful post!
Wow these are amazing benefits ya. Thanks for sharing.
What about some benefits of walnuts?
Wow I didnt know tomatoes had so many benefits. And I had never imagined using it as a beautiful treatment product. This post is so cool, I will try some of them at home over the weekend.
This is amazing. I actually used to run the skin of the tomato onto my cheeks whilst in the kitchen working . Happy to read more about the useful tomato.
We love tomato at our home and add it to almost every dish. I wasn’t aware of the beauty tricks and will surely try them at home. Thanks a lot for this informative post.
Tomato masks are totally in vogue right now. I love tomatoes and find them very good for my skin type ?
Wow, today I learnt that Tomato is not just for taste and health but for beauty too.
Really interesting post.
Wow, very nice and informative. I know that tomatoes are very useful for our skin but so many benifits ?i will be definitely try ?
Woww these are quite the benefits of tomato. Never knew. Seems like I need to pick one and start using. Quite informative
I have know skin benefits of tomatoes but not so many. Your post is so much in detail, i will try few tips shared by you.