Why rely on expensive salon treatments or beauty products when you can get the same results at a fraction of the cost? How, you might ask? By checking what’s inside your fridge.
The ordinary tomato is a treasure trove of beauty ingredients just waiting to be tapped.
Tomato with Orange Lentil and Aloe Vera
Tomato contains astringent properties which tone and whitens the skin, orange lentil clears excess oil from the skin and aloe vera hydrates the skin.
Soak orange lentil overnight and blend it to a fine paste in the morning. Or alternatively, you can use store brought orange lentil powder.
Scoop out the gel from aloe vera.
Grate 1/2 tomato to a smooth paste.
Mix orange lentil (powder or paste), aloe vera gel and tomato pulp and stir together.
Apply this paste over the dark skin.
Let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
Continue using this method 3 times a week to achieve the results.
For added benefits add little coconut oil to the mixture.
Tomato Skin Whitening Peel
This peel will remove accumulate dead skin, absorb oil and lighten the skin.
Blend 1 raw tomato to smooth paste.
Boil gelatin in 1/2 cup water for few minutes.
Add tomato paste to the gelatin, turn of the heat and let it cool down.
Add 2 tablespoons manuka honey to it and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Cleanse the skin area you want to apply the mixture.
Spread an even layer over the skin and let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes.
Gently peel of the mixture in upwards direction.
Wash your face with cold water and pat dry.
Tips to Remember For Skin Whitening:
Always use fresh tomato juice instead of bottled ones.
Always use ripe tomatoes instead of green or sun dried tomatoes.
Reduce intake of tomatoes if you having stones in kidneys.
Don’t apply tomato juice if you have cuts, bruises, and rashes on the skin.
Use sunscreen lotion before going out in the sun.
Avoid stress, be hydrated and exercise regularly.
If you did not observe any change in the color, then it is advised to consult a dermatologist.
Perform a test on the arm before applying to delicate areas.
Avoid using soaps, lotions, creams or gels with harsh chemicals like paraben, lauryl sulphate, and others.
Tomato with Olive Oil
Mix 4 tablespoons tomato juice and 1 teaspoon olive oil.
Apply this mixture over the skin and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Rinse it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
To achieve quick results, repeat this process 3 times a week.
11. Tomato with Potato
Mix 2 tablespoons each of tomato and potato juice.
Apply this mixture over the skin.
Let it rest for 15 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
Or Add 1 teaspoon honey to the mixture and follow the same process.
Repeat this process daily.