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Which Fruit Makes Your Skin Look Fabulous?

Which Fruit Makes Your Skin Look Fabulous?

Homegrown tomatoes don’t just taste like heaven, they make you look and feel great, too.

Tomatoes contain the vitamins A, C and K, and the antioxidant lycopene, which help skin in several ways. Together, they:

  • Boost cell protection against harmful ultra violet rays from the sun, which prevents wrinkling and other signs of premature aging.
  • Aid cell regrowth, improving skin’s look and texture.
  • Help produce collagen, which makes skin glow and look fuller.

So, if your garden has produced tons of tomatoes, use some in salads, but reserve others to help you look and feel your best. Here’s how to use tomatoes to fix the following skin problems:

Treat acne: Vitamin A in tomatoes boosts skin cell turnover and helps treat pimples and acne. You can wash your face with a quartered or pureed tomato. Or, dab pimples with a little tomato juice, let it sit for five minutes, then remove with a clean cloth.

Shrink pores: Tomatoes are natural skin toners. Reduce pore size by squeezing the juice from of a fresh tomato, and applying it in a circular motion to your face with a cotton ball. Let sit for five minutes and rinse.

Dry oily skin: Tomatoes are a natural astringent that combats face oil. Make a mask of crushed tomato and crushed cucumber (cucumber is so refreshing), and apply to clean skin. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse. If you’ve got combination skin, mix tomato with avocado into a mask.

Soothe burns: Got a sunburn? Mix a crushed tomato with two tablespoons of plain yogurt. Apply the balm on burned faces, hands and feet. Let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse.

Promote gorgeous glow: Mix tomato juice with honey to form a thick paste. Apply the mask to your face and neck, let it sit for 20 minutes, and then wash it off. Your skin will have a fresh, young look.

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Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Lisa Kaplan Gordon, creator of frugalgarden.com, is an award-winning journalist, avid gardener and fly-fisher. She lives in Northern Virginia on a half acre that always needs weeding. Please visit her on Twitter (@kaplan_lisa) and Facebook (Lisa Kaplan Gordon)

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9:10AM PDT on Oct 22, 2014

eat the tomatoes!

1:03AM PDT on Sep 28, 2014

thank you

7:55AM PDT on Sep 24, 2014

thx

2:24AM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

Thank you :)

3:55AM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

I love tomatoes! I have developed an allergy to them though. Not sure I could use them on my skin.

5:36AM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

Interesting article

10:49PM PDT on Sep 6, 2014

Thank you for info.

10:48PM PDT on Sep 6, 2014

Thank you for info.

1:25PM PDT on Sep 5, 2014

Thanks for the info

3:48AM PDT on Sep 5, 2014

Great article - will try at least a couple of these! Thanks for posting!

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