A blemish is a minor skin imperfection like big pores, marks, dark spots or pigmentation and is not as severe as acne. However, blemishes come in way of your skin looking smooth and perfect. Make up can help you cover up blemishes, but when you can clear them up with some natural home remedies, why even resort to heavy duty make up? Tomato juice contains lycopene which is one of the most powerful antioxidants. It helps protect skin from UV rays and also keeps the skin renewed and youthful.
To treat large pores
Mix half a cup of tomato juice with the juice of half a lime. Wash your face with a mild cleanser and then rub this mixture on the damp face, working in circular motions. It not only clears out dirt and grime from your pores but also shrinks them in size. Use twice a week for best results.
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For treating sunburn
If you are not careful about applying sunscreen and are out in the sun much, then you can get severe sunburn. The sunburn can be treated by applying tomato juice on the skin. Blend one ripe tomato in the mixer and use a sponge or a brush to apply the tomato juice on your cleansed face. This cools the skin and reduces the irritation from sunburns. Let it sit until it dries out. Wash it off with warm water. You can even mix in some yoghurt into the juice to increase the cooling effect on the skin.
For treating Acne
The vitamins A and K in tomato are also contents of many acne relieving treatments. Also, the acidity in the juice helps retard acne. Rather than using OTC products, you can apply tomato juice mixed with a pinch of turmeric which will give the mixture anti-bacterial properties. Leave it on the skin for 15 minutes and wash it off. If you have mild acne, you can take the easy way out and simply sleep with some tomato slices all over your face for half hour.
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For treating pigmentation
Tomato juice has skin lightening effects due to the natural acids in it. Make a paste with sandalwood powder and tomato pulp and apply it on the skin. Leave the mask on until it dries out. Wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry. Using this mask regularly helps in lightening the skin and getting rid of blemishes.
Reducing the oiliness in the skin
Most of the times, our skin looks dull and lifeless because of the natural oil that is secreted in the skin. Tomato juice helps in reducing the oiliness of the skin, thereby making it appear bright. You can either apply tomato juice as is or mix it with equal parts of cucumber juice and wash your face. This will reduce the oiliness of the skin and make it bright.
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You are what you eat
The easiest way to get all the goodness from this fruit (yes, fruit) is to regularly consume it in your diet. If you are too lazy to make juice, simply add raw tomatoes into your diet and get your skin glowing.