Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tomatoes Help Shrink Large Pores

I have combination skin and the pores at times tend to get big and this lets in dirt and this may lead to infecting the pores if they get to large, so I make sure to always cleanse my skin and look for more homemade remedies to help out.

I came across a couple and the one that caught my eye was from The Times Of India

Cleanse skin with a tomato-and-avocado mask 
Good enough to eat, a tomato-and-avocado mask is great for combination skin (oily, normal, and dry) because it combines the astringent, blackhead- and oil-reducing benefits of tomatoes with the antiseptic and moisturizing properties of avocados. This super-rich mask also contains vitamin A, C and E, all of which are essential for healthy skin. To make this soothing mask, mash tomato and avocado together in a bowl. Mix well and smooth on your face. Rinse after 20 to 30 minutes with lukewarm water.

It is great idea to eat tomatoes as long as you are not allergic to them, as they have lycopene, which is an antioxidant and works as a sunscreen from within. Researchers at the University of Dusseldorf (Germany) observed subjects who consumed tomato paste for a minimum of 10 weeks. Absorption of UV rays was 40% lower than subjects in the control group, showing lycopene in tomatoes works as a natural sunscreen and provide protection against UV rays. You can find more tomato facts on this page Tomato Facts and I found them all to be very informative
Do you have any homemade tomato skin trements?
Research:Tomato facts, The Times Of  India


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