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Video: How To Use Tomatoes In Cosmetics: Balms, Masks, Gels
The use of tomatoes for skin care enriches it with essential vitamins A, B, C; organic acids of tomatoes make the skin softer, more elastic, refresh and cleanse well, tighten the pores, and help the rapid regeneration of cells.
Protective and nourishing hand cream with tomato. The mashed tomato pulp (without skin and seeds) is thoroughly mixed with any nourishing cream and several times applied to the skin of the hands before working in the garden. Tomato has strong antiseptic and nutritional properties. The cream is stored in the refrigerator.
Purifying and anti-inflammatory mask for problem skin. The pulp of fresh tomatoes without seeds is applied to the previously cleansed skin of the face and neck (or napkins soaked in juice with pulp are applied), avoiding the area around the eyes, for 20 minutes. Wash off the mask with warm, then cold water. Used for the prevention and treatment of rosacea, as well as for skin whitening. Practice daily or every other day, in courses of 20 masks.
Whitening tomato mask. Rub the skin with age spots, freckles with a tomato slice and keep the mask for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with warm, then cold water and apply a moisturizing (or oily) cream.
Tomato mask for inflamed skin. The tomato is rubbed through a fine plastic grater, separated from the seeds. 1 teaspoon of oatmeal flour and 1 teaspoon of sour milk are added to the gruel, the mixture is thoroughly rubbed and applied to cleansed skin, avoiding the eye area. Withstand 15-20 minutes, wash off with warm, then cold water.
Tomato compress to stimulate hair growth. 2-3 ripe tomatoes are crushed in a mixer, slightly heated and applied to the scalp. They put on a shower cap or wrap the head with a film, on top with a warm towel. Withstand the compress for at least 1 hour, wash off with warm water. Repeat weekly for a month, after a break of two weeks, if necessary, resume procedures.
Fortifying vitamin hair balm. Pass through a juicer 200 g of spinach and fresh cabbage. Add 2 tablespoons of tomato juice and 20 g of vegetable oil to the resulting juice, beat thoroughly. The balm is rubbed into the scalp with massaging movements, and then comb the hair with a comb with large teeth, distributing the balm along the entire length of the hair. After two hours, wash your hair with a shampoo suitable for the type of hair.
Tomato and strawberry applications to eliminate double chin and neck wrinkles. Prepare two gauze bandages in several layers and about 2 cm wide. The middle part of the bandage is moistened in tomato juice and tied tightly to the most convex part of the chin, and kept for 30 minutes. The bandage is removed, the skin is lubricated with a fat cream and a bandage soaked in chilled strawberry juice is applied for 20 minutes. Applications are carried out every other day so as not to dry out the skin of the chin.
Potato and tomato baths for the treatment of cracks in the skin of the legs. Several peeled potatoes are boiled, kneaded with a crush, diluted with potato broth to the consistency of a liquid porridge. Add 2-3 tablespoons of tomato juice to hot mashed potatoes, stir well and cool to a comfortable temperature, then lower legs into this mixture and hold for 15-20 minutes. After the bath, rinse your feet with warm water and wipe dry, and finally apply a foot cream.
Healing baths with tomato and calendula. Prepare a decoction of calendula from 2 tablespoons of flowers in 400 ml of water, bring the mixture to a boil, cover and leave for 20 minutes. 4-5 tomatoes are scalded with boiling water, peeled and rubbed through a grater. Add 50 ml of calendula broth to the tomato mixture, mix well and immerse the hands in it for 15-20 minutes. Vitamin and anti-inflammatory mixture heals cracks, softens and whitens skin after gardening. Cracked feet are treated in the same way. After the bath, hands and feet are rinsed with warm, then cold water, hand cream is applied.
Protective hand lotion before gardening. Mix 50 ml of tomato juice with a teaspoon of vegetable oil, shake well and apply several times before working with soil and plants. Keep refrigerated.
"Tomato ambulance". Tomato has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Its juice can disinfect bleeding wounds received in the process of gardening. After processing with tomato juice, the wounds are lubricated with zucchini or squash juice, which has astringent properties. It forms a thin film that will close the infection's access to the wound.
Nourishing tomato cream for all skin types. Juice from half a tomato, 1 dessert spoon of lanolin, 1 dessert spoon of oatmeal or flakes, ground to a powdery consistency. The lanolin is heated in a water bath until dissolved, oat flour is added and mixed thoroughly, then tomato juice is added dropwise, continuing to whisk the mixture. The resulting cream is applied to cleansed skin of the face and neck at night. Store in the refrigerator.
A nourishing, moisturizing and toning mask for dry, aging skin. Fresh juice with pulp, mixed with a pinch of starch, is applied to the face and neck with napkins, and kept for 20 minutes. The mask is removed, the skin is wiped with cool milk.
Mask for normal skin care. Dilute 200 ml of oatmeal with warm milk until a thick gruel is obtained, add 1 tablespoon of tomato juice and stir well. The mask is applied to the face and neck, kept for 15 minutes, removed with a cotton swab dipped in warm milk. The mask perfectly cleanses, nourishes and moisturizes the skin, giving it a fresh look.
Nourishing and pore-tightening tomato mask for oily and combination skin. Two medium-sized tomatoes, washed and dried, are cut into flat slices and, lying down, are applied to a previously cleansed face. Stand for 20 minutes, remove the slices and wash with cool water.
Nourishing and toning tomato juice mask for combination skin. The previously cleansed skin of the face and neck is wiped with tomato slices or squeezed tomato juice. When the juice dries on the skin, repeat the procedure again 1-2 times. At the end, wash off the mask with cool boiled water.
Tomato lifting mask for oily and combination skin. Beat the protein of one fresh egg, add 1 teaspoon of tomato juice, rub thoroughly and apply to cleansed skin of the face and neck. Withstand 20 minutes, wash off with warm and then cold water.
A nourishing mask for hands and feet. They take carrot and tomato juice in equal volumes, add starch for easy thickening and rub this mixture into the skin of the hands and feet, while massaging them. Soak for 20 minutes and wash off with warm, then cold water.
Tomato body rub. The skin of the whole body needs careful and constant care. In summer and autumn, with an abundance of vegetables and fruits, this is not difficult. In winter, you can use canned tomato juice. After a shower or bath, a swab dipped in tomato juice is used to wipe the entire body from top to bottom. After 3-4 minutes, wash off the juice with warm water. The skin, nourished with vitamins A, C, potassium salts and many bioactive substances of tomato, becomes soft and silky.
Honey and tomato body mask. Prepare a gruel of four tomatoes, dissolve 2 tablespoons of honey in it and stir well. After a hot shower, rub the mixture into the skin of the whole body. The mask has a nourishing, moisturizing, exfoliating effect, and also tightens pores, therefore it is useful for people with increased perspiration. Wash off the mask with warm, then cool water.
Natural body peeling with a drying effect. Take 50 g of tomatoes, currants and cherries (pitted), grind into gruel in a mixer or a crush. Add 4 tablespoons of table salt, stir well and apply the mixture to the body, rubbing it into the skin with a terry glove with gentle massaging movements. Pay attention to the area of the hands, elbows, knees, feet. After a pleasant procedure, wash off the mixture with warm, then cool water.