Stylecraze have sent me this face mask recipe to share with my readers and it has Skin Scrubs written all over it because it contains tomato! I can’t live without the fruit that is usually accused of being a vegetable and I’ve always wondered if they would work for face masks…
All of us long for glowing, healthy and beautiful skin. However, with the pollution around us and work-related stress, we are unable to devote sufficient time to skin care and the result – dull, tired, patchy, blemished skin, acne and pimples, spots and much more. Glowing skin is also an indicator of your internal health so:
- Ditch the junk food
- Eat green leafy vegetables and citrus fruits
- Snack on almonds and walnuts
- Drink enough water to stay hydrated
- Try for 30 minutes exercise a day
- Get your 7 – 8 hours of beauty sleep
If you can just spare 20-25 minutes for pampering your skin with some of the best natural ingredients which you might already be having at home, you’ll see great results over time.
Simple homemade recipe for glowing skin
Yogurt (preferably homemade)
How to Prepare:
Wash the tomato in running water so that any dirt on the outer skin may be washed away. Cut the tomato into two halves and squeeze out its juice into a bowl. Add 1 teaspoon each of oatmeal and the yogurt to this freshly squeezed tomato juice.
If you find it becoming too thick, a little rose water or even plain water may be added to get the desired consistency. If you have very dry skin, you may add 1 teaspoon of honey to this.
Cleanse your face thoroughly, pat dry and apply this just like a face mask, spreading it out and let it remain for 20-25 minutes. Rinse off with water, pat dry and follow up with your moisturiser.
How this works:
Tomato is a wonderful natural astringent; it helps in shrinking open pores, works to remove excess oil and controls acne and its natural acids help to lighten the skin tone. Yogurt will act as mild bleach, nourish your skin and make it supple as well as help to keep blemishes at bay. Oatmeal, one of the best natural exfoliants for the skin, helps to gently scrub away those impurities from the skin completing one of the important steps needed for glowing skin – weekly exfoliation!