As we reach the end of summer you may find that your skin is looking a little bit dull and dingy! The combination of hot, humid weather & rich sunscreens can cause your skin to become congested and prone to breakouts. My simple Skin Brightening Tomato Treatment will help gently smooth, soothe and brighten your skin. Tomatoes do make a wonderful treatment for acne prone skin as they are not only rich in Vitamin A & C but also have a gentle astringent action and can really help reduce the build of of sebum, dirt and other ickyness that clog up pores. Add just a dash of Lemon to help brighten and tighten skin and you have the perfect treatment to banish blemishes and boost radiance.
Skin Brightening Tomato Treatment
2 medium sized Tomatoes
oval cotton pads
Slice the tomatoes in half and scoop out all the middle (pulp, seeds and all!) directly into a bowl. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Then with a dinky little hand blender blitz for a few seconds until completely liquidized.
Pop about 6 of your cotton pads into the bowl and let them soak up the liquid. Then take the cotton pads and starting at the base of your neck, gently press the pads into your freshly cleansed skin. Work upwards and ensure that all your skin has been drenched with this soothing mixture. Leave on your skin for up to 10 minutes, then rinse away with tepid water. For super radiance boosting follow with my Pure Facial Oil.
This is a fabulous treatment to help brighten and zing up your skin. It's particularly effective at banishing ashy skin and boosting radiance. It also works wonders at unclogging horrid pores and clarifying skin prone to congestion & breakouts. Yogurt is a terrific natural skincare ingredient as it's chock full of gorgeous lactic acid which not only acts as a gentle exfoliant but also has a gentle bleaching action making it rather fab at brightening dull skin. Plain old white sugar is also perfect for skin as its not just rich in glycolic acid (just like lactic acid, this is a natural alpha hydroxy acid) to gently banish those horrid dead skin cells but its gentle enough not to tear or damage skin.
Here's What You Need
a teeny little bowl
3 tbsp of natural yogurt
2 tsp of granulated sugar
(nothing fancy just the regular stuff)
Step One - Mix together the yogurt & sugar in a small bowl.
Step Two - Gently massage the mixture into freshly cleansed skin. Massage into the skin on your face and neck with a gentle circular action. Always use a gentle pressure, you want to exfoliate not irritate! Do make sure that you pay particular attention to your chin, nose and jawline (or anywhere where you suffer congested skin). As you massage the mixture into your skin you will notice that the sugar will gently dissolve. Once the mixture has turned smooth, gently rinse off with tepid water.