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Beauty Tried and True: Part 2
January 4, 2010, 9:31 pm
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Remember our aspirin mask?  Well, time to tackle some  new problems- environmental damage and aging. 

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You may have heard of Lycopene, which has been shown to reduce risks for cancer, diabetes and heart disease when you eat tomatoes.  But did you know you could save the top of the tomato for a special facial treat?  Tomatoes are rich in anti-oxidants so they counter the aging effects on the skin by cutting out the number of free radicals, and they also help moisturize dry, winter skin.  Here’s how.

What you need:

1 ripe organic tomato (just the top with the stem)
1 tablespoon of fine granulated sugar

How to do it:

1. Sprinkle the tablespoon of sugar over the pulpy side of the sliced tomato top, or put the sugar in a dish and dip the tomato until evenly coated.
2. Take the sugary tomato and begin to rub it in a circular motion on your face. Take advantage of the firm flexibility of the tomato to scrub all those hard to isolate nooks by your nose and eyes.
3. After you’re completely red-faced, allow the tomato/sugar residue to penetrate the skin for ten minutes.
4. Rinse your face with cool water and pat dry with a towel. 

After using this my face was a hot mess of red, but once I let my face cool down my skin was so soft and it felt super moisturized.  I didn’t see any immediate effects, but this mask is for environmental damage and aging, and those are results you are not going to see instantaneously.   I think I’ll keep trying it, but I would really recommend doing this right before you plan to shower because little seeds and juice were dripping off my face.

Do you have any at home masks to share?

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I have to say that it is very funny for me to think about Sean in the next room yelling at the football game while you spread sugary tomato all over your face 🙂

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