What if I told you there was a way to brighten sun-damaged skin… using an ingredient you put in your salad?
I know it sounds strange… but tomatoes actually contain some major “sun-fighting” benefits.
You see, tomatoes are naturally rich in lycopene — a potent antioxidant that is proven to protect your skin from the aging effects of sun exposure.1
In fact, this nutrient is so powerful that it can actually brighten your complexion and reduce the look of discoloration…
Leaving your skin softer, smoother, and more radiant.
So I want to tell you about one of my favorite ways to harness all of these skin-brightening benefits right at home.
It’s an easy-to-make face mask that helps reduce signs of sun-damaged skin, and gives your complexion an instant glow.
I call it my “brightness-boosting summer facial” — and it’s made from three all-natural skin nourishers:
- Fresh tomato juice to naturally brighten skin and even out skin tone
- Raw honey to restore hydration and soften skin texture
- Coconut milk to promote skin elasticity and prevent new wrinkles from forming
Here’s How It’s Done:
- Combine 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 1 tablespoon of coconut milk in a small bowl.
- Cut a whole tomato in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into your bowl. Stir well.
- Apply a thin, even layer all over your face. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes.
- Use a warm washcloth to remove the mask, then pat dry with a clean towel. Follow with a rich moisturizer to lock in hydration.
I recommend using this mask once every few weeks to really “rev up” your summer skincare routine — and follow up with Dark Spot Corrector to protect your skin against future sun damage.
(It’s uniquely formulated to drastically reduce the appearance of age spots — and tomato extract is one of its top “spot-busting” ingredients!)
Reasons to Try This DIY Face Mask for Glowing Skin
The ingredients found in this DIY face mask for glowing skin deliver substantial benefits. For example, the lycopene found in tomatoes (the substance that gives a tomato its color) can help the skin heal from a sunburn. In one study, people who consumed a tomato drink each day for three months saw nearly a 50 percent decrease in sunburn-related symptoms.2
Honey is packed with proteins, vitamins, minerals and more — and all of them can help make your skin healthier. This sweet substance has been used for centuries as a skin care agent. It not only has antimicrobial properties, it also helps reduce wrinkles and keeps the skin looking young. In fact, honey is found in many types of cosmetic products, including creams, lotions, and ointments.3
Finally, the coconut in your new DIY face mask for glowing skin has also been shown to provide substantial benefits. One study found that coconut oil is effective in relieving dry, scaly, itchy skin. According to the result, coconut oil is just as effective as mineral oil in terms of moisturizing skin.4
So go ahead and give this DIY face mask for glowing skin a try — I really think you’ll LOVE how much brighter, younger, and more radiant your skin will look.
Article updated: March 27, 2018
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