Today, I am going to share with you an easy DIY homemade exfoliating facial scrub using only two ingredients – tomato & sugar.
I don’t need to tell you why an exfoliating facial scrub is an important part of any skin care regime.
I always think of the natural ingredients lying in my kitchen cupboards when it’s time for a relaxing facial. I focus on the natural ingredients that are more beneficial to the skin. This way I have my own diy spa like facials and treatments at home , which only cost a fraction of salon prices. How cool is that?
Benefits of Tomato & Sugar In a Face Scrub
Sugar and tomato are an ideal combination for making a very effective facial scrub to exfoliate your face at home.
Sugar does the main scrubbing part – getting rid of the dead skin cells & generating new, fresh ones. Moreover, sugar contains AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), which provides a renewing effect on the skin.
Tomato contains a powerful antioxidant known as lycopene. The tomato when applied to your face, its goodness is easily absorbed through the skin.
When tomato is mashed into pulp, more lycopene (potent antioxidant) is released and the new fresh skin absorbs this antioxidant faster, exterminating free radicals that can otherwise harm your skin.
Tomato and sugar together make for an effective exfoliating scrub that removes the outer dead skin layer, revealing the smoother layer from underneath.
With regular use, this natural facial scrub will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead, and around the eyes & mouth, which begin occurring in 30s or earlier in some cases.
While restoring a smooth complexion, this scrub will also brighten your skin.
How To Make DIY Tomato and Sugar Facial Scrub
You will need:
(a) Tomato: 1 medium to large size (ripen, preferably with green stalk intact)
(b) Sugar: 2-3 teaspoon, finely granulated
(i) Remove all makeup & cleanse/wash your face. Wear a headband to keep the hair away from your face.
(ii) Dampen your skin. This step is optional because tomato will release its own juice while scrubbing – so you can use this scrub without moistening your skin.
(iii) Cut the top off the tomato. You will be using the top as a scrubber pad. So, make sure not to cut the top too thinly. (Alternatively, you can cut the tomato in two halves and use them).
(iv) Put the sugar on a plate, and spread it a little bit using the back of a spoon.
(v) Dip the tomato top in the sugar. Twist it around slightly to get an even coating of the sugar.
(vi) Starting from the forehead, gently rub the sugar-coated tomato in small circular motions for a natural exfoliating effect.
Avoiding under the eye area & eyelids, move down to around the outer eye area and then further down onto the face, nose, mouth, chin and neck. Pay more attention to the “T-zone” (forehead, nose, chin).
(vii) Relax for about ten minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water.
(viii) Pat gently to dry the skin and apply your favorite facial moisturizer.
Watch this video to see how to use this tomato scrub…
Hey, you just need a tomato and some granulated sugar: it couldn’t be easier. Just try it!