Natural ingredients arguably provide your skin with the best results, sans any side effects. A tomato face mask can give your skin complete protection from winter dryness and a host of other skin concerns. Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and help in improving the levels of circulation in your facial tissues, thereby giving your face a natural blush. Here’s how you can protect your skin in the winters with the help of some ripe red tomatoes.

Tomato and honey
 

Tomato and honey

Cut open a tomato in half and slice it up after all the seeds have been scooped out from within. Mash the slices to form a  fine paste and then add a few spoons of honey to it. Apply this paste as a face mask and leave it on to dry for the next 15 minutes. Then, you can wash your face with lukewarm water, using a gentle face wash. Honey is a natural humectant that helps your skin to better absorb moisture and stay hydrated. The antioxidants present in tomatoes make your skin look alive and fresh. This mask will not only help restore your skin’s lost moisture, but also give your face a slight pinkish glow.

Tomato and turmeric
 

Tomato and turmeric

Extract all the seeds from within a tomato and mash it so as to form a fine paste. Add two to three teaspoons of turmeric to it and mix thoroughly till the texture of the paste turns even. Apply the paste onto your face and your neck region and leave it to dry. Once the paste has dried completely, wash it off with lukewarm water. You will observe a remarkable change in your skin tone and a reduction in your blemishes. The mask makes your skin fairer and even-toned, while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. On account of the medicinal properties of its ingredients, the mask can even help in preventing acne and certain skin infections.

Tomato and essential oils
 

Tomato and essential oils

Mash a tomato into paste and add a few drops of the essential oils of your choice to it. Massage your face using this paste in circular motions, allowing for the optimal absorption of the oils and vitamins present in it. This mask helps in rejuvenating and nourishing your skin tissues. It also helps in keeping your skin well hydrated, providing it with long-lasting moisture.

Tomato and yoghurt
 

Tomato and yoghurt

Mash a tomato and add a few spoons of yoghurt to it. Apply this paste as a face mask and wash your face clean after about 5 to 10 minutes of application. The mask helps moisturise your skin tissues and makes your skin soft and supple. Yoghurt has probiotic bacteria in it which helps improve the texture of your skin and combats the growth of unwanted bacterial colonies. The antioxidants present in tomatoes help prevent your skin from drying up in the winters.