10 Home Remedies for Skin Rejuvenation You Can Get on Every Grocery Store

9. Tomatoes Tomatoes originated in South America, and were a popular ingredient in Aztec civilizations. Tomatoes have since become an incredibly popular addition to most cuisines,… Elizabeth Lilian - July 14, 2017

9. Tomatoes

Tomatoes originated in South America, and were a popular ingredient in Aztec civilizations. Tomatoes have since become an incredibly popular addition to most cuisines, in fact, almost 130 million tons of tomatoes are eaten every year. The tomato comes from the plant Lycopersicon esculentum and is botanically considered both a fruit and a berry. There are a number of different tomatoes, such as Roma, cherry, grape, heirloom and truss tomatoes, though all contain many different health benefits.

Tomatoes are believed to decrease the risk of things like heart disease, hypertension, macular degeneration, constipation, diabetes and some forms of cancer. They contain a wide array of essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, vitamin K, potassium, copper, manganese, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6, B3 and B1, folate, phosphorus, vitamin E, magnesium, chromium, iron, zinc, choline, pantothenic acid and protein. On top of all that, they also contain a myriad of phytonutrients like caffeic acid, lycopene, lutein, beta-carotene, naringenin, chalcone naringenin and ferulic acid.

Tomatoes are an effective treatment for different skin problems too, and have the ability to shrink the appearance of large pores, reduce acne breakouts and control excessive oiliness. Tomato can also treat sunburn by cooling inflammation and neutralizing the surface of the skin.

There are a variety of different ways to use tomato in your skincare regime. They’re great when mixed with honey, yogurt and/or avocado, and you can even make your own tomato toner by juicing two tomatoes up in a blender and putting it in the freezer for five minutes to cool it. Then just dip a clean cotton ball into the mixture once it’s nice and cold, and apply it over your face.

10. Oatmeal

Oatmeal, also known as porridge, is a dish that is made from grains of the oat plant. Known scientifically as Avena sativa, oats are enormously versatile in different cultures and are commonly eaten for breakfast. They can be enjoyed raw or cooked with milk, or used as an ingredient in other recipes like pancakes, bread, muffins and cakes or even used as an ingredient in smoothies.

Oatmeal provides a variety of different health benefits, such as lowering high cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems. Oatmeal is packed full of dietary fiber which helps support the gastrointestinal system, and an array of vitamins and minerals like manganese, molybdenum, copper, protein, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. Oats also contain various phytonutrients like carotenoids and flavonoids, which can help reduce symptoms of diabetes and obesity.

Oatmeal is an effective treatment for a wide variety of skin conditions like sensitivity, allergies and eczema, as it acts as a moisturizer with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that can relieve swelling, redness and itching. Oatmeal also restores the skin barrier to provide additional protection and is a great alternative to harsher skin care products.

You can add oatmeal to any face mask recipe, but they’re especially beneficial when cooked and mixed with plain yogurt, honey and egg white. Apply the mask to your face and let it sit for more than 10 minutes before rinsing. The oat granules will act as an exfoliant while moisturizing the skin, creating a healthy, fresh glow once washed off.