5 surprising uses for tinned tomatoes

5 surprising uses for tinned tomatoes

1. Oily skin cleanser

It can be tricky to find products that compliment an oily skin type. But your best bet could be to look in your kitchen cupboards.

For a wholesome solution to help oily skin, combine organic tinned tomatoes, honey and a few drops of lemon juice to create your own natural skin cleanser that will fight excess oil without drying out your skin.

2. Sunburn relief

Been out too long in the sun? Apply organic tinned tomatoes to the affected areas for a natural remedy that isn't as messy as oatmeal.

Having a regular fill of tomatoes in your diet can also help fight the signs of ageing caused by the sun. But remember sun cream, a hat and glasses is still the best form of protection.

3. For a tasty cocktail

For a refreshing spring or summer cocktail try a bloody Mary by mixing 400g tinned tomaties, 200ml vodka, 3 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp tobasco, 1 Worcestershire sauce, ice cubes and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste in a blender.

4. It's all about the soup

For a hearty, healthy and filling meal whizz up a quick courgette and tomato soup that makes a great meal at home or in the office. 

5. Body glow

For skin that glows and feels soft and smooth, combine a tin of tomatoes, with a few lemon drops, 2 cups of sugar and a bit of coconut oil for the ultimate body scrub

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