Nearly everyone on the world knows about the health benefits of tomatoes. They are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and antioxidants that really do the body a world of good. More people will be more familiar with its culinary uses than its skin benefits but, you will find a significant number of people who are fans of the tomato but very rarely will you hear people talk about using tomato for the skin.
This is a big mistake as tomatoes can do wonders to heal rashes, diminish the appearance of large pores, and kick acne to the curb. This news should prove to be very exciting to acne-prone men and women everywhere as this means that now have an alternative to the expensive acne medication they usually reach for. Even better, tomato is readily available and you never have to worry about running out of it.
If you want to use tomatoes to fight acne, below are some recipes you can try.
Recipe 1- Tomato and lime juice mask
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 medium red tomato
This is a very simple mask that can fight acne, diminish scars, and diminish the appearance of large pores. Cut the tomato in half and mash it to a pulp. Add your lime juice and mix it all up. Once you are done, apply it to the face and concentrate on the T-zone. After 20 minutes, rinse off with cold water and follow up with your moisturizer of choice.
Recipe 2- Tomato, lime, and avocado treatment
- 1/4 cup fresh tomato juice with pulp (red)
- 1 cup mashed avocado
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
This may sound like a recipe for a delicious dip but it is best for the face. This mask will not only nourish and brighten your skin but, it will also fight off acne breakouts. What you need to do is mix all the ingredients in a clean bowl. Once you achieve a creamy consistency, apply all over the face while avoiding the eye area. After about an hour, rinse off with cold water and pat dry with a towel. Moisturize as you normally would.
Tricks- you may chop up some basil and parsley to add to the mask if you want to give it an extra kick. These herbs really do a number on skin toxins and impurities. If you find the mask too runny, add some cornstarch to the mix as this acts as a thickener and sucks up oil too.