Tomato is a fruit, though we use it as a vegetable in salads, sauce, dishes and in drinks. This fruit is rich in Lycopene, an antioxidant compound that has enticing health benefits. Consume or topically apply it over the skin, assorted properties housed in tomato will rejuvenate your skin and postpones aging wrinkles.
Natural acids packed in tomato regulate oily skin, thus making it an excellent remedy for pimples. Apply tomato face mask for acne scars or acne topically, and the soothing properties will start affecting your skin. But, remember to use regularly. Let’s have a brief look on its nutritional profile.
- While vitamin A and B fade dark spots and slows down aging process, vitamin C stimulates collagen production and enhances the elasticity, resulting in wrinkle free skin.
- Tomato seed oil has light viscosity and easily absorbed. (1) Cooling properties in tomato will soothe minor sunburns and astringent agent tightens the skin pores.
- Potassium and calcium in tomato works on removing dead skin cells and hydrating outer layer of the skin.
- Like B-vitamins, magnesium thwarts aging wrinkles.
Vitamin A and C that are commonly found in acne treating ointments are packed in tomatoes. Topically apply and they will help you to treat scars and blemishes.
Homemade Tomato Face Mask for Acne and Acne Scars
As long as you know what you’re doing, you can add any innate home available ingredient to this face pack/mask. After research I found these recipes effective, because of the natural ingredients in them.
Note: Do patch test (under the elbow) before trying any face mask.
1. Honey and Tomato Face Mask for Acne
We already heard extolling benefits of honey from our grannies and through historical as well as religious books. Almighty God packed honey with such unmatched nutrients that it has abundant benefits for health, and skin is no exception. Antioxidant, anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties housed in honey restrains acne causing bacteria and aids in regulating oily skin.
Refined honey lacks above mentioned properties, prefer raw honey.
- Ripe tomato – 1/2
- Raw Honey – 1 tbsp
Blend ripe tomato to obtain smooth puree. Add 1 tbsp of raw honey to this paste. Mix it well, on other side prepare your face by washing it with lukewarm water or expose it to steam. Pat dry with cotton cloth and topically massage it with fingers. Avoid pressing pimples, leave the face pack for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with water.
Add it to your beauty regimen and use it regularly, it can also be used to fade acne scars.
[Related post: Manuka honey has more nutrients than other types of honey]
2. Tomato and Lemon for Acne Scars
Antibacterial properties in lemon juice develop an unfriendly environment for infectious germs. Natural astringent agent tightens skin pores and lightens acne scars and dark spots.
Note: If you’ve dry skin, limit the use of lemon juice. Or, follow with a moisturizer after face mask treatment.
- Lemon juice – 1/2 tbsp
- Ripe tomato – 1/2
Just like in above face pack, blend ripe tomato till you get puree. Mix lemon juice obtained from fresh lemon slice. Stir thoroughly and apply it on prewashed face. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse it off. If you feel dryness, then apply jojoba oil or olive oil after washing your face.
To benefit from abundant nutrients of tomato, eat it raw or topically apply over the skin. Unlike pricey creams tomato face mask for acne scars may not show instant result, but this inexpensive remedy will affect slowly and gradually with no or less side-effects.