4 Tomato Face Masks: Get Flawless Skin Without Makeup

Have you ever heard of a tomato face mask? It is something that would most likely be offered at a spa, but it normally isn’t. Some spas do promise to give you radiant, rosy-white skin, but they don’t always deliver.

There are times when the beauty technician is not highly-trained and the spa doesn’t use high-quality products at all.

Thanks to persistent beauty advocates like me, you don’t even need to spend thousands of dollars on spa visits to make your skin stunning. Your pantry has everything you need for glowing skin.

This is more beneficial and safer than purchasing synthetic beauty products. Using organic components on your skin helps keep it undeniably healthy and beautiful for a long time.

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Tomato for skin

During my pre-puberty days, the elders in my family kept on praising my female cousin because she had this rosy white, flawless complexion.

They all swore that she had that kind of skin since she was a small child because she was fond of eating tomatoes.

She ate them like they were juicy apples. I suppose that may have contributed a lot to her skin’s beauty because when you eat tomatoes, you get vitamins and nutrients such as lycopene to enhance and bring out youthful, radiant skin.

The humble tomato is also known as the “Poor Man’s Apple”. It is a rich source of antioxidants that ward off free radicals that cause unsightly fine lines and deep wrinkles. You can start adding cherry tomatoes to your daily garden salad to get beautiful skin from within.

It doesn’t stop there with tomatoes. You can apply tomatoes topically as an effective facial mask to help with your acne problem. It helps rid your skin of acne and red acne scars. It also lightens darkened areas of your skin. 

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Can I rub tomato on face daily?

You can do this routine 2 or 3x a week as tomatoes are acidic which can give your skin a youthful glow but can be a bit harsh for some people who have over-sensitive skin.

Signs of a skin reaction ( for sensitive skin) include:

  • rash
  • itching
  • redness
  • other irritation

Tomatoes act as an astringent and can reduce the appearance of large pores.

However, it’s better to do a patch test on your wrist before trying it on your face especially if you have a concern on how your face might respond.

tomato skin benefits
tomato skin benefits

Can tomatoes lighten your skin?

Tomatoes contain bleaching properties that help brighten your skin while improving skin texture, lighten dark spots or skin imperfections.

Aside from its acidic nature tomato contains a high amount of salicylic acid which is a basic ingredient in acne products. This enzyme helps to gently exfoliate the skin and a great way to unclog pores and get rid of blackheads.

What happens if you rub a tomato on your face?

Tomato is a chock full of vitamin C, vitamin A, K, and citric acid, all are needed for healthy, glowing skin. Because of its astringent properties, applying tomato juice on the skin aids in reducing excess sebum preventing oil build-up while balancing your skin.

Since tomatoes contain a high level of Lycopene, it works against free radicals such as pollutants that can damage our healthy skin cells.

Tomato Face Mask to Lighten your Skin

8 Amazing on Face

My facial skin is susceptible to blackheads. Imagine just how ecstatic I became when I discovered that there are so much benefits of applying tomato on face. One of these advantages is that the humble tomato juice for skin can help rid of blackheads if used regularly.

Even so, I was told it wasn’t magic or an overnight solution. It can actually take weeks or even months of consistent use, but if you want to get that flawless glow, patience is mandatory.

Personally, I don’t mind at all. I would rather take a natural and safe path to beautiful skin.

Here are the 8 Benefits of Applying tomatoes on Face

  • The acid content in tomatoes helps eliminate rough and dull skin. It also promotes the renewal of cells.
  • The astringent property of tomatoes helps lighten fine wrinkles, whitens skin, tightens large pores, and firms up the skin.
  • This fruit’s cooling attributes soothe sunburn.
  • The salicylic acid in tomatoes is a common component in known acne products. Salicylic acid cleanses your skin and exfoliates the skin to get rid of unwanted dead skin cells. This prevents the occurrence of whiteheads, acne, and blackheads.
  • Tomatoes also have a strong antioxidant called lycopene that also combats free radicals responsible for those age spots and wrinkles.
  • Using tomatoes regularly on your face will remove all the impurities, leaving your face polished and glowing.
  • The acids in tomatoes also help eliminate excess oil and regulate the oil production of your skin.
  • The antibacterial properties of tomatoes also help treat acne and remove blackheads.

4 Tomato Recipes

How to use tomato on face for glowing skin

Tomato juice, when applied on the skin, can work as an excellent astringent which is perfect for oily skin.

But the real secret here is the lycopene in the tomatoes.

What Is Lycopene? Lycopene is a carotenoid normally found in some fruits, a natural occurring compound that gives tomatoes their bright red color. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect our skin or body from the environmental elements.

This nutrient not only heightens skin resilience, but it also quenches free radicals hence induces the body protection mechanism against oxidative stress and inflammation.

You can simply visualize how powerful it is when applied directly to your skin.

That’s one of the reasons why it is a main ingredient in lots of commercial skincare products.

So, the following DIY recipes  below can help add to your results. And the good news is, this is super simple routine that you can do at the comfort of your home.

01

Skin Lightening Tomato Lemon Face Mask

how to use tomato on face for fairness

This mask has the powerful combination of tomato and lemon that results in fresh and radiant skin. If you want to lighten your complexion and lighten those blemishes naturally, this is the tomato mask for you.

Tomato and lemon have skin lightening components that help lighten pimple scars, make your skin tone even, and stop hyperpigmentation.

Tomato for Skin
Tomato for Skin
Ingredient Benefits for Skin
Lemon Juice Natural astringent and toner. Tightens and shrinks large pores. Has antibacterial properties that destroy germs on skin. Lightens skin tone. Fades blemishes, acne scars and dark spots.

You'll need:

  • 1/2 sliced ripe tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

How to Apply Tomato on Face:

1   Cut a tomato into half, place in a blender (or you can use a mortar and pestle to crush the tomato) to make a smooth puree. Add 1/2 tsp of fresh lemon juice. Mix well.

2  Thoroughly cleanse your skin, and pat dry. Dip a clean cotton pad (or ball), and apply the mixture all over your face. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. 

3   When the time is up, rinse off with cold water, pat dry. Apply your favorite moisturizer or you can place a drop of olive oil in your palm, warm it up by rubbing both hands and gently massage it to moisturize your skin.

02

Skin Brightening Tomato Honey Face Mask.

If you want to remove your blemishes and make your skin glow, you should use this tomato honey face mask regularly. With this mask, you will surely say goodbye to that dull skin.

The lycopene in tomatoes can tan your skin a bit, leaving it stunning and radiant. Tomato also protects your skin from harmful UV rays.

Great organic sunscreen! Honey helps give you that lighter glow because of its skin whitening and brightening components.

benefits of applying tomato on face
benefits of applying tomato on face
Ingredient Benefits for Skin
Raw Honey Honey is a natural humectant that helps to lock moisture in skin cells. Has antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that protect skin from bacteria and germs. Defends skin from free radical damage while clears out acne and prevents further breakouts. Helps fade acne scars, blemishes and dark marks. Slows down aging.

You'll need:

  • 1/2 sliced ripe tomato
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • lemon juice (optional)

How to Apply Tomato on Face:

1  Cut a tomato into half, place in a blender (or you can use a mortar and pestle to crush the tomato) to make a smooth puree. Add 1 tablespoon of raw honey. Stir and mix well before application.

2  Thoroughly cleanse your skin, and pat dry. Using a makeup brush,  apply the mixture all over your face.  Gently massage the mixture for about 1 or 2 minutes. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes allowing the mixture to sink in.

3  When the time is up, rinse off with cold water, pat dry. Apply your favorite moisturizer or you can place a drop of olive oil in your palm, warm it up by rubbing both hands and gently massage it to moisturize your skin.

03

Skin Rejuvenating Tomato Cucumber Face Mask.

What a refreshing treat! Combining tomato and cucumber in a mask results in renewed, youthful-looking skin. Both tomato and cucumber have astringent properties that tighten up enlarged pores.

Revitalize your skin with hydrating, cooling cucumber because they are made up of 95% water. It hydrates oily skin, which prevents it from being oilier.

The hydration also helps dry skin perk up and regain its smoothness.

Ingredient Benefits for Skin
Cucumber Rich in antioxidants and moisture, cucumber will nourish and water skin. Soothes and cools skin especially inflamed and sunburned skin. Refreshes skin and deep cleanses pores. Has skin lightening properties that can fade blemishes and lighten skin tone. Hydrates and moisturizes skin.

You'll need:

  • 1/2 sliced ripe tomato
  • 1/4 sliced cucumber

How to Apply Tomato on Face:

1  Cut a tomato into half, set aside and then slice the cucumber. Place both ingredients in a blender to make a smooth puree.  Stir and mix well before application.

2  Thoroughly cleanse your skin, and pat dry. Using a makeup brush,  apply the mixture all over your face. Gently massage the mixture on your face for about 1 – 2 minutes. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes allowing the mixture to sink in. 

3   When the time is up, rinse off with cold water, pat dry. Apply your favorite moisturizer or you can place a drop of olive oil in your palm, warm it up by rubbing both hands and gently massage it to moisturize your skin.

Tip: You can store leftover in the fridge for at least 3 days. Just discard once it smells funky.

04

Antibacterial Tomato Face Mask for Acne with Yogurt.

Tomato is a delicious fruit that contains vitamins A, B, and C, which nourish dull skin, bringing it back to life. Because of its astringent properties, it tones, lifts, and firms up skin.

It also regulates the oil production of the skin. Yogurt is full of nutrients such as lactic acid and zinc that prevent acne growth.

Lactic acid helps peel off the dead skin cells that may clog pores and bring about acne. Zinc is a known ingredient that fights acne.

Tomato face mask
Tomato for face - slough off dead skin cells
Ingredient Benefits for Skin
Plain Yogurt Yogurt is packed with multivitamins and effective anti acne nutrients like zinc and lactic acid that will keep skin free from pesky pimples. The lactic acid will help slough off dead cells on the skin’s surface that may otherwise clog up pores and cause acne. Zinc is a popular ingredient found in acne creams for its acne fighting properties.

You'll need:

  • 1/2 sliced ripe tomato
  • 1 tbsp greek plain yogurt

How to Apply Tomato on Face:

1   Cut a tomato into half, scoop the inside pulp (ripe tomato is recommended to scoop more pulp). Place in a bowl and add the greek plain yogurt. Stir and mix well the ingredients until you get that light pink  creamy mixture.

2  Thoroughly cleanse your skin, and pat dry. Using a makeup brush or your clean fingers, apply the mixture all over your face. Gently massage the tomato face mask mixture on your face and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes allowing the mixture to sink in.

3   When the time is up, rinse off with cold water, pat dry. Apply your favorite moisturizer or you can place a drop of olive oil in your palm, warm it up by rubbing both hands and gently massage it to moisturize your skin.

Note:  This is not a quick fix to make acne disappear overnight, but this mixture can help reduce the inflammation and puffiness considerably.

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