Tomato for Skin Care– Benefits and 5 DIY Tomato Face Mask Recipes

How to use tomato for skin care, what are the benefits for your skin and how to make the best DIY tomato face masks…

Two tomatoes on a cutting board

Tomato has so many benefits for the skin, it has lately become a huge part of some commercial skincare brands and products. Mostly used in face masks and scrubs, tomato makes the skin bright, glowing and youthful, and that’s what we all want, right?

Of course, there are other, less expensive, chemical-free and completely natural ways to use organic tomatoes in skin care products. The 5 DIY tomato face masks down below are certainly some of the best natural face masks you can find. Here’s why you should be using some of them at least once a week:

The Benefits of Tomato for Skin:

  • Tomato cleanses the skin and helps you prevent acne and blackheads.
  • It reduces the excess oil, which makes it perfect for oily skin.
  • It is also very hydrating, so it can treat dehydrated skin and, in combination with some natural oil, even dry skin.
  • Tomato can help you even out your skin tone. It fades skin discolorations, acne marks and dark spots.
  • It dissolves the dead skin cells and exfoliates your skin gently and naturally.
  • Tomato also has astringent properties, so it tightens enlarged pores.
  • You can use it to protect your skin against free radicals and prevent premature aging signs.
  • It revitalizes the skin and makes it look fresh and plump.
  • Tomato brightens your skin and makes it healthy, youthful and glowing.

5 Best DIY Tomato Face Masks

These DIY tomato face masks are a great, balanced way to use tomato for skin and get that bright, youthful, healthy glow. Choose your favorite and use it once a week to boost your skin with energy and hydration, soften it and make it smooth and radiant.

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#1 DIY Tomato Face Mask for Oily Skin

Two tomatoes and a jar of honey

  • 1 tablespoon tomato pulp
  • 1 tablespoon honey

This face mask is great for oily skin type. Tomato dissolves excess oil and honey hydrates the skin and provides it with many nutrients and antioxidants. Together, they matte the skin and keep it plump and balanced.

Blend a tomato. Take 1 tablespoon of the pulp for this mask; the rest you can use to make a smoothie or freeze it in an ice tray. Mix the tomato pulp with honey to get a smooth paste.

Wash your face and apply the mask to a damp skin. Leave it like that for around 10 minutes. Wash the mask off with a gentle face cleanser and warm water. Apply a lightweight face moisturizer.

#2 DIY Tomato Face Mask for Dry Skin

A tomato, a coconut and a jar of coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon tomato pulp
  • 2 teaspoons coconut milk (or regular milk)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Another great way to use tomato for skin and get that youthful glow! This mask can help you even out your complexion, fade dark spots, tighten enlarged pores and brighten the skin. It is also very moisturizing, perfect for dry skin type.

Melt the coconut oil. Remove it from the heat. Add the coconut milk and tomato pulp and mix everything well together.

Apply the mixture to a clean face. Massage it a bit into your skin, then leave it on for 5 – 10 minutes. Wash the mask off and pat dry your skin. Apply your face cream right away.

#3 DIY Tomato Face Mask for Dehydrated Skin

A tomato, sliced cucumber and a bottle of sweet almond oil

  • 2 teaspoons tomato pulp
  • 1 tablespoon blended cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil

You can use a mix of cucumber and tomato for skin that is dull and dehydrated. The two can rejuvenate and refresh your skin, hydrate it and make it plump and supple. Sweet almond oil will soften the skin and prevent future drying out.

Just like with tomato, you can blend a whole cucumber, take a tablespoon for this mask and freeze the rest in an ice tray. Mix the tomato pulp, cucumber pulp and sweet almond oil well together.

Wash your face and apply a thin layer of the mixture with a cotton ball. If the mask dries out, just apply another layer. Leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes. Then wash it off and seal in the moisture with a face moisturizer.

#4 DIY Tomato Face Mask for Acne Prone Skin

A tomato, half a lemon and a pile of oatmeal

  • 1 tablespoon tomato pulp
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons oatmeal flour

If you have acne prone skin, you will love this tomato face mask. It dissolves the dead skin cells, unclogs the pores, helps treat acne, fades acne marks and dark spots and prevents future breakouts.

Mix well the tomato pulp and lemon juice. Add just enough oatmeal flour to get the right consistency – not too runny and not too thick. Mix everything well.

Wash your face and exfoliate it using a gentle face scrub. Apply the tomato mask in a thick, even layer. Leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash the mask off and apply a face moisturizer suitable for your skin type.

#5 Skin Brightening DIY Tomato Face Mask

Two tomatoes and a jar of yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon tomato pulp
  • 2 teaspoons thick yogurt

This amazing skin brightening tomato face mask fights skin imperfections and promotes even skin tone. It is both hydrating and slightly exfoliating. Gives your skin a bright, youthful glow, minimizes discolorations and enlarged pores and makes your skin soft, smooth and plump.

Put the tomato pulp in a small bowl, add yogurt and mix well. When your mask is smooth, apply it to a clean face and leave it on for around 10 minutes. Rinse off well with cold water and apply a face cream.

 

Have you ever before used tomato for skin care? Do you have your favorite DIY tomato face mask? Share your experience with us down in the comments…

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