Tomato treatment for acne-free glowing skin

Readily available in almost every kitchen and loved by all, tomatoes can be used in any form in skincare.

When it comes to preventing tanning, managing oil production and enlivening a dull complexion, tomato for face is a game-changer. Tomatoes contain Vitamins C and E, and beta carotene — all of which lighten, brighten and reveal the skin’s natural colour.


Pectin and Flavonoids in tomatoes have cleansing and antioxidant ingredients that can lighten skin texture. Tomatoes are also a great option for your regular cleansing, toning and moisturising skincare routine. The best part is that it is so easily available in every house.

Slightly acidic, tomatoes are exceptionally beneficial for people who want to lose weight and maintain their blood pressure levels. It comes in numerous varieties that are grown in temperate climates in various parts of the world. Tomatoes, the beauty guru, are grown in multiple colours such as yellow, green, orange, black, brown, pink, white, brown and purple. But they are available mostly in their distinctive red colour.

Tomatoes are a huge reservoir of beauty-enhancing properties. Everyone knows the health benefits of a juicy, sweet tomato. On the other hand, it also protects the skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays, thereby delaying skin ageing and protecting against skin cancer. Not only do tomatoes taste great but has immense cosmetic benefits which can also help you get flawless, radiant and attractive skin.

The ordinary tomato is a treasure trove of beauty ingredients which can treat rashes, sunburn, dull skin, acne and large pores.

Tomato is particularly beneficial for the skin as it also helps to restore the pH balance of the skin, which can get disrupted by harsh soaps and make-up cosmetics. It also contains lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-ageing benefits when applied to the skin. Tomato pulp or tomato juice reduces oiliness and lightens skin colour over time.

Tomato is most beneficial for preventing acne, as it closes the pores and keeps it free from clogged oil. Preventing clogged pores is a way of preventing blackheads, which are the primary acne lesions.

Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that works as a sunscreen from within. Lycopene also helps in fighting cellular damage and reddening of skin. A daily intake of 25 mg of lycopene reduces the number of free radicals in the body and helps retain the body’s moisture during summer. You don’t need to spend your hard-earned money on expensive cosmetic treatments if you can use this common ingredient from your kitchen to enhance your beauty.

Apply tomato juice or tomato pulp on the face and wash off with plain water after 15 minutes. Tomato pulp can be applied on the skin with acne and gradually helps to control acne.

Mix tomato juice with baking powder (bicarbonate of soda) into a paste. Apply on oily and blackhead-prone areas of the face. Wash off after 5 minutes. It helps to prevent blackheads.

Mix one teaspoon each of tomato and cucumber juice and apply it on the face to control oiliness of the skin. It will also help remove tan and lighten skin colour over time.

For normal to oily and combination skin, mix three teaspoons of oats with egg white and two teaspoons of tomato juice. It should be of a consistency that does not drip. Apply on the face avoiding the lips and the area around the eyes. Wash it off after 20 to 30 minutes, or when it dries.

You can also mix tomato juice with the pulp of avocado for normal to oily skin. While tomato reduces oiliness and has an astringent effect, avocado moisturises the skin without making it oily.

For sun burnt skin, mix tomato juice with powdered milk into a paste and apply on the face. It will help to remove tanning.

Take some tomato and grind it. Rub the pulp onto your scalp and hair gently. You can directly use the tomato juice on your hair. Leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes and wash it off. Regular application improves hair texture and repairs the damage caused by sun and dust.

For dry skin, mix tomato juice with almond oil and apply on the face to remove tan and lighten the skin colour. Olive oil can also be combined with tomato juice to lighten skin colour.

Mix a teaspoon of tomato juice and a few drops of aloe vera gel. Apply the mixture on the under-eye area carefully. Let it dry for 15 minutes and then rinse it off. Apply this once daily for quick results. Tomato pulp has skin-bleaching properties that lighten the darkened skin under the eyes. Aloe vera contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that will rejuvenate the skin and reduce the signs of ageing.

Tomato juice or pulp can also be added to fruits to make a fruit mask. Mashed banana, ripe papaya and grated apple can be used with tomato juice for a nourishing and cleansing pack for all skin types.

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