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Tomato Face Mask: Get Flawless Skin Without Makeup

tomato face mask for flawless skin

 

Going to spa doesn’t guarantee you rosy and radiant skin. In fact, it can make your skin worse, if they don’t use quality products or the beautician is not very skilled.

But you don’t have to look outside for help; your kitchen has all the essentials to give you that beautiful glow. Also, if you nourish your face with organic stuff, your skin will remain pretty for many many years.

I got this tip when I was in college.

One of the MTV’s VJ gave this tip. I was a big admirer of her. So I tried it almost immediately. And to my surprise it worked great. Just with 3-4 uses my face was soft, clear and shining.  Since then it has become my favourite face mask.

I still love this natural beauty treatment and I still love her (she is not a VJ anymore).

As the saying goes ‘The best things in life are free’. You don’t need to spend thousands to make your skin clear and flawless – just one common ingredient – tomato. I bet every kitchen has it.

Here are 7 amazing benefits of tomatoes for Skin:

  1. The acidity in tomato helps to get rid of dull, rough skin and promotes cellular renewal.
  2. As a natural astringent, tomato keeps the skin firm and helps diminish fine lines.
  3. Tomato also helps to shrink large pores and brightens up your complexion.
  4. Tomatoes contain salicylic acid – a common ingredient in acne products. It cleanses and exfoliates to remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause acne, whiteheads or blackheads.
  5. Tomatoes contain a powerful anti-oxidant ‘lycopene’ which protects against the free radicals – they are responsible for wrinkles and age spots.
  6. By getting rid of dirt and other impurities, a regular use of tomato will leave your face polished with a wonderful glow.

Tomato Face Mask for Smooth, Glowing Skin Without Makeup

This ordinary fruit from nature will not disappoint you. You can use tomato on its own or combine it with other common ingredients, depending on your skin type.

Here are 5 ways to use tomato for face:

  • Tomato Face Mask: Simple & Easy
  • Tomato and Sugar Exfoliating Mask
  • Tomato and Clay Mask for Acne and Oily Skin
  • Tomato and Cucumber Mask for Even Tone
  • Tomato and Almond Mask to Nourish Dry and Mature Skin

1. Tomato Face Mask: A Simple Remedy for Glowing Skin
tomato simple face mask

The simplest way to use a tomato is to cut it in half and rub all over your face and neck.

With slow circular motions, gently rub the tomato onto your cheeks, chin, forehead, nose area and also don’t forget your neck. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes then rinse with warm water. Follow with a moisturizer. You can also use a few drop of almond oil or argan oil to moisturise your face. To restore and maintain beautiful skin, repeat this treatment twice a week.

You can use this mask if you have normal, oily and combination skin.

2. Tomato-Sugar Exfoliating Mask
tomato and sugar exfoliating mask

Another great way to use tomato is with sugar. This is especially useful if your skin is oily, dull with whiteheads/blackheads

Sugar is rich in alpha hydroxy acids (or AHAs) which have a renewing effect on the skin. Together with tomato, it helps to exfoliate the outer dead layer of the skin, revealing the inner smoother layer.  With regular use, you will see a reduction in blackheads/whiteheads. Also, it will brighten your skin and restore a smooth complexion.

You will need:

Evenly coat the tomato with sugar. Using slow circular motion, gently exfoliate your face – your cheeks,  chin, forehead, nose and neck. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Use once a week.

Watch this video by Michelle Phan on how to use this tomato scrub…

3. Tomato-Cucumber Mask: For Soft, Radiant Skin  
tomato cucumber face mask

Cucumbers are pretty amazing for skin. They are a good source of silica which helps to firm up sagging skin as well improve complexion. Cucumbers also do a great job of soothing skin irritations, reducing puffiness and balancing our skin’s pH.

Together, tomato and cucumber make a fantastic face mask. You can use this mask if you want an even complexion, and a soft, smooth, flawless skin.

You will need:

  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil (optional, use for dry skin)

Blend the tomato and cucumber till you get a smooth puree. You can also use a  grater to make the pulp (see above picture).

Apply little by little and gently massage your face in circular motion. And don’t forget to apply on your neck.  Let it soak in for 15-20 minutes, then rinse off.

Repeat 1-2 times a week.

4. Tomato-Clay Mask for Acne and Oily Skin
tomato and clay face mask for acne

This mask is ideal for those with acne, oily skin, combination skin and also if your face needs freshening up. You can use any clay you like, I prefer fullers earth or bentonite clay. The good thing about clay is that it helps to lift impurities from deepest layers of your skin, leaving it soft, clear and rejuvenated.

This mask will heal your acne, fade scars, shrink large pores and make your oily skin normal and balanced.

You will need:

  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • 1 tablespoon fuller earth (multani mitti)
  • 1 tablespoon cucumber pulp (optional, soothes irritated skin)
  • 1 teaspoon mint leaves (optional, helps with acne)
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt (optional, moisturises skin)

First make a tomato puree. You can either grate the tomato using a grater, or blend it in a blender.  Next, combine the fullers earth with tomato puree to make a smooth paste. Add more tomato pulp if needed.

Apply evenly on your face and neck and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash it off with water.

Use 1-2 times a week.

*If you are using cucumber  and mint leaves, blend in a blender with tomato to a smooth paste. Then add fullers earth.

5. Tomato-Almond Mask: Nourish Dry and Mature Skin
tomato almond mask for dry mature skin

Almonds are deeply nourishing and restorative for our skin. They are rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, which easily absorb into our skin and improve the complexion and skin elasticity.

Tomato, almond and cucumber mask is excellent for all skin types. It is especially useful if your skin is sensitive, dry and mature. This mask will help fade fine lines, plump up your skin, and give you an instant glow.  It will also restore moisture levels of your skin and reduce any pigmentation.

You will need:

  • 1/4 ripe tomato
  • A small piece of cucumber
  • 1-2 tablespoons almond flour (powder)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Apply little by little and gently massage your face in an upward direction.  Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then rinse off.

Repeat 1-2 times a week.

Extra notes:

  • When you apply any of the face masks, don’t forget to apply it on your neck as well.
  • To make tomato pulp, first cut the tomato in half. Then grate the tomato using a grater or you can also blend it in a blender.
  • You can make cucumber pulp in the same way.
  • After you wash out the mask, pat dry your face and apply a moisturizer. You can use a few drop of almond oil or argan oil to moisturise your face.
  • You will see a difference in your skin with just one use.

The naturally beautiful your skin is, the less makeup you need to wear, because your skin will glow… naturally!

How do you pamper your face? Which is your favorite face mask?

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6 comments
Sneha says May 21, 2017

Hi Meenaz.. iam suffering with lots of grey hair problem .. can u suggest me something

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    Minaz says May 25, 2017

    Hi Sneha,
    I am a detailed article on greying. If you search or see the menu you will find it.
    The foods that help keep the grey hair away are: amla, wheatgrass, black sesame seeds, almonds, fruits and vegetables.
    Also practicing meditation/pranayam really helps.

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Sarika Agrawal says May 10, 2017

Hi Minaz
Can we make almond flour at home?
Thank you
Sarika

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    Minaz says May 10, 2017

    Hi Sarika. Yes of course you can make it at home.

    Reply
Sonal says May 3, 2017

Great to be reminded again of this simple and effective home made technique for skin care

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Thrive T says May 2, 2017

Thanks for sharing various mask options, I have used tomato long back but just rubbed raw tomato on my face and it felt good. Can’t wait to try these.

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