Acne is a common cosmetic issue for many people regardless of age. Although not serious, acne can be painful and irritating. Plus, it affects a person’s self-esteem.
The National Institute of Health identifies acne as a skin disease caused by clogged facial glands and follicles. So, the treatment of acne should target unclogging the skin pores.
The market offers a wide array of anti-acne products, but these often fail to provide the desired results. If you want to save your time, money and energy, natural solutions are a better and safer alternative.
Treating Acne with Tomatoes
Not many know that tomatoes are some of the most effective natural treatments for acne and acne scars. For one thing, tomatoes are abundant in important vitamins including vitamin B6, C, K, E, and A, which reduce skin pores and regenerate your skin.
In addition, tomatoes restore the skin pH balance thus preventing future breakouts.
Last, but not least, they contain salicylic acid, an ingredient commonly found in commercial cosmetic products.
How to Use tomatoes
The following tips will give you an idea of how to include tomatoes in your beauty routine.
Simplicity Is the Mother of All Treatments
As people often say, the best solution is the simplest one. To use tomatoes for face treatment, simply cut a tomato in half then rub it over the affected skin. Make sure your skin absorbs the juice well. Once you’re done, rinse your face with water. This simple treatment is particularly beneficial for smaller breakouts, and it’s perfect for people who are time-bound.
Tomato Facial Mask
If you do have more time to invest in your looks, try the tomato face mask, which is suitable for both light and heavy breakouts. Start by washing the tomato then make a small incision in the form of the letter X on top. Leave it in warm water for one minute before you peel it. Then take out the seeds and mash the tomato into paste. Apply the paste on your face and let it act for one hour before rinsing it off with water. If your acne is causing pain too, add some yogurt or mashed cucumbers in the mask.
Tomato Facial Wash
The tomato face wash is ideal for those who can’t do the previous treatment. It takes less time and it’s easier to make. What you do is mix well several drops of lemon juice and a tablespoon of tomato juice. Apply this on the affected skin. Leave it on for five minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.