If you decide to start using tomatoes as a part of your skin care routine, it can help you clear up the acne and reduce the appearance of acne scars. This fruit is abundant in several vitamins like Vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6. These vitamins help you shrink the pores and provide your skin with the much-needed nourishment. Tomatoes actually contain salicylic acid, an ingredient that you’ll find in many commercial treatments.
Use: Sometimes the best solution is the simplest one. Just slice the tomato in half and rub it on the affected areas of your face. Massage the juice into your skin and rinse. It may not be the most effective treatment, but it works great for minor breakouts and when you only have several minutes to get it done.
Tomato face mask: This method should work well even on heavy acne. Take a tomato and slice an X on its top. Then, put the tomato under warm water for about a minute and remove the skin (starting at the slices and pulling downwards).
Remove the tomato seeds and mash up the rest of your tomato into a paste. This paste should be applied to your entire face. Let it stay like that for about an hour before rinsing. You can also add mashed cucumber or yogurt into the mask mixture to reduce painful acne.
Tomato juice face wash: Try this variation if you don’t want to sit around for an hour with tomato on your face. Mix one tablespoon of tomato juice with several drops of lemon juice in a small dish. Apply this mixture on the affected areas of your skin. Leave it on for about five minutes and then remove it with warm water.