The Power of Tomatoes: Steps to fight acne
Honestly honey, I’m not a big fan of the way tomatoes taste but they soon will be in my kitchen at all times. I’m sure you are wondering why. Well, tomatoes can diminish blackheads.
A highly unwanted blackhead or pimple forms when pores become clogged with dirt, dead skin cells, and your skin’s natural oil. Tomatoes contain unique acidic properties that work as a perfect exfoliate, and they are a great way to unclog pores and get rid of blackheads.
Below are terrific methods for using the tomato to fight your unwanted acne. However, before smashing tomatoes on your face, be sure to talk with your parent, have their permission to try these remedies and have them present if they give you the OK.
Remedy Method # 1
The first method is as straightforward as it gets: Take a tomato, cut it and rub it on your face where the acne shows. This method isn’t as effective as some others that are listed, but for minor breakouts it could actually be preferred as it does not involve a lengthy amount of application time. Massage the tomato juice into the skin for a few seconds after application, and then simply rinse it off with warm water.
Remedy Method # 2
The tomato facial mask is a lengthier process but it works well for even tough cases of acne. Get a tomato and cut an “X” at the top of it. Run the tomato under warm water for a minute or two, then peel the skin – which should come off rather easily after the warm water wash. Gut the tomato of seeds entirely. Then take the pulp that you have left and mash it up. Turn the pulp into tomato paste and once the paste is sufficiently smooth in consistency, apply as a facial mask over the entire face just as you would apply a cream facial mask. At this point, you’ll need an hour where you can hang about, leaving the mask on your face to harden and work its magic. Afterwards, rinse the mask off thoroughly.
Remedy Method # 3
For those who don’t feel comfortable leaving pulpy tomato on their face or for those who don’t like the idea of rubbing a tomato across their face, there is another way to use tomatoes to treat acne. Simply take one tablespoon of tomato juice, mix it with about three or four drops of lime juice in a small dish, then apply the mixture to your affected areas of acne with a cotton ball. This application needs to set for five minutes to be effective. Once the application has set, rinse with warm water.
As always I hope this helps