DIY Homemade Tomato Mask

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Tomatoes are excellent for your skin, because:

  • Tomato balances the skin’s pH levels.
  • It closes pores, preventing bacteria, dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from clogging them.
  • Tomatoes contain anti-oxidants that protect against the free radicals that cause acne.
  • Tomato repairs skin damage on the cellular level, and reduces the appearance of acne scars.
  • The natural acid in tomatoes restores the skin’s natural oil balance.
  • Tomato moisturizes skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
  • Tomato contains vitamins A, C, K, E, B1, B2, B3, and B6, which help shrink pores and nourish skin.
  • Tomatoes also contain iron, potassium, and other nutrients that support general health as well as skin health ad also reduces scar formation.
  • According to the American Association of Dermatology, the consumption of foods with high glycemic indexes contributes to acne. Tomatoes have a very low glycemic index.
  • Tomatoes contain salicylic acid, a common ingredient in commercial acne products, which cleanses and exfoliates to remove toxins from pores and restore the skin’s pH balance.
  • As a natural astringent, tomato keeps the skin taught and wrinkle free.

 

Nutrients
Benefits for Skin
Vitamin A
Fades dark spots and blemishes. Smoothens out rough skin
B-vitamins
Slow down the aging process of skin. Fight off free radicals that cause fine lines and damage to healthy skin cells.
Vitamin C
Helps build up collagen and maintain skin tautness and elasticity.
Calcium
Composes the uppermost layer of skin. Heals dry withered skin.
Potassium
Solves dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells
Magnesium
For youthful radiant skin. Slows down the aging process of skin.

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Tomato Mask

  • Place 1 tomato in the blender and puree until smooth.
  • Apply puree to skin and leave on 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water, wash face with gentle cleanser, and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily.

For best results, be sure to cleanse your face first. Apply your mask, remove mask, moisturize.

I’m Stacey Camacho, thank you for reading. Until next time!

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