Rub a slice of tomato on your face and THIS could be the result.

Rub a slice of tomato on your face and THIS could be the result!

Rub a slice of tomato on your face and THIS could be the result!

I’m sure you know tomatoes are very healthy for you in terms of nutrition, but did you know that they’re very beneficial for external use as well! Rubbing a slice of this fruit on your face can do wonders for your skin. Say goodbye to acne and hello to tomatoes!

Unfortunately acne extremely common. Statistics show 95% of people are affected by acne. Usually as teens and young adults. But no matter what age it is very frustrating, and can become embarrassing and even depressing. Although people suffer to different degrees, the red, inflamed skin can be very painful in serve cases.  According to the National Institute of Health acne is the result of clogged follicles and glands.

Despite looking extremely sore and the negative metal effect it can have acne isn’t dangerous according to the NIH. Unfortunately getting rid of acne will take a lot of patience and devotion to your skin care regimen. Although it will take time to find the right skin care for each individual it doesn’t have to be expensive. The solution may be as inexpensive as a TOMATO!

Tomato as an acne cure:

According to Home Remedies for Life, using tomato as part of your skin care routine can help clear up acne and reduce the appearance of acne scars. The humble Tomato is actually an amazing fruit. It is high in several vitamins like Vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6. These vitamins can be used to help shrink pores and provide your skin with much-needed nourishment.In addition, the acidity of tomatoes can help balance the pH levels in your skin, making breakouts less likely. Home Remedies for Life says ‘As an added bonus, tomatoes actually contain salicylic acid, an ingredient you’ll find listed on many commercial treatments.’ 

Methods of application:

If you want to incorporate this fruit into your routine, check out a few of these ideas from Health Guidance

Keep it simple:
The simple solution is sometimes the best. Simply slice the tomato in half and rub it on the affected areas of your face. Massage the juice into your skin and rinse. While it’s not the most effective treatment, it works great for minor breakouts and when you only have a few minutes to get it done. 

Tomato face mask:

If you have a little bit of extra time, this method should work well on even heavy acne. Take a tomato and slice and X into the top of it. Then, place 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. Apply this paste to your entire face and let it set for about an hour before rinsing. You can also add mashed cucumber or yogurt  to the mask mixture to reduce painful acne. 

Tomato juice face wash:

If you don’t want to sit around for an hour with tomato on your face (at least it beats egg…), try this variation. Mix one tablespoon of tomato juice with a few drops of lemon juice in a small dish. Apply this mixture to affected areas of the skin and let it set for about five minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Unfortunately like everything this may not be a simple fix for everyone. Everyone’s bodies and skins are different. So please be careful when applying to your face as it is a sensitive area. Thanks for reading, Rub a slice of tomato on your face and THIS could be the result!

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