Tomatoes’ astringent nature also helps absorb the excess oil from your skin, which helps lessen the acne. As an added bonus, tomatoes have natural skin-lightening properties that can help lighten acne scars.
Mash a ripe tomato and spread its pulp on the affected area. Leave it on your skin for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Repeat 2 or 3 times a day.
Alternatively, mix equal amounts of tomato juice and cucumber juice. Dip a cotton ball in this solution and apply it on the affected skin. Allow it to dry on its own, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat twice daily. This remedy is particularly good for fading acne scars.
Shrinks Large Open Pores
As large pores provide easy access to dirt and grime, they increase the chances of blemishes and acne breakouts. If you have large open pores on your face, use tomatoes to shrink them.
shrink large pores with tomatoes
Tomatoes work as a natural astringent that helps tighten your skin and shrink large pores. Apart from reducing your pores, tomatoes even help lighten dark spots to make your skin look brighter and younger.
Controls Excess Oil Secretion
If you have oily skin, you can manage the excess oil secretion on your face with tomatoes.
Tomatoes contain natural oil-reducing and astringent properties that help remove the excess oil from your skin. Apart from eliminating excess oil, tomatoes are effective in combating acne and fading blemishes.
Cut a tomato in half and rub the tomato halves on your skin. Let the juice sit on your skin for at least 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cool or cold water, then pat dry your skin with a soft towel. Do it once daily.
Alternatively, thoroughly mix the juice of 2 tomatoes and 3 to 4 tablespoons of cucumber juice. Apply this mixture on your face and rub it around in circular motions. Wait 10 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water. Repeat once daily before going to bed
Treats a Suntan
Tomatoes are even effective at treating a suntan. The high lycopene content in tomatoes not only protects your skin from harmful sunrays, it cools the skin and neutralizes the skin’s surface.
treat a suntan with tomatoes
Apart from external application, regular dietary intake is also beneficial.
A 2001 study published in the Journal of Nutrition reports that dietary tomato paste protects against ultraviolet light-induced erythema.
Put 2 large-sized tomatoes and ½ cup of yogurt in the blender and blend it into a smooth paste. Apply the paste all over the sunburned area. Wait 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it off with cool water. Repeat once daily.
Another option is to mix 2 tablespoons of tomato juice with 4 tablespoons of buttermilk. Apply it on your skin, then wash it off after 30 minutes. Do it once daily.