Tomato Facial At Home

Posted 4 months ago by Vani Kambali in

As delicious and useful they look in the kitchen, tomatoes are great ingredients when it comes to skin care as well. They are slightly acidic in nature but when it comes to the abundance of vitamins and minerals in comes packed with, it does nothing but improve the overall condition of the skin. It contains natural antioxidant properties which not only helps in preventing pre mature aging signs but also helps in rejuvenating the skin. 

It works brilliantly to cleanse the face off impurities and also protect the skin from harmful effects of sun. Well, considering it helps the skin in a 360 angle, we though why not provide you a 360 degree experience as well. Now that we know tomato is so great in the overall repair, we thought we will bring you a facial routine which you can follow, with the core ingredient being this robust red ball of goodness. 

Tomato Facial At Home

But before we enter the routine, lets look at the benefits that tomato comes packed with for the skin.

Benefits Of Tomato For Skin

Now that you are clear with the benefits of tomato on the skin, lets finally jump into the "good stuff". The facial treatment using tomatoes.

Step 1 - Cleansing

Cleansing is the first step when it comes to the facial. It is what helps in clearing out the dirt that sits up on the very first layer on the skin. These are comparatively very mild and does not effect the skin in any sort of a bad way. The market is filled with products when it comes to  cleansing however, there is something about the natural ingredient that takes the prize away. Tomato is just that. It has natural cleansing properties so using just tomato on the skin is also good enough but then again, you can mix in other ingredients to further intensify the effect of tomato or just help other problematic areas as well. Here is a step by step explanation of how to cleanse your face using a tomato and a couple of recipes as well. 

How To Cleanse Using Tomato 

Step-1 Use some lukewarm water and rinse your face. Pat dry.
Step-2 Now, take a tomato and cut it in half. Dip that into some sugar and apply it onto your face.
Step-3 Move it around in circular motions and work on the impurities.
Step-4 Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse it off using warm water.
Step-5 Splash some cold water to close the pore.

Tomato And Milk

Things you will need:

Tomato2 tbsp
Raw Milk2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a fresh bowl, add 2 tbsp of tomato and 2 tbsp of raw milk into it.
  2. Now, take a pump bottle and add both the ingredients in it.
  3. Shake it really well to mix both it really well.
  4. Cleanse your face and take a cotton ball. Pump some of the mix concoction onto it.
  5. Leave it for 5 minutes and then rinse it off with normal water.
  6. Pat dry with soft towel.
Tomato will work brilliantly for balancing the pH and tightening the pore. An open pore is what causes maximum problem. The dirt and gunk enters open pores and clog them which causes pimple and blemishes. The milk in it also reduce the inflammation of the skin caused due to pollution and other external factors. It also helps in moisturizing the skin and helping with a dry skin if you have that.

Tomato And Rose Water

Things you will need:

Tomato1-2 tbsp
Rose Water4 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a tomato and cut it into pieces. Blend it and juice it out.
  2. Now, take a fresh bowl, add 1-2 tbsp of the freshly blended tomato juice and add 4 tbsp of rose water into it.
  3. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  4. Cleanse your face and apply this onto it. Gently massage it in upward circular motion.
  5. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it off and pat dry.
Rose water has been a part of the beauty industry since time unknown. Tomato is a great ingredient that helps in cleaning the top most layer off impurities like dirt, gunk and pollution. Rose water also helps in cooling the skin and balancing the pH balance as well. The tomato will also help in sucking off the excess oil.

Tomato And Cucumber

Things you will need:

Cucumber1/2
Tomato1

Process:

  1. Take a cucumber and cut it in half.
  2. Take 1 tomato and chop it into pieces. Toss it into the blender and blend.
  3. Blend together and then pour it out in a bowl.
  4. Apply it onto your face and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off using cold water.
Cucumber is a great light ingredient to freshen up the skin cells and clear off all the gunk from it. You can use it every single day as a natural cleanser instead of those chemical paraben ones. The tomato cleanses the dirt and gunk and also help in lightening the skin tone. The cucumber on the other hand is a cooling agent and also contributes in removing the impurity.

Tomato And Baking Soda

Things you will need:

Tomato1 small
Baking soda2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a small tomato and cut it into small pieces. Add it to the blender.
  2. Once done, pour it out on a cup and add 2 tbsp of baking soda into it. Mix well.
  3. Apply it on your face, scrub a little and then leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with cold waters. Pat dry.
This tomato and baking soda cleanser is a great way to get rid of all impurities. They are great anti oxidants which help in repairing the skin as well as rejuvenating it too. It also contains magnesium which will help in preventing pre mature aging signs. Baking soda on the other hand works on dirt, blemishes, gunk, pollution and all the external factors that cause a damage to the skin.

Tomato And Turmeric Cleanser

Things you will need:

Tomato1 Medium
Turmeric Powder3 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a tomato medium sized and cut it into two halves.
  2. Now take a small plate, fill it with 2 tbsp of turmeric powder.
  3. Dip the two halves of tomato into the turmeric powder and apply it directly onto the skin.
  4. Rub it onto the face in circular motions for 5 minutes and then rinse it off. Pat dry.
Turmeric is a great ingredient for skin. It is an antiseptic hence it will help work on damaged skin really well. It will penetrate the pores really deep and repair it from deep within. It is also great and works wonders for dark skin and spots. The tomato on the other hand will suck the oil out and also clear pores. It will also work on impurities, and do the cleansing job really well.

Step 2 - Exfoliation

The next step after cleansing the skin is exfoliation. It is what a lot of people also call scrubbing. This is the process which really opens up the pores and go deep within the layers to clear the gunk from there. Again, there are a lot of scrubs available in the market ranging from tea tree, charcoal, walnut, apricot however the more the natural, the better it is. Tomato when seeped into the layers of skin can help control the excess sebum creation which clogs the pores and start all the problems. It can also help in balancing the pH and scrubbing out all the dead skin that sits in the layers as well as on top of it. However, tomato might not be good enough and you might need an extra couple of ingredients to add into the scrub. For that there are recipes and a step by step procedure mentioned below. 

How To Scrub Using Tomato 

Step-1: Take a tomato and cut it in half.
Step-2: Take a fresh plate and pour our about 2 tbsp of sugar or any preferred ingredient which will work as a great exfoliator. You can also use flour or oatmeals for it.
Step-3: Dip the sliced tomato onto the ingredient directly or you can also use a binding agent like honey so that the exfoliating ingredient sticks better.
Step-4: Cleanse your face and gently apply this onto your skin.
Step-5: Rub it in round and circular motion.
Step-6: Do this for 5 days and then rinse it off using warm water first.
Step-7: Splash some cold water next to close the pore. Tadaa, you are done!

Tomato Scrub For Oily Skin

Tomato And Oatmeal Scrub

Things you will need:

Tomato1 Large
Grounded Oats1/2 plate
Sugar1/2 plate

Process:

  1. Take a plate and fill it with grounded oats and sugar into it.
  2. Take a large tomato and cut it into half. Now dip the tomato into the oatmeal and sugar mix.
  3. Apply it directly onto the skin and rub it to exfoliate.
  4. Rub it into circular motion and leave it on for 5 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off using cold water to close the pores.
Oatmeal is a great natural exfoliator. It helps in taking all the dead skin and the gunk out from the pores which clogs up and create a problem in terms of skins health. Tomato is a natural bleaching agent so it will work amazingly when it comes to lightening the skin complexion and reducing the dark spots. It also helps in soothing the skin whilst treating the problem.

Tomato, Oatmeal And Lemon

Things you will need:

Tomato1 Ripe
Oatmeal2 tbsp
Lemon1/2

Process:

  1. Take 1 ripe tomato and cut them into small pieces. Squeeze it to extract the juice.
  2. Take a fresh bowl, add the freshly extracted tomato juice, 2 tbsp oatmeal and squeeze in half a lemon into it.
  3. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  4. Cleanse your face and apply this mix onto your skin. Leave it on for 5 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off using cold water and then pat dry.
This is a great exfoliator when you have n oily skin. It also helps in tightening the skin and squeezing the pores. it also helps in removing the dirt and gun of the face. The lemon also controls the oil secretion whilst helping in skin lightening. The lemon will also help the tomato to penetrate the skin and repair all the damage from deep within.

Tomato Scrub For Dry Skin

Tomato And Oil Scrub

Things you will need:

Tomato Chopped1 Large
Sugar2 Cups
Coconut Oil3/4th cup
Essential Oil5-20 drops

Process:

  1. Take one large tomato and chop them into small pieces and set it aside.
  2. Take a fresh bowl and add the finely chopped tomato in it. Add 2 cup of sugar, 3/4th cup of coconut oil and 5-20 drops of essential oil into it.
  3. Mix both the ingredients really well and transfer it into a container.
  4. Store it in the refrigerator. Scoop some out whenever you want to scrub and apply it onto your face and exfoliate in circular motion.
  5. Do it for 5 minutes and then rinse it off using cold water. Pat dry.
Oils are a great ingredient when you have

Tomato Scrub For Combination Skin

Tomato And Sugar

Things you will need:

Tomato1
Sugar3 Tbsp

Process:

  1. Take 2 tbsp of sugar onto a plate.
  2. Take a tomato and cut it into half. Dip it into the sugar and rub it onto your face.
  3. Rub it really gently but well onto the skin and exfoliate for a good 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rise it off using cold water and pat dry.

Sugar is a great ingredient when it comes to exfoliating the skin off dirt. It helps in clearing the dead skin off and making it super smooth. Apart from that, it helps in absorbing oxygen while delaying the aging signs. It also helps in cleansing and rejuvenating the skin as well.

Step 3 - Toning

While cold water is enough to shut the pores down, sometimes you need something extra. A toner is that extra that comes in handy. It ensures that the pores are shut and it also ensures that skins pH is balanced. Also, there is a chance that some dirt might come on top of the skin during the process of cleansing and exfoliating but somehow still is on the skin, the toner ensures that it leaves it entirely. It also sucks out excess oil and controls sebum creation which triggers all the problem in the first place. However, market based toners mostly comes with alcohol and other chemical in it which can be really harmful for the skin. It might work brilliantly for the skin at that moment but when you look at it in long run, it is going to leave it dried up. That is when comes nature to rescue. Here is a natural tomato remedy to tone the skin and treat it well. 

How To Tone Using Tomato 

Step-1: A toner needs to be in a liquid form so make sure it is all in the form of concoctions.
Step-2: Next, take a spray bottle and add whichever ingredient you have chosen. Shake it well so that it mixes.
Step-3: Now, you can either directly spray some out and using your gentle fingers massage it in or you can take some on a cotton pad and then apply it onto the skin.
Step-4: Let your skin absorb it and then move onto the last step.

Tomato And Lemon

Things you will need:

Tomato Juice1/2 cup
Lemon1/2

Process:

  1. Take a large tomato and cut it into small pieces. Squeeze it really nice to extract about 1/2 a cup of tomato juice.
  2. Take a spray bottle and add both the ingredients really well. Shake well so that the ingredients mix really well.
  3. Cleanse your face really nice and spray the concoction onto the face.
  4. Leave it on till it absorbs into the skin completely.
A toners biggest function is to balance the pH and close the pores tight. Tomatoes have all these properties and it is a great ingredient when it comes to doing all of this because it is naturally sufficient for it. The lemon acts as a natural bleaching agent and it helps in lightening the damage that the sun cause. So this way, it is an over all repair experience.

Step 4 - Face Mask

The last but the most important step when it comes to a facial is the mask. While it is a myth or a confusion that toners should be applied after the mask, it is actually before it that this step should be performed. A mask is the sealing deal where you pack everything and conclude this wonderful face rejuvenation treatment. The best part about a mask is how creative you can get with it. 

You can mix and match ingredients that will best support a skin type like yours and work accordingly. Tomato is a great ingredient and you already know it by now. But what if you can further enhance the effect by adding in other ingredients and making a mask out of it. Here is list of masks that can work wonders for you.

Pore Tightening Face Mask

# Tomato Lemon Mask

Things you will need:

Lemon2-4 drops
Tomato Juice1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1 tbsp of tomato juice and 2-4 drops of lemon juice into it.
  2. Mix it really well and apply it onto your face.
  3. Let it sit for 15 minute and then rinse it off using cold water.
  4. Pat skin using a soft towel.
Don't overuse this treatment as it can cause a burning sensation. Use it only once every week. Tomatoes has properties that help in reducing the pores and lightning the spots as well. The lemon in it will also help in lightening the skill complexion.

# Tomato And Buttermilk

Things you will need:

Tomato1/2 Large
Buttermilk1 Tbsp
Sea Salt2-3 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take half a tomato and mash it nice to take the juice out of it.
  2. Use a fresh bowl and transfer the tomato juice into it.
  3. Add in 1 tbsp of buttermilk and 2-3 Tsp of salt in there. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  4. Clean your face and apply this mix onto your face.
  5. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off using warm water
  6. Splash some cold water to close the pores.
Buttermilk is great ingredient that helps in cooling the agitation that impurities from the external factors cause. Tomato cleanses and balances the pH. It also helps in reducing the size of the pores while the sea salt acts as a great exfoliator. If you are someone who is facing a problem related to dehydrated skin, this mask can be your best bet.

Mask For Oily Skin

# Tomato And Banana Mask

Tomato1
Banana1
Flour2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a tomato and cut them into tiny pieces. Squeeze it real nice to extract the juice.
  2. In a fresh bowl, add the squeezed juice and 2 tbsp of flour into it.
  3. Take one banana and cut them into small pieces and toss it into the bowl.
  4. Mash them and mix all the ingredients really well.
  5. Cleanse you face and apply this mask onto it.
  6. Leave it on for 25 minutes or till it dries entirely.
  7. Rinse it off with cold water and pat dry using a soft towel.
Banana acts as a great ingredient when it comes to moisturizing the skin. The flour helps in brightening the skin and hydrating it enough to make the face look young and fresh. The tomato on the other hand helps in cleansing the skin and removing all the impurities from the first layer of the skin. When mixed together, it helps in sucking off the excess oil whilst maintaining the right amount of moisture in.

# Tomato, Yoghurt And Mint

Things you will need:

Fuller Earth1 tbsp
Tomato Juice1/2 Ripe
Cucumber1 tbsp
Mint Leaves1 Tsp
Yoghurt1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a tomato and cut it into small pieces. Make a juice out of it. Take a cucumber and make a paste out of it.
  2. Take some mint leaves and put it in a pestle and mortar. Crush them really well.
  3. Take a fresh bowl, add in tomato juice, 1 tbsp of cucumber fiber, 1 Tsp crushed mint, 1 Tsp of yoghurt and 1 tbsp of fuller earth into it.
  4. Mix all the ingredients really well and apply it onto the face.
  5. Let it sit for 15 minute and then rinse it off.
Do this 1-2 times in a week. All the ingredients involved in this helps in keeping the skin dry and away from all sorts of oil. It is great for acne and blemish as well. The cucumber will also help in freshening up the skin. The fuller earth also helps in sucking up the excess oil and leaving the skin moisturized enough but away from excess oil.

# Tomato And Honey

Things you will need:

Tomato1 Large
Honey1 tbsp
Olive Oil1 tbsp
Lemon Juice1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take 1 large tomato and cut it into small pieces. Squeeze it real nice to take all the juice out.
  2. Take a fresh bowl and add freshly squeezed tomato juice into it.
  3. Now, add 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of lemon juice into it.
  4. Mix all the ingredients really well and apply it onto the cleansed face.
  5. Leave it on for 10 minutes or until it dries.
  6. Rinse it off using cold water and pat dry.
This is perfect for a normal skin type. The tomato helps in cleansing the skin and taking the impurities off from the very first layer of the skin. The honey and olive both helps in moisturizing the skin and the lemon helps in lightening the skin complexion. It is also a great ingredient when it comes to working on spots as well as on sun tans.

Mask For Dry Skin

# Tomato And Olive Oil

Things you will need:

Olive Oil1 tbsp
Tomato Juice2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and 2 tbsp of tomato juice into it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  3. Apply it onto your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off using warm water and then pat dry.
The problem with dry skin is how patchy and flaky it can become. You will need something extremely moisturizing to keep it nourished and soft. Olive oil is the perfect ingredient for it. It has a great amount mono unsaturated fats which contributes towards moisturizing the skin. The tomato on the other hand helps in clearing the skin off otherwise.

# Almond flour And Tomato

Things you will need:

CucumberSmall Piece
Tomato Juice1/4th Ripe
Almond Flour1-2 tbsp
Fuller Earth1/2 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a cucumber, cut them into small pieces and make a paste out of it.
  2. Take a fresh bowl, add cucumber paste, juice of 1/4th tomato, 1-2 tbsp of almond flour and 1/2 Tsp of fuller earth into it.
  3. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  4. Apply it onto your cleansed face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off using cold water and pat dry.
Almonds are the ingredient that nourish the skin and add oil to them. It moisturize the skin and help in avoiding any sort of a flakiness from the skin. They are also rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, which very easily and quickly absorb into the skin. It also improves the complexion as well as  skin elasticity.

Mask For Sun-Burn

#Tomato And Yoghurt

Things you will need:

Yoghurt2 tbsp
Tomato1 Medium

Process:

  1. Take a tomato and cut them in small pieces, add it to a mortar and pestle and crush it in it.
  2. Take a fresh bowl, pour it into it and 2 tbsp of yoghurt into it.
  3. Mix it really well.
  4. apply it onto your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  5. Once done, rinse it off using cold water to shut the pores.
Yoghurt is a great ingredient when it comes to cooling the face. The face tends to get agitated due to pollution and gunk and it is important to cool it down. It also helps in removing oil from the skin. Also, this is a great cooling agent so it helps with sun burns as well.

# Tomato And Aloe Vera

Things you will need:

Tomato Juice2 tbsp
Aloe Vera1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a fresh bowl, add 2 tbsp of fresh tomato juice and scoop out 1 tbsp of aloe Vera gel into it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  3. Cleanse the face really well with some cold water and then apply the mask onto your face.
  4. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse it off using lukewarm water.
  5. Splash some more cold water and pat dry using a soft towel.
Aloe Vera is the most trusted cooling agent when it comes to the skin. It helps in soothing the skin which is agitated because of external factors like gunk, dirt and pollution. The tomato can sting a little on skin which has broken out and the aloe Vera tames that feeling. Together, they are great ingredients to work on the skin and repair the damages.

Mask For Deep Cleansing

Avocado And Tomato

Things you will need:

Avocado1
Tomato1 Medium

Process:

  1. Take an avocado and cut it in half. Scoop it out and pour it into a bowl.
  2. Take a tomato and cut it into small pieces. Add it into a mortar and pestle and crush it.
  3. Add it to the avocado and mix both of them really well.
  4. Cleanse your face and apply it onto your face. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off and pat dry.
These are great ingredients when it comes to decreasing the pore size. It will also help in cooling the skin whilst hydrating the skin. It will also work as a great antiseptic. Using this twice every week will help the skin feel younger and more refreshed. This mask also penetrates deep into the pores and work on pimples and oil.

Now that you have such a detailed idea about how you can use which procedure to combat which problem, we believe that the next time you face any problem with respect to skin, tomatoes are where you look for, for all your answers. Go natural, Keep glowing!

Tomato Facial At Home

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