Tomatoes are known to be rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. Using tomatoes in the face pack aids in reducing the appearance of blemishes and make your skin spotless. Many home remedy followers swear by using tomatoes for hyperpigmentation issues as well. Tomatoes are also helpful with those with oily skin because of its astringent properties. You may have used a tomato face wash from the store but try to go natural when you are DIYing your own face packs. Here are some ways to use tomatoes in your face pack.
Tomato and cucumber face pack- Mixing two of the natures best findings, when mixed together, provides the best soothing and cooling effect along with helping to make the skin glow. Mix tomato juice with two tablespoons of cucumber paste. Add one tablespoon of honey to this face pack. Apply on your face and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water. Cucumber also works as a mild astringent along with providing a cooling effect, thus making it perfect for people with oily skin. (Book source: 'Health Benefits: From Foods and Spices')
Fuller's earth and tomato juice pack- Mix 1 tablespoon Fuller’s earth with 1-2 tablespoons tomato juice to make this pack. Apply it on your face, leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. Pat your face till its dry and don't forget to apply a face moisturiser. The Multani mitti (fuller's earth) cleans the pores and tightens them whereas the tomato helps in giving a natural glow to your face,
Tomato pulp- Tomato is one of the best natural ingredient found for effective tan removal. This one is the easiest face pack to make when you are running out of time. According to Kushneet Kukreja, ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition, tomatoes are very effective in opening up clogged pores as well as for tan removal. Mash raw tomatoes into a pulp and mix it with honey before massaging it onto your face. Let the face pack dries out after which you can rinse your face with lukewarm water. This face pack can be used on a daily basis to remove suntan.
(Source: Evidence-based article by Kushneet Kukreja, ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition)