Tomato For Face: Benefits and How To Use on Your Skin

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Tomato is not just vegetable it is more than that. It is used for enhancing the taste of dishes and used in many products such as tomato ketchup, sauce and chutney (in India).

Tomatoes are good source of antioxidants, minerals and amino acids. Such important properties make tomatoes good for your face. Many people use tomatoes as a daily skincare routine to get soft, clear and glowing skin.

Besides this, tomatoes are high in vitamin A, C and potassium which can help to turn your dull, dry or tamed skin into glowing and clear skin.

There are few other benefits of applying tomatoes on your face or skin, have a look at it.

Benefits of tomato on face or skin

1. Great for reducing acne - Tomato contains lycopene, it is a antioxidant which gives tomatoes red color. Along with lycopene, tomatoes are good source of vitamin C and A which not only boost your immune system but also promote skin health. Tomatoes are acidic in nature that helps to get clear skin.

  • Cut a tomato and rub on your face, leave it for 15 minutes before washing your skin.
  • For better result do this daily, you can also apply mashed tomato pulp on your face.

2. Control Oiliness - Although oily skin helps to moisturize and protect your skin, but too much oil create skin problems like clogged pores and acne. Rubbing tomato on your skin can reduce oiliness.

  • Mashed a tomato and mix 1 tsp of lemon juice and apply on your face, leave it for 5-10 minutes then wash your face with plain or warm water, it can help to control oiliness.
  • Lemon juice contains antibacterial properties which also help you get clear and acne free skin.

3. Brightens your skin - Dead skin cells make your skin looks dull and damaged. Vitamin deficiency can lead to dull, dry or flaky skin. Tomatoes can nourish your skin that helps to restore your natural skin glow.

  • For skin-health tomato contains nutrients such as vitamin A, C and E that promotes natural skin glow.
  • Mix tomato juice with cucumber juice and apply on your skin and wait until it dries out.
  • It will also give you refreshing feeling.

4. Keep your skin hydrated and shrink pores - Hydration is important for whole body, your skin cells require water to function properly. Dry, dull, enlarged pores or flaky skin indicates that your skin is dehydrated.

  • Tomatoes can help to restore water in your skin and shrink the size of pores.
  • You can also drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
  • Mix few drops of lemon juice with tomato juice and apply it on your face to get rid of large pores then wash your face after 5 minutes.

5. Tomato helps to moisturize your skin - Dry skin causes wrinkles and fine lines. You can also use tomatoes as a natural home remedy to treat dry skin. Tomato loaded with potassium and other essential nutrients which could moisturize your skin.

  • Potassium in tomatoes help to moisturize your skin.
  • When combined with aloe-vera gel it also helps to retain your skin natural oil.

6. Reduces signs of skin aging - Tomatoes are loaded with B vitamins such as B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, and B9 (folic acid) which play important role in reducing skin related aging.

  • All of these vitamins is knows as their anti aging properties which slow down your skin aging and reduces wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and age spots.
  • For more benefits you can mix 1 tablespoon of castor oil in your tomato pulp or juice, and gently massage your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then wash your face with plain water.

7. Exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells - Exfoliation helps to clean your pores and remove dead skin cells which reduces the size of your skin pores. Citric acid in tomatoes help to remove blackheads and help you get rid of clogged pores.

  • Make tomato sugar scrub, apply on your face and massage gently.
  • This tomato scrub nourish, cleans, remove dead cells and give you clean and radiant skin.
  • You can use this 2-3 times a week.

8. Soft and younger looking skin - Your body makes collagen which keeps your skin from sagging, gives your skin attractive youthful look. But at certain age your body produces less collagen, but tomato contains vitamin C which helps to:

  • Keep the collagen in your skin and improve your skin texture.
  • It also helps to improve your skin elasticity that promotes youthful and glowing skin.
  • Rub a fresh tomato or apply tomato juice on your skin or face, you can also mix aloe vera gel or coconut oil, for better result

9. Remove tanning - If your want to get rid of tanning by using home remedies then you should definitely use tomato to de-tan your skin. However tanning occurs when your skin expose to UV rays because they affect melanin in your skin. Tomatoes can help you get rid of tanning and make your skin glowing.

  • Mash a tomato and mix with 1 tbsp coconut oil and honey.
  • Apply it on your face with circular motion and leave this for 10-15 minutes before washing your face.
  • It also great remedy for dry skin because it moisturize your skin.

10. Protect against sunburn - Tomato juice can help to treat sunburn. Add some cucumber juice in mashed tomato and 8-9 crushed mint leaves. Apply them on affected area to reduce effects of sunburn.

  • Cucumbers can help because of their cooling properties also they are high in water.
  • Mint also known by its cooling quality as it gives your skin cooling and soothing effect.
  • Tomatoes has anti-inflammatory effect such as vitamin C, E and beta carotene, they help to ease sunburn effects when applied on affected area


This tiny food not only good for your health but it also rich source of important nutrients that promotes smooth and clear skin.

Tomatoes are easily available in every kitchen, you can not only use it as externally also consuming tomato provide you enough nutrients which double the benefits.

You can use it regular on your skin care routine for better results. However antioxidant present in tomatoes also great for improving your health which protects you from UV rays and other diseases.

You can also use it to make salad. So use tomato juice or pulp on your skin daily to get glowing, clear, younger looking skin.


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