Acne can be frustrating, and even embarrassing, at nearly any age. The red, inflamed skin can even be painful. This common disease (and it is classified as a skin disease by the National Institute of Health) is the result of clogged follicles and glands.
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Though frustrating and uncomfortable, it isn’t dangerous according to the NIH. While getting rid of acne takes a bit of devotion to your skin care regimen, it doesn’t have to be expensive or take a lot of time. In fact, the solution to your breakouts may be growing in your vegetable garden.
Tomato as an acne cure
According to Positive Health Wellness, using tomato as part of your skin care routine can help clear up acne and reduce the appearance of acne scars. This fruit is high in several vitamins like Vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6. These vitamins in this tasty food help shrink pours 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.
Using tomato the right way
If you want to incorporate this fruit into your routine, check out a few of these ideas from Health Guidance.
Keep it simple:
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.