Tomatoes are a perfect ingredient for combating oily skin, as the acids in tomatoes help to control an oily build up in the skin’s pores – especially around the so-called T-Zone (the area covering the middle of the forehead and the nose). Astringent tomato preparations are also useful in clearing up acne and pimples.
To combat oiliness and clear pimples and acne, mix together:
- 2-3 teaspoons of natural tomato juice
- A few drops of natural cucumber extract
Using a cotton wool ball, gently cleanse the skin with this mixture, ensuring that the entire face is properly covered. Repeat with new balls of cotton wool until there are no traces of grime, dirt, or oil on the skin. Use this recipe on alternate days to alleviate excessive oil build up or blocked pores.