Oct 14, 2011

DIY Beauty Fridays: Homemade Face Mask for Oily/Acneic Skin

I get asked all the time about ways to prevent acne, pimples or blackheads from ever popping up on your face.  Life would be so much better if we never ever had to deal with these issues again HOWEVER, life is not that fair.  Are there things that can be done to ease your skin into tranquil-dom???  Absolutely there are and one of those things is using tomatoes.

Lemon and Tomato Facial Mask

1 over-ripe tomato (inside scooped out and mashed)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp instant oatmeal

Puree all ingredients in a blender.  (Ensure you add the mashed tomato insides).  Apply mask straight to freshly clean skin and leave on for 15 minutes.  Rinse off with warm water and moisturize as normal.

Why this works: Tomatoes, as well as lemon juice, fantastic for preventing acne and blackheads.  The tomato, itself, has many antioxidizing qualities and actually tightens the pores which can prevent acne from even forming.  Plus, your skin will love that you're using natural ingredients!!

**This is a great mask for someone that has oily/acneic skin.  I want to make that clear because lemon juice (for normal/sensitive skin) can, at times, be drying.  If you do have normal skin, I would recommend adding only a 1/4 tsp of lemon juice (or axing it all together.).**

PS - My friend, Ariella (who you know from her numerous guest posts) has recently launched her Holistic Nutrition Practice.  So, if you live in the Vancouver area and are looking for a nutrionist, look no further than Ariella.  Check out her website here!

XO Christina

5 comments:

  1. Great recipe!! Can't wait to try it! xo

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  2. Thanks so much Bronwen! This is a great mask and your skin will love it

    xo

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  3. I like this one! I can't stand the smell of yogurt, so I can never use those masks. Can't wait to try it out! ♥

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  4. I'll have to try it! My skin has been more break out prone lately :)

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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