Breakouts really stink, especially if you have them often. Recently, I have been breaking out constantly. I never suffered from acne as a teen but now as adult I have noticed frequent breakouts. The problem for me is that over-the-counter acne treatments just dry my skin out and actually makes my skin peel off.
Luckily, I did some research and found that many women have the same problem. I also found a somewhat beauty recipe for using tomatoes to help get rid of acne. It seemed pretty cool, so I took that recipe and combined it with my own flare.
How can a tomato help heal acne? Tomatoes are full of vitamins that are essential to the skin. Some of the vitamins are vitamin C, vitamin A, and B1. Also, besides containing all of those awesome vitamins - tomatoes also contain protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and sulfur.
You will need:
- 1 tomato, ripe and chopped
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of any instant oatmeal
- 1 capsule of Vitamin E oil drained
All you really need to do is blend the ingredients together into a paste. Apply to the areas on the skin with blemishes.
Make sure that you apply the paste thicker to ensure that it doesn't drip off. Let this paste stay on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
As a side note - If you do not have Vitamin E oil, I would suggest using a 1/2 teapsoon of olive oil. This is helpful for more sensitive skin types because the lemon juice may dry skin out just a bit.