Top 10 Tomato Face Mask Recipes for All Skin Types

By Aniela M / February 15, 2020

Tomatoes aren't just a yummy fruit (yes, tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable) you put in your salads and sandwiches, but they're also amazing at curing a multitude of skin problems! These are the top 10 tomato face mask recipes that are for all skin types. Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, or acne prone skin, there's a tomato face mask recipe for everyone!

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Benefits of Tomatoes for Skin

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Before we go ahead and dive into these recipes, you may be wondering, why tomatoes? What makes this fruit so great for treating skin conditions? For starters, tomatoes are packed full of vitamins and minerals. They're full of vitamin C, folic acid, phenolic compounds, and carotenoids.

  • Vitamin C helps to improve collagen and elastin production in the skin. Collagen and elastin is what makes our skin stay young, supple, and firm. Over time, as we get older, our skin produces less and less collagen and elastin.
  • The pulp in tomatoes is naturally antibacterial and antifungal, making is perfect for those with oily and acne prone skin.
  • Tomatoes contain antioxidant and bleaching properties, which can help fade scars, dark spots, age spots, and sun spots. Additionally, they can also protect the skin from sun damage.
  • Helps the balance the skin's pH levels, which can naturally balance oil production.
  • Helps to fade away crow's feet, fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
  • Tomatoes contain lycopene which provides photodamage protection.
  • Helps to tighten pores and remove dead skin cells by gently exfoliating and minimizing enlarged pores.

As you can see, tomatoes have a slew of skin benefits, and today we'll share with you our top 10 tomato face mask recipes for all different types of skin!

10 Tomato Face Mask Recipes

#1. Tomato Face Mask for Dry Skin

Tomato Face Mask for Dry Skin

You'll Need:

  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

  1. Cut the ripe tomato in half, and in small bowl, squeeze out all of the liquid.
  2. Mix in the olive oil and apply to a clean face.
  3. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Why This Works:

Because olive oil contains fatty acids, it will hydrate and nourish dry skin. The tomato juice helps to exfoliate dead skin cells, leaving skin soft and smooth after just one use.

How Often Should I Use This?

For best results, use this mask once or twice a week.

#2. Tomato Face Mask for Dark Circles

Tomato Face Mask for Dark Circles

You'll Need:

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix both ingredients together until well mixed.
  2. Apply to the under eye area and anywhere else where you may have dark spots.
  3. Let sit for about 10 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Why This Works:

Tomato is a natural skin lightener, meaning it will lighten dark spots and areas on the skin. Aloe vera naturally hydrates and moisturizes dry skin, and also contains antioxidants anti-inflammatory properties that rejuvenate the skin.

How Often Should I Use This?

For best results, use once in the morning and once at night.

#3. Tomato Face Mask for Oily Skin

Tomato Face Mask for Oily Skin

You'll Need:

  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • 1/4 mashed cucumber

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, squeeze out all of the tomato juice.
  2. To that, add the mashed cucumber.
  3. For best results, pulse in a food processor or blender.
  4. Apply the mixture to clean skin using a cotton pad or your fingers.
  5. Let sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Why This Works:

Cucumbers can help to tighten the skin, shrink enlarged pores, and also get rid of blackheads. It also balances the skin's pH, meaning it can regular the over-production of sebum (oil). The tomato will help with controlling breakouts and preventing future acne.

How Often Should I Use This?

For best results, use this mask twice a week.

#4. Tomato Face Mask for Acne

tea tree oil

You'll Need:

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, squeeze out all of the juice from the tomato. Mix in jojoba oil and tea tree oil.
  2. Apply all over face or wherever breakouts are.
  3. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Why This Works:

Jojoba oil helps to control excess oil production, as well as adding moisture without leaving skin oily. Tea tree oil is naturally used in acne products because it is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial.

How Often Should I Use This?

For best results, use this mask 2-3 times a week.

#5. Tomato Face Mask for Dark Skin

Tomato Face Mask for Dark Skin

You'll Need:

  • 1 small ripe tomato
  • 1 tsp yogurt
  • 2 tbsp gram flour
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • a pinch of turmeric

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mash the tomato and mix in the rest of the ingredients until a smooth paste forms.
  2. Apply all over cleansed skin and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with cold water and pat dry.

Why This Works:

Gram flour gently exfoliates the skin, getting rid of dead skin cells, and therefore brightening dull, ashy skin. Tomatoes and turmeric help with dark spots and discoloration, while honey is antiseptic and antibacterial. Yogurt also helps to exfoliate and leaves skin glowing.

How Often Should I Use This?

For best results, use once or twice a week.

#6. Tomato Face Mask for Combination Skin

Tomato Face Mask for Combination Skin

You'll Need:

  • 1 tbsp tomato pulp
  • 1 tbsp mashed avocado

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the tomato pulp and mashed avocado until a smooth paste forms.
  2. Apply all over face and neck and leave on for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Why This Works:

Tomato helps to balance the skin's pH, meaning it helps control oil production. Avocado will gently nourish and hydrate dry skin, leaving it smooth, supple, and glowing.

How Often Should I Use This?

For best results, once this mask once or twice a week.

#7. Brightening Tomato Mask

Brightening Tomato Mask

You'll Need:

Directions:

  1. To a blender or food processor, add the tomato until smooth.
  2. Mix in with lemon juice and apply to clean face and neck.
  3. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with cool water.

Why This Works:

Lemon juice is a natural astringent and cleanser, and will therefore cleanse and brighten the skin. Tomatoes help to exfoliate and get rid of dead skin cells.

How Often Should I Use This?

For best results, use once or twice a week.

#8. Tomato Face Mask for Blackheads

Tomato Face Mask for Blackheads

You'll Need:

  • 1-2 tbsp fresh tomato pulp
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together until the mixture becomes a smooth consistency.
  2. Once smooth, warm up in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Let cool for a few seconds.
  3. Apply all over face and neck and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with lukewarm water by massaging the mask gently into the skin, as if scrubbing.

Why This Works:

Oatmeal helps to remove dirt, debris, and impurities from the skin. Yogurt contain lactic acid which helps to remove dead skin cells and blackheads.

How Often Should I Use This?

For best results, use this mask twice a week.

#9. Tomato Mask For Glowing Skin

sandalwood powder

You'll Need:

  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • 2 tbsp sandalwood powder
  • a pinch of turmeric

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mash up the ripe tomato really well. If need be, add to a food processor or blender.
  2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and apply evenly to face and neck.
  3. Let sit for 15 minutes and rinse off with cold water. Pat dry.

Why This Works:

Sandalwood powder is the ingredient that helps give skin that beautiful glow! It helps removes discoloration and helps to soften skin.

How Often Should I Use This?

For best results, use every other day to brighten dull skin.

#10. Tomato & Sugar Scrub

Tomato and Sugar Scrub

You'll Need:

  • Half a tomato
  • Sugar

Directions:

  1. Cut a tomato in half and sprinkle with enough white sugar to cover the cut side of the tomato.
  2. In slow, circular motions, rub against cleansed skin, focusing on oily areas such as the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin).
  3. Rinse off with cold water and pat dry.

Why This Works:

Tomatoes act as natural skin lighteners, meaning they will help fade away dark spots, acne scars, age spots, and sun spots. They also help brighten dull skin and balance skin's pH, regulating the amount of oil that is being produced. The sugar acts as a natural exfoliator.

How Often Should I Use This?

For best results, use once or twice a week.

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10 Tomato Face Mask Recipes

These 10 tomato face mask recipes can help control excess oil, prevent breakouts, add moisture to dry skin, and brighten dull, uneven skin.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Skin Care
Cuisine: Face Mask
Keyword: face mask, skin care, tomato face mask
Servings: 1
Calories: 1kcal
Cost: $2

Ingredients

#1. Tomato Face Mask for Dry Skin

  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1 tsp olive oil

#2. Tomato Face Mask for Dark Circles

  • 1 tsp tomato juice
  • 4-5 drops aloe vera gel

#3. Tomato Face Mask for Oily Skin

  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • 1/4 mashed cucumber

#4. Tomato Face Mask for Acne

  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil
  • 2-5 drops tea tree oil

#5. Tomato Face Mask for Dark Skin

  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1 tsp yogurt
  • 2 tbsp gram flour
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 pinch turmeric

#6. Tomato Face Mask for Combination Skin

  • 1 tbsp tomato pulp
  • 1 tbsp mashed avocado

#7. Brightening Tomato Mask

  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice

#8. Tomato Face Mask for Blackheads

  • 1-2 tbsp fresh tomato pulp
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt

#9. Tomato Mask For Glowing Skin

  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • 2 tbsp sandalwood powder
  • 1 pinch turmeric

#10. Tomato & Sugar Scrub

  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • sugar

Instructions

#1. Tomato Face Mask for Dry Skin

  • Cut the ripe tomato in half, and in small bowl, squeeze out all of the liquid.
  • Mix in the olive oil and apply to a clean face.
  • Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

#2. Tomato Face Mask for Dark Circles

  • In a small bowl, mix both ingredients together until well mixed.
  • Apply to the under eye area and anywhere else where you may have dark spots.
  • Let sit for about 10 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

#3. Tomato Face Mask for Oily Skin

  • In a bowl, squeeze out all of the tomato juice.
  • To that, add the mashed cucumber.
  • For best results, pulse in a food processor or blender.
  • Apply the mixture to clean skin using a cotton pad or your fingers.
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

#4. Tomato Face Mask for Acne

  • In a small bowl, squeeze out all of the juice from the tomato. Mix in jojoba oil and tea tree oil.
  • Apply all over face or wherever breakouts are.
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.

#5. Tomato Face Mask for Dark Skin

  • In a small bowl, mash the tomato and mix in the rest of the ingredients until a smooth paste forms.
  • Apply all over cleansed skin and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with cold water and pat dry.

#6. Tomato Face Mask for Combination Skin

  • In a small bowl, mix the tomato pulp and mashed avocado until a smooth paste forms.
  • Apply all over face and neck and leave on for 10 minutes.
  • Remove with lukewarm water and pat dry.

#7. Brightening Tomato Mask

  • To a blender or food processor, add the tomato until smooth.
  • Mix in with lemon juice and apply to clean face and neck.
  • Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with cool water.

#8. Tomato Face Mask for Blackheads

  • In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together until the mixture becomes a smooth consistency.
  • Once smooth, warm up in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Let cool for a few seconds.
  • Apply all over face and neck and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water by massaging the mask gently into the skin, as if scrubbing.

#9. Tomato Mask For Glowing Skin

  • In a small bowl, mash up the ripe tomato really well. If need be, add to a food processor or blender.
  • Mix in the rest of the ingredients and apply evenly to face and neck.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes and rinse off with cold water. Pat dry.

#10. Tomato & Sugar Scrub

  • Cut a tomato in half and sprinkle with enough white sugar to cover the cut side of the tomato.
  • In slow, circular motions, rub against cleansed skin, focusing on oily areas such as the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin).
  • Rinse off with cold water and pat dry.

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gabby_88
3 months ago

I use tomato juice for my dark circles all the time and its made such a huge difference! Love the way it feels on the skin too, especially if it’s taken out of the fridge.