Natural Skin Care Solution 1: Tomato and Lemon Juice

May 12, 2008 by ChelleT  
Published in Skin

How tomato and lemon juice can be a part of your regular skin regimen.

Tomato is known for its many nutritional and health benefits. Lycopene is the phytochemical in tomatoes that gives it the distinct red color. Other fruits and vegetables have lycopene also.

Lycopene is also a potent anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants are good for preventing cancers, slows down skin aging and helps prevent other diseases.

You can find facial scrubs and skin care treatments that contain lycopene. But nothing really beats the real thing; the natural way is better and it gives real-time results as well.

If you love tomatoes in your salad, you’ll also love it as a skin care regimen. Couple it up with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for added vitamins and natural oils.

Here’s how to prepare your own skin regimen.

  • You only 2 ingredients: 1 red tomato and the juice of one lemon
  • Slice the tomato in half
  • Use one of the halves and make a few slices out it. Put it a small bowl.
  • Pour the lemon juice on the tomato slices
  • Put the tomato with lemon juice in the fridge and cool for at least 30 minutes
  • Make sure to rinse your face, neck and arms with plain water. Dry before rubbing the tomato slices.
  • Rub your skin with the tomato soaked in lemon juice. You may also use the rub to your entire body. But try using it on your face, neck and arms first to see the effect.
  • Leave the tomato rub on your skin for at least 15 minutes
  • Rinse your skin with plain water and dry

Tomatoes and lemon juice are rich in vitamins A and C. Anti-oxidants from the lycopene and vitamin C helps produce that rosy glow on your skin. This skin regimen is good for exfoliating and in providing your skin with the much needed nutrients.

You may use this regimen every day and you’ll see the improvement of your skin in a week’s time. If lemon juice irritates your skin, reduce the quantity or only use tomatoes instead.

Skin care shouldn’t be too expensive or complicated. It should also be healthy, safe and natural. If you want to try new products, why not try natural sources instead. They are cheaper, readily available and healthier.

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14 Responses to “Natural Skin Care Solution 1: Tomato and Lemon Juice”
  1. nomad_girl425 Says:

    I’ve never tried fruits and veggies as skin care. I might wanna give this one a try. =)

  2. karren Says:

    well i love experimenting natural sources, but never tried tomatoes & lemon yet, since it sounds really good, why not give it a try, right???

  3. chiz45 Says:

    I tried this regimen before commenting. As it turns out, it is good.

    You might want to experiment a little further like what I did with the tomatoes. I placed it in a food processor and pureed it before putting the lemon juice. Just like smooth salsa.

    It’s a good variation if you like it as a facial mask. Just my 2 cents. =)

  4. maddie rae Says:

    hey, if it’s good for the body it is good for the skin. nice one!

  5. dee gold Says:

    I’m glad I found your article.Great article!

  6. La Belle Says:

    Dear Dee Gold,

    Thank you very much. =)

    Take care.

  7. La Belle Says:

    To everyone,

    thank you for your comments and suggestions. Enjoy your tomato and lemon facial. =)

  8. chiek Says:

    am glad i read this article. i will try it starting today and will let you know if it has an effect on me.

  9. Lucas Dié Says:

    Thank you very much for this article. I have used it in mine :)

    http://www.healthmad.com/Nutrition/Healthy-Living-by-Tomato-and-Friends.346917

  10. University student Says:

    I came up with this article as i was making a study about essential components in Medicinal and aromatic plants. I agree with this article though not sure about the method of treatment. Lemon has provitamins and it has been proven that the lycopene acts as a antioxidant better than vitamin E. There has been an study about the longevity of people with diets rich in lycopene been larger than those with diets without it.

    Sorry spelling, not my main language

  11. ChelleT Says:

    hey guys,

    thanks for all your comments.

    @Lucas Dié, you’re welcome. and thanks for sharing it also on your article.

  12. Joliese Tan Says:

    i have never tried products like these …i just love to put rose water on face for skin care and than use a moisturizer…but i wanna atry some more homemade tips for skin care…thanks for article….

  13. Pia Says:

    thanks.. my skin looks amazing and its just been 3 days :)

  14. mohit Says:

    thanks ….i will try this !! :D :D


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