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3 Homemade Tomato Face Mask Recipes for Rosy and Radiant Skin

DIY Tomato Face Masks

Did you know that tomatoes are an excellent food for good skin?

Tomatoes provide natural sun protection from UV rays and promote youthful skin. Rich in lycopene, tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant that offers many benefits, including protection from UV rays, delaying skin aging, and protection from skin cancer.

Applying tomatoes on the skin is also just as beneficial as eating them. The humble tomato has cooling properties that soothe sunburn and also contains astringent properties that tighten large pores. Tomatoes even have natural acids in them that help regulates oily skin. Tomatoes also clear acne, deep cleanse pores, fight premature aging and lighten skin.

If you're in need of a new skincare mask, here are three homemade tomato face mask recipes.

Tomato Nutrients That Promote Healthy and Bright Skin

NutrientSkin Benefits

Vitamin A

It fades dark spots, clears blemishes, and smoothens out rough skin.


Slow down the aging process of the skin. Fight off free radicals that cause fine lines and damage to healthy skin cells.

Vitamin C

Helps build up collagen and maintain skin tautness and elasticity.


Composes the uppermost layer of skin and heals dry withered skin.


Solves dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells.


Slows down the aging process of the skin.

1. Tomato and Lemon Mask

Want to fade blemishes or improve your skin tone? This tomato and lemon face mask can help even out skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation and lighten acne scars.


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


  1. Blend 1/2 a tomato into a smooth puree
  2. Combine the tomato puree with 1/2-teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  3. Using a clean cotton ball, apply the mixture all over your face
  4. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes
  5. When the time is up, rinse off with cold water
  6. Pat dry
  7. Apply a drop of olive oil to moisturize

Benefits of Lemon for Your Skin

IngredientSkin Benefits

Lemon juice

Natural astringent and toner, tightens and shrinks large pores. Has antibacterial properties that destroy germs on the skin, and fades blemishes, acne scars, and dark spots.

2. Tomato and Honey Mask

Brighten your dull skin with a tomato and honey face mask. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which can slightly tan your skin, giving you that gorgeous glowing look.


  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Blend the tomato till you get a smooth puree
  2. Stir in the honey and mix well
  3. Apply the mixture to your face
  4. Sit for 15 minutes to allow the mixture to sink deep
  5. When the time is up, wash off with cold water
  6. Pat your face dry

Benefits of Honey for Your Skin

IngredientSkin Benefits


A natural humectant, by locking moisture in skin cells, has antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties that protect skin from bacteria and germs and defends skin from free radical damage. Clears out acne and prevents further breakouts. Helps fade acne scars, blemishes, and dark marks, and slows down aging.

3. Tomato and Cucumber Mask

Rejuvenate your skin with a refreshing and hydrating cucumber mask. Both cucumbers and tomatoes are natural astringents that help tighten large pores. Cucumbers are composed of 95% water and will hydrate oily skin, preventing further oiliness and moisturizing dry, withered skin back to its previous smoothness.


  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • 1/4 cucumber


  1. Wash and peel 1/4 a cucumber
  2. Blend it to a fine pulp with 1/2 tomato
  3. Apply the mixture to your skin in a gentle circular motion
  4. Let it sit for 15 minutes
  5. Rinse with cold water
  6. Pat dry

Benefits of Cucumber for Your Skin

IngredientSkin Benefits


Rich in antioxidants and moisture, cucumber will nourish and water skin. Soothes and cools the skin, especially inflamed and sunburned skin. Refreshes skin and deep cleanses pores. Has skin-lightening properties that can fade blemishes and lighten skin tone. Hydrates and moisturizes skin.

Face Mask Tips

  • You can also extract the tomato pulp of one ripe tomato instead of blending.
  • Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best results.
  • Do facial steaming beforehand to open up skin pores and let the face mask penetrate.
  • Wear an old t-shirt to prevent the face masks from dripping all over your clothes.
  • Excess face mask mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. Throw it away if it starts smelling bad.
  • Allow the cucumber to reach room temperature before applying it to your face.
  • Use raw honey for the skin since processed products can irritate the skin.
  • Protect your hairline from this sticky face mask by wearing a headband. This also keeps away any stray hairs or bangs.
  • Apply all face masks over your kitchen/bathroom sinks to avoid sticky messes on the floor.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


Wanda on July 21, 2019:

I have dark patches on ny face how can i get them off fast

Wanda on July 21, 2019:

I have black round patches 4 on my face thT mKe my face so ugly please tell me how. To get them off

Sharon Barcee on May 21, 2019:

Very effective methods. I have used all 3 methods, works like magic. Now i simply stick to rubbing tomatoes on my face for 10mins, leave it on for hours, then wash off. I do this morning and at night. My skin texture is youthful and clean. You don't need any make-up anymore.

Geeta on September 21, 2018:

Why we have to use cucumber ?

Urvashi solanki on September 21, 2018:

What is use of tumeric ?

Gift on May 18, 2018:

Please can I add tomato in my daily body lotion

MYra on April 26, 2018:

I just tried it hopefully it works

lipsy on April 14, 2018:

How many days those it take the lemon and tomatoes face mask to work on theskin

Thinkerbell on July 27, 2017:

Is it okay to use tomato as my cleanser? Which mean I dont use any cleanser product. I mean for my daily cleanser

Emily on May 06, 2017:

Thanks for your beauty tips

Anu on March 01, 2017:

Can we combine tomato,lemonand honey in one mask?

Deena on December 02, 2016:

How often should this be done and how long before we start seeing results?

Himani on August 13, 2016:

Can you plz tell how to treat white spots on face?

Sasha on July 03, 2016:

What the best remedy to remove dark marks off the face?

Worraphark from Thailand on June 27, 2016:

Very Helpful Tips! Thank you

Florence on July 05, 2015:

I ve been trying this mask but my nose kept on peeling n darken

Leslie Ramos from Denver, Colorado on May 11, 2015:

Great ideas! I will be trying some of these! Hate the dark spots!

Amit Gaur on May 08, 2014:

Helpful tip