10 DIY Tomato Face Masks With Benefits [2.5 Min Recipes]

Is tomato a fruit or a vegetable? All we know is, it is a highly beneficial ingredient for your skin, Period.

How would you feel if I will tell you about 10 cool tomato face masks that can cure acne, reduce irritation, increase fairness & balance pH of your skin?


Tomato is full of natural Vitamin A, C & lycopene. All these 3 things are best for your skin.

With this post, you will get to know about the top benefits of tomato face masks for skin and get ideas to make your own tomato masks at home in 10 different ways! Pamper your skin with this nourishing natural ingredient and ditch those monthly facial treatments in salons that burn a hole in your pockets!


Tomato Face Masks Benefits For Skin

  • Rich in Vitamins: Tomato is a rich source of Vitamin A & C. These essential vitamins help to fade away acne marks, blemishes, and hyperpigmentation while building collagen to maintain skin’s elasticity.
  • Slows down the aging process: When applied topically, tomato slows down the aging process and makes your skin appear youthful. It also gets rid of the early signs of aging like fine lines and crow’s feet.
  • Keeps skin’s pH level in balance: Tomato balances the pH levels of the skin and keeps the natural oil production in control. Totally a boon for those with oily skin!
  • Prevents free radical damage: Free radical damage to your skin can accelerate the aging process and make you look older than your age! A special component named lycopene present in tomatoes defends the skin against UV rays that cause free radical damage. 

Additional Tips

  • Use only fresh tomato pulp: Most of the face masks that we are going to share with you below require tomato pulp. Don’t worry, tomato pulp is extremely easy to make! All you need is a fresh ripe tomato – just mash and strain it to remove its skin and seeds. You will be left with an all natural tomato pulp that is ready to be used for face masks! Don’t store the tomato pulp for future use as it will lose its nutrients!
  • Cleanse your face properly before you put on the face mask: To get maximum effectiveness out of your DIY tomato face masks, make sure that you put it on a well-cleansed skin! Use a gentle, chemical free face wash and after that, take some rose water on a cotton pad and use it as a toner to wipe out any excess oil or dirt from your skin that the cleanser could have failed to remove.

Homemade DIY Tomato Face Masks

1. Tomato & Oats Face Mask


Oats are not just a quick and healthy breakfast option, but they are also great for your skin!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Tomato Pulp
  • 2 tablespoons of Oats (powdered)

Benefits of Oats in this face mask:

Oats are rich in antioxidants. They also contain a type of compounds called saponins that are considered as natural skin cleansers.

How it will help your skin:

Owing to their antioxidants rich properties, oats help to repair sun damage caused due to long exposures to harsh UV rays. If you have oily skin type, this tomato and oats face mask will be your best buddy as it will remove excess oil from your skin and make it feel refreshed!


2. Tomato & Honey Face Mask


The amalgam of sweet and juicy tomatoes with yummy honey is truly a treat for your skin!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Tomato Pulp
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Honey

Benefits of Honey in this face mask:

Honey is a natural humectant, meaning, it draws in moisture and hydration from the air in the environment to the skin when it is topically applied. It also has antibacterial properties that will protect your skin against acne-causing bacteria.

How it will help your skin:

The moisturizing and antibacterial properties of honey will keep your skin looking at its best! This blend of vitamins rich tomatoes and skin moisturizing honey will add a natural glow to your skin and prevent pimples.


3. Tomato & Basil Face Mask


You might have devoured on the classic tomato pasta flavored with Basil leaves, wondering how well this combination of two very different ingredients will work for your skin? Try out this tomato face mask!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Tomato Pulp
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Basil Paste

Benefits of Basil in this face pack:

Basil leaves have antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Their paste can be used alone or with a hydrating ingredient like a tomato to remove acne-causing bacteria and toxins from deep within your facial pores.

How it will help your skin:

Indian women have been including this natural ingredient in their skincare routine from the ancient times. Being an anti-inflammatory ingredient, these leaves can do wonders for your acne problem!

Bonus tip: if you don’t have fresh Basil leaves readily available at your place, you can replace them with neem leaves! Basil leaves and neem leaves share the same kind of properties and they both have been proven to be great for treating acne.


4. Tomato & Milk Face Mask


The combination of tomato and milk sounds like the weirdest idea ever, but trust us when we say that it is a great concoction for your skin!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Tomato Pulp
  • 2 tablespoons of Raw milk

Benefits of Milk in this face mask:

Raw milk soothes and hydrates the skin well. As it contains lactic acid, It is extremely helpful in reducing sun tan and achieving an even-toned complexion.

How it will help your skin:

This homemade natural face mask will hydrate your skin, fade out the blemishes and make your skin tone look even and bright. If you have tanning on your neck and hands, you can use this face mask on those areas as well to get rid of the tan fast. This amalgamation of raw milk and tomatoes can also be used to soothe sunburnt skin.

P.S.: Try to use only raw milk for this DIY face mask. Boiled milk doesn’t contain the essential nutrients as much as raw milk does.


5. Tomato & Gram Flour Face Mask


In the Indian subcontinent, Gram flour i.e. Besan is being used for skin beautifying purposes from ages. It is known as a natural replacement for soaps as the ubtan made with gram flour can be used to cleanse your skin without any chemicals.\

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Tomato Pulp
  • 2 tablespoons of Gram Flour
  • A pinch of Turmeric (optional)

Benefits of Gram Flour in this face mask:

Gram flour contains high amounts of beta-carotene which helps to build healthy skin cells. You can make the face mask more potent by adding just a pinch of wild turmeric powder! Read this article to know what turmeric can do as a face mask

How it will help your skin:

The tomato and gram flour face mask will reduce oiliness on your skin, remove sun tan and add a natural glow to your complexion! It is suitable for all skin types, but those with oily skin are going to love it the most!


6. Aloe Vera & Tomato Face Mask


Give a burst of hydration to your skin with this tomato and aloe vera face mask!

For tomato and aloe vera face mask you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Tomato Pulp
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1-2 drops of any essential oil of your choice (optional)


Benefits of Aloe Vera in this face mask:

Aloe vera gel is a skin soothing and hydrating ingredient. It is a very versatile ingredient that everyone must definitely include in their skincare routine! This versatile ingredient contains two anti-inflammatory hormones named auxin and gibberellins that reduce acne and skin inflammation.

Adding a few drops of any essential oil will make this face mask more powerful, tea tree essential oil and lavender essential oil are the best options for the skin.

How it will help your skin:

Zap the pesky pimples with this face mask! The aloe vera gel in this all natural face mask will soothe your skin and treat pimples, providing you with a flawless looking skin.


7. Tomato & Cucumber Face Mask


When these two ingredients of salads meet in the skincare world, they make a great face mask!

For tomato and cucumber juice face mask you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Pulp
  • 3-4 tablespoons of Cucumber Juice

Benefits of cucumber in this face mask:

Water, vitamin C, and caffeic acid are found in abundance in cucumbers. While water is essential for adding hydration to your skin, the other two nutritious components present in cucumber will treat inflamed skin.

How it will help your skin:

Cucumber can refresh and rejuvenate your skin, making it look young and naturally glowing. Calm your irritated skin with these two naturally hydrating ingredients! If you include the peels of cucumber in this face mask, you will get additional benefits for your skin with the silica present in it that will help to firm up sagging skin.


8. Tomato & Lemon Juice Face Mask


Lemon juice is acidic in nature and hence, it is not recommended to use it alone on your skin. So the best way to use this citrusy ingredient for your skin is by mixing it with a skin soothing ingredient like a tomato!

For tomato and lemon face mask will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of Tomato Pulp
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh Lemon Juice

Benefits of Lemon Juice in this face mask:

Lemon juice is power packed with Vitamin C and citric acid that help to brighten and lighten the skin complexion. Besides that, lemon juice is also known for its anti-aging properties.

How it will help your skin:

Say bye bye to dull skin and eliminate the first signs of aging with this skin brightening and anti-aging face mask!


9. Tomato & Brown Sugar Exfoliating Scrub & Mask In One


Both, regular exfoliating and masking should be a key part of your skincare routine. Exfoliation extracts and removes dirt buildup from your facial pores and also sloughs off the dead skin cells. On the other hand, masking restores moisture and hydration to your skin while getting rid of bacteria that can lead to acne breakouts.

For tomato and brown sugar scrub + face mask will need:

  • 2 tablespoon Tomato Pulp
  • 1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar

How to use this DIY

  • In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of tomato pulp with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
  • Apply the mixture evenly on your skin.
  • After 15-20 minutes, remove the face mask using circular, exfoliating motions.
  • Wash your face with cold water and apply your moisturizer.

Benefits of this two in one DIY:

Feeling too lazy to make and use a scrub and a face mask separately? This two in one DIY will come as a savior for you! We have already talked about how beneficial tomato is for your skin, now let’s talk about the benefits of brown sugar. Exfoliating and masking with brown sugar can make your skin feel soft and give your skin a polished natural glow! Brown sugar is not as coarse and harsh as normal sugar, hence, it is totally safe to be used on your skin.


10. Sheet Mask With Tomato Juice


The ultra-famous sheet masks popularized by Koreans are loved by all those people out there who want to take good care of their skin but don’t have the time to make and use a typical face mask which needs to be washed off after a while. This mask is very convenient and it can be used on the go too!

For tomato juice sheet mask you will need:

  • 4-5 tablespoons of Tomato Juice
  • Round cotton pads/Dry sheet mask (available on Amazon)
  • Any essential oil of your choice (optional)

To make the sheet mask:

  • Grind a ripe tomato with little-distilled water or rose water.
  • Strain the tomato juice.
  • Add a few drops of any essential oil of your choice, it is an optional step.
  • Soak a few pieces of round cotton pads (the ones which are typically used to remove makeup) in tomato juice. You may also use the dry, pre-cut sheet masks that can be easily purchased from Amazon.

How to use this DIY sheet mask:

  • Thoroughly wash your face with a natural cleanser.
  • Use a toner-soaked cotton pad to wipe out any excess dirt and oil from your skin
  • Put the tomato juice soaked pads/pre-cut sheet mask on your face for about 20-25 minutes or until the pads/sheet start to feel dry.
  • After removing the cotton pads/sheet mask, don’t wash your face. Let your skin absorb all the excess tomato juice left on your skin.

Dipti Tiwari

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