- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Treat Acne with Tomatoes
Tomatoes Can Treat Acne!
Acne is an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands, characterized
by comedones and pimples, esp. on the face, back, and chest.
Even experts don't completely agree on the number one cause of acne. Some say it's caused by hormones and the change in hormones that comes with the onset of puberty, others say food allergies are a big contributing factor. For most of us, when we look in the mirror and see pimples, we don't really care how they got there - we just want them gone.
Being the frugal person I am, it was important to me to find a way to get rid of pimples without dumping a boatload of money into the bank account of a dermatologist or buying expensive prescription medicines.
So, I started looking into home remedies or folk remedies as some call them. Besides saving money, the thought of finding a natural cure for acne was very appealing.
For my first article, I'm going to tell you about the natural acne treatment that worked best for me and in later articles I will tell about treatments for acne that worked well for others because the same treatment doesn't work for everyone. The beauty of home remedies is that they are almost always low in cost, involve natural foods or herbs and are simple to use.
So, about those tomatoes. Seriously, who would have guessed tomatoes could get rid of those ugly pimples?
are naturally rich in vitamins A and C making them a natural choice for
the treatment of acne and using them couldn't be easier.
Just slice a tomato in half and rub it on the trouble areas on your face (or chest or back). Leave the juice on your skin for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. I repeated this nightly until the pimples were gone.
Others like to take the pulp from the tomato and mash it into mask that they apply to the affected area. If you do this, once again you leave it on for about 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. I preferred just rubbing the tomato directly onto my skin.
It really was that simple for me and for others I've read about. It took several days for me to notice a difference. About six days, if I remember right. For some people it can take up to 2 weeks. Once the pimples were cleared up, I continued to use tomatoes 2-3 times a week to keep them away. I still get an occasional pimple here and there, but the overwhelming problem is gone.
Even if you don't have a problem with acne, the vitamins in tomatoes are still good for your skin. If you're looking for an inexpensive natural way to tighten the pores in your skin, try tomatoes!