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How to Make a Face Mask with Tomato, Lemon Juice & Oats

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author image Cynthia Myers
Cynthia Myers is the author of numerous novels and her nonfiction work has appeared in publications ranging from "Historic Traveler" to "Texas Highways" to "Medical Practice Management." She has a degree in economics from Sam Houston State University.
How to Make a Face Mask with Tomato, Lemon Juice & Oats
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Facial masks can soothe, refresh and brighten skin. Though you can buy commercial mask formulations, you also can make a homemade mask from ingredients in your kitchen. The acidic qualities of tomato and lemon help balance oily skin, according to "Modern Esthetics: A Scientific Source for Estheticians." Oatmeal gently exfoliates, soothes and softens skin. Make this mask as part of a home facial.

Step 1

How to Make a Face Mask with Tomato, Lemon Juice & Oats
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Finely dice the tomato, using the knife and cutting board. Transfer the diced tomato to a bowl.

Step 2

How to Make a Face Mask with Tomato, Lemon Juice & Oats
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Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl with the chopped tomato.

Step 3

How to Make a Face Mask with Tomato, Lemon Juice & Oats
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Measure 2 tablespoons of oats into the blender. Blend until the oatmeal is reduced to a fine powder. Stir the oatmeal powder into the tomato and lemon juice mixture. Mix well.

Step 4

How to Make a Face Mask with Tomato, Lemon Juice & Oats
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Smooth the tomato, lemon and oat mixture onto a clean face. Avoid getting the mixture into your eyes. Lie back and relax and allow the mask to dry, 15 to 20 minutes.

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Step 5

How to Make a Face Mask with Tomato, Lemon Juice & Oats
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Rinse off the facial mask with warm water. Pat your face dry with the towel.

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