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

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

Finely dice the tomato, using the knife and cutting board. Transfer the diced tomato to a bowl.

Step 2

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl with the chopped tomato.

Step 3

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

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.

Step 5

Rinse off the facial mask with warm water. Pat your face dry with the towel.

Things You'll Need

  • Tomato

  • Knife

  • Cutting board

  • Bowl

  • Lemon

  • Oatmeal

  • Measuring cup

  • Blender

  • Spoon

  • Towel

Tip

Test the mixture on a small area of skin before you use it on your face to make sure you aren't allergic to it.

Warning

Don't save leftover facial mask; it doesn't keep well.

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