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.

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

Tips
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.

Things You'll Need
  • Tomato
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Bowl
  • Lemon
  • Oatmeal
  • Measuring cup
  • Blender
  • Spoon
  • Towel