I’m all about facials, but not at all about spending the insane amount of money it often requires to get one, yet somehow I easily justify getting a massage. Why? Because I can’t give myself a massage, but I CAN give myself a facial. Plus you don’t know what kinds of chemicals are being slathered on your face and, if your skin is anything like my skin, you also don’t know how your skin will respond to those chemicals (I often get an outbreak or even a rash). Ok, so maybe it’s not as relaxing, and, no I don’t have all of the fancy oxygenating and electrifying machines… but I do have Tomato and Lemon!
When blended, tomato and lemon are an acidic combination that is perfect for de-congesting and balancing the skin. It is especially great for oily, acne-prone, stressed-out skin. Lemon is also a skin lightener and can help to balance areas of hyper-pigmentation.
-Puree or dice 1 fresh tomato.
-Mix it with 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
-Apply the soupy combination to your face and let it sit for 5 minutes.
-Rinse it off with warm water.
-Follow with your favorite nourishing moisturizer!