Almost acne pimples, including blackheads, come when pores become involved with dirt, dead skin cells and sebum, your skin's natural oil. Tomatoes, w/c are high in vitamin C, vitamin A and citric acid, are a natural blackhead remedy. They're much less costly than common acne formulations and may be less irritating to the skin. Tomatoes can be used alone or mixed w/ avocado, lemon or lime juice to create a facial mask. If you're out of fresh tomatoes, tomato paste can also be used as a mask.
1.) Slice some the tomato and the lime or lemon in half.
2.) Apply a hand juicer to collect the juice from half the lemon or lime. Swarm the juice into a bowl and discard any seeds.
3.) Apply the juicer to separate the tomato juice from the pulp. Hold the juicer over the bowl and provide the tomato juice to mix w/ the lime juice. Squeeze both halves of the tomato and save the juice mixture to use as an astringent later. You may wish to pour it into a small glass bottle and add a little water to dilute it, but it can also be used full-strength to tone skin after cleansing.
4.) Scoop the tomato pulp from the juicer and into the second bowl. Use a spoon if needed to scrape the pulp from the skins.
5.) Lie back and spread the tomato pulp over your face, reducing around the edges of your nose, where blackheads tend to accumulate. Leave the pulp on for 15 minutes.
6.) Wash your face w/ warm water and a mild soap and pat dry.