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tomato face mask | Beverly Hills MDWhat if I told you there was a way to brighten sun-damaged skin… using an ingredient you put in your salad?

I know it sounds strange… but tomatoes actually contain some major “sun-fighting” benefits.

You see, tomatoes are naturally rich in lycopene — a potent antioxidant that is proven to protect your skin from the aging effects of sun exposure.1

In fact, this nutrient is so powerful that it can actually brighten your complexion and reduce the look of discoloration…

Leaving your skin softer, smoother, and more radiant.

So I want to tell you about one of my favorite ways to harness all of these skin-brightening benefits right at home.

It’s an easy-to-make face mask that helps reduce signs of sun-damaged skin, and gives your complexion an instant glow.

I call it my “brightness-boosting summer facial” — and it’s made from three all-natural skin nourishers:

  • Fresh tomato juice to naturally brighten skin and even out skin tone
  • Raw honey to restore hydration and soften skin texture
  • Coconut milk to promote skin elasticity and prevent new wrinkles from forming

Here’s how it’s done:tomato face mask | Beverly Hills MD

  1. Combine 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 1 tablespoon of coconut milk in a small bowl.
  2. Cut a whole tomato in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into your bowl. Stir well.
  3. Apply a thin, even layer all over your face. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes.
  4. Use a warm washcloth to remove the mask, then pat dry with a clean towel. Follow with a rich moisturizer to lock in hydration.

I recommend using this mask once every few weeks to really “rev up” your summer skincare routine — and follow up with Dark Spot Corrector to protect your skin against future sun damage.

(It’s uniquely formulated to drastically reduce the appearance of age spots — and tomato extract is one of its top “spot-busting” ingredients!)

So go ahead and give this mask a try — I really think you’ll LOVE how much brighter, younger, and more radiant your skin will look.

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1 Rizwan, M., Rodriguez-Blanco, I., Harbottle, A., Birch-Machin, M.A., Watson, R.E.B. and Rhodes, L.E. (2011), Tomato paste rich in lycopene protects against cutaneous photodamage in humans in vivo: a randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Dermatology, 164: 154–162. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10057.x


About the Author

Dr. John Layke

Dr. John Layke grew up in Milwaukee, WI, where he knew from a young age that he wanted to practice medicine. After completing his undergraduate degree at Marquette University, Dr. Layke went on to attend medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and trained in general surgery at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals in Chicago.