Seeing as I never really leave my kitchen (I did bake red velvet cupcakes and blueberry scones in one night yesterday) I decided to look up some natural skin care recipes and save some money in one go. I found one that claims to aid oily skin.

Tomato+yogurt=clean skin!

Photo credit: classymommy.com

The recipe I found calls for plain yogurt. I only had vanilla yogurt in my fridge. I used that with no problems. As long as the yogurt does not contain fruit/additions you should be okay.

1)  Chop the tomato into quarters. Drop into the blender.

2) Add 3-4 tablespoons of yogurt.  Push “blend”.

I found my mixture to be too runny. What you could do is crush the tomato in the blender, then  spoon it into a bowl and mix in the yogurt. I think blending the yogurt in the machine (with tomato juice) makes it too liquidy.

I applied it to my face and left it alone for 15 minutes. My dog tried to lick my face, but I explained to her I was conducting a beauty experiment. She understood and let me be. :P

After I washed my face, I noticed a difference in how soft my skin felt. Very nice. As for oil removal, it worked pretty well. My face wasn’t at all obnoxiously greasy after I rinsed. The yogurt did its part in softening my skin efficiently.

I stored the rest of the mix in a jar and placed it in the refrigerator. I will be using it a few times this week.

What about you guys? Will you try this? Even those with dry skin could benefit.

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