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Beauty Tip # 49: Acne-Control Exfoliating Agent

If you want to clean your pores and clear up your skin this is a great tip too use. It not only gently exfoliates, but also unclogs pores, reduces blackheads and whiteheads, gets rid of spots, blemishes and pimples, and more.

The Ingredients

This Acne-Control Exfoliating Agent has the following Ingredients:

  • Tomato Pulp
  • Cinnamon

Why Tomato?

Tomatoes have a lot of great skin benefits:

  • Tomatoes will shrink the pore size.
  • Evens out the skin and revives the glow giving you a healthy looking skin. It contains a high amount of Vitamin C, which is known to brighten skin.
  • Enable the skin to absorb oxygen and prevent the signs of aging.
  • Tomato contains an antioxidant called lycopene which acts as a natural sunscreen.
  • Acts as a stress reliever.
  • Tomato contains natural oil reducing and astringent properties
  • It fights cellular damage and reddening of the skin and also retains the moisture, thus preventing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tomato is considered as a natural bleaching agent and is very helpful in lightening the skin tone.

Why Cinnamon?

It has many benefits for the skin, such as:

  • Cinnamon is said to improve fine lines by plumping the skin.
  • Cinnamon is said to help with the treatment of acne and pimples.
  • De-clogs pores and bring oxygen and blood to the surface
  • Acne scars could dry out and skin could get rejuvenated.
  • Cinnamon has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
  • Cinnamon used on the skin increases collagen levels.
  • Cinnamon extracts and powder act as very good exfoliants and can be used to remove dead skin cells. This helps to restore the shine and suppleness of skin.
  • Highly potent anti-oxidant properties

The Method

How to make the Acne-Control Exfoliating Agent?


1 Tbsp. Tomato Pulp

A Large Pinch of Cinnamon Powder

*Please make sure to do a patch test with cinnamon powder beforehand, as some people may be allergic.

Method to make Acne-Control Exfoliating Agent       

Mix the two ingredients in a small bowl.

How to Use?

Use a generous dollop of the Acne-Control Exfoliating Agent on your face, rubbing in circles and taking care to avoid the eyes. Rinse off with warm water, splash a little bit of cold water after to close your pores completely. Apply your favorite moisturizer while the skin is still slightly damp. Use once every two days for maximum effectiveness.

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