Yes to Tomatoes, No to Zits

Food confession time: I don’t eat condiments. The traditional burger ones – like ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. Especially ketchup. You could say I have a bit of a thing against tomatoes and only eat a few byproducts of the fruit (spaghetti sauce and salsa, namely). I don’t eat BLTs; I eat BLCs (bacon, lettuce and cheese). I can’t quite shake the disdain for tomatoes, at least in my diet. When it comes to my skin, I say YES! Tomatoes contain a power antioxidant, lycopene, which works as an anti-inflammatory to help balance your complexion. Which is why if you suffer from oily or acne prone skin, you should be saying YES to Tomatoes as well.

First, the YES to Tomatoes Acne Roller Ball Spot Stick. They had me at roller ball, and it just got better from there. Before I go to bed, I get up close and personal in the mirror to try and prevent any blemishes from making progress before morning. And this makes it so easy! It’s a hands free blemish fighter that uses the power of tomatoes, 2% salicylic acid to break down blemishes and a blend of ginger root to reduce redness. The stainless steel ball means you’re not touching the product or the blemish, both of which inevitably lead to unnecessary bacteria somewhere in the zit-zapping chain. As an added bonus, this travels well.

If you’re in need of more than just a spot treatment, the YES to Tomatoes Deep Cleansing Facial Pads have you covered. These remind me of the pads I used when I was teenager, but these don’t strip my skin of essential oils and moisture. They also contain tomatoes, salicylic acid, as well as extracts from lycopene-rich fruits and vegetables like red pepper, red tea, pumpkin and watermelon. And the best part of these? Aside from the good skin part, of course? They’re a bargain at $8 for 50 pads.