Don’t let dark spots and acne scars make you hide under heavy make-up. This tomato scrub for dark spots will have you flaunting your bare face in no time.
As we age, it seems like dark spots are just part of the journey. From acne scars due to hormonal outbreaks, to dark marks from too much sun exposure, our face so painstakingly reveals our imperfections.
But don’t dispair…
It’s possible to remove dark spots naturally with only a few ingredients.
You’re probably thinking, just how can I remove dark spots on my face, Roz? Well I’ll tell you how… the best home remedy for dark spots on your face is a tomato scrub.
How does tomato clear dark spots?
Tomatoes are one of the most effective remedies for clear skin. Lycopene found in tomato is a strong lightening agent that fades dark marks over time. Lycopene has also proven its ability to fight against aging skin.
Other benefits of using tomato on your skin is its ability to shrink pores and reduce excess oil due to its astringent properties.
So, is tomato good for dark spots?
Absolutely. But there’s more…
Benefits of the tomato scrub for dark spots
We’ve already covered how great tomatoes are for dark spots on the face, so let’s talk about how good the other ingredients in the scrub are:
Lemons are loaded with vitamin C and citric acid. Citric acid is known to gradually fade spots and even out your skin tone. This means, when you use lemons over time, they can lighten and brighten your skin.
The citric acid inside the lemon juice is also a natural astringent. This means when you wipe it on your face after cleansing, it’ll keep oil at bay.
Grapeseed oil, as its name suggests, is extracted from the seeds of grapes after they’ve been used to make wine. It contains linoleic acid and plenty of antioxidants that our skin loves.
And there’s more…
Grapeseed oil is also good to use because it doesn’t clog pores. And because it contains vitamin E, it helps lighten dark circles as well as fades dark spots and acne scars.
What is the best home remedy for dark spots?
If you’re still wondering what is the best home remedy for dark spots on your face, I encourage you to give tomatoes a try for yourself. Here’s one of my favorite tomato recipes to clear dark spots:
Tomato Scrub for Dark Spots
- 1/2 tomato (small)
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tsp grapeseed oil
- 2 tbs rice flour
- Blend tomato, juice from the lemon, and grapeseed oil until smooth.
- Apply scrub to face using fingers and gently massage in a circular fashion for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water then pat dry.
- Take 1/2 cup of rice (white or brown) and blend until it becomes a powder. Use as needed and store excess in airtight container.