How To Use Tomato For Skin Whitening

How To Use Tomato For Skin WhiteningAre you bothered about dark patched and uneven skin tone? Is it affecting your self esteem and confidence? Then you may have already started looking for skin whitening products. Well, there are many whitening gels and creams available in the market but most of them fail to live up to their claims. The surgical treatments for skin whitening are quite expensive and are not worth to choose because of the side effects.  Therefore, it is vital to find out a solution which is cost effective and safe. Using homemade remedies for Skin Whitening, one can achieve the same results.

One of the easily available ingredients in every home is “Tomato”. Ever heard of the legendary beauty Sophia Loren? The beauty secret of her flawless and radiant skin was tomato. Let’s talk about its properties that benefit us in skin lightening.

How Tomato helps to Lighten the Skin?

  • Tomatoes contain Vitamin A which fades dark spots and blemishes.
  • Vitamin B present in it reduces wrinkles, fine lines and encourages production of healthy new cells.
  • Vitamin C present in it helps to build collagen and maintains skin elasticity.
  • Calcium present in it heals dry and flaky skin.
  • Potassium present in tomato moisturizes and hydrates skin.
  • Magnesium present in it provides glow and radiance to the skin.
  • It helps skin breathe oxygen thus slows down the aging process.
  • The lycopene present in it protects the skin from harmful UV rays and skin cancer.
  • The astringent properties present in it tighten the large pores.
  • The natural acids of tomato lessen the production on oils in the skin.
  • Its cooling properties soothe sun burns.

How to use Tomato for Skin Whitening:

Here we have included some effective methods of using tomato alone or in combinations for skin whitening. Try all methods to find out the best one that suits your skin.

1. Tomato

  • Blend or grate 1 tomato to fine paste.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 20 minutes and rinse it off with water.
  • Or consuming raw tomato juice daily in the morning also helps to achieve fairer and even skin tone.
  • Repeat this process daily.

2. Tomato with Lemon Juice

In this combination, both tomato and lemons have natural bleaching properties that lighten the skin effectively.

  • Mix few drops of fresh lemon juice in 1 tablespoon tomato juice.
  • Apply the mixture over the skin and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  • Follow this process 3 times a week.

3. Tomato Juice with Buttermilk

This combination makes an amazing pack to remove sun tan.

  • Mix 2 teaspoons tomato juice and 4 tablespoons buttermilk.
  • Use a cotton ball and apply this mixture over the tanned skin.
  • Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it off with water.
  • On repeating regularly for 3 times a week, you will achieve desired results.

4. Tomato with Avocado

  • Blend 1 tomato and 1 avocado pulp to make a thick paste.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  • If followed regularly, you achieve desired results.

5. Tomato with Sugar

This combination makes an amazing scrub which exfoliates the accumulated dead skin and makes skin soft and supple.

  • Blend 1 tomato to a fine paste.
  • Add 2 tablespoons sugar to the tomato paste and stir well.
  • Gently scrub this mixture over the skin for 10 minutes.
  • Let the mixture rest for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  • Repeat this process 3 times a week.

6. Tomato with Yogurt and Oatmeal

  • Mix 1 tablespoon each of tomato juice, yogurt and oatmeal to make fine paste.
  • Apply an even coat of mixture on the skin.
  • After 20 minutes, rinse it off with cold water.
  • Or you can exclude oatmeal and follow the remaining process.
  • To achieve quick results, follow this process 2 – 3 times a week.

7. Tomato with Honey

  • Blend 1/2 tomato to get a smooth puree.
  • Add 1 tablespoon honey to the mixture and stir well.
  • Allow it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  • For better results, repeat the process 3 times a week.

8. Tomato with Cucumber

Both tomato and cucumber have astringent properties which tighten the large open pores, hydrate and lighten the skin.

  • Blend 1/2 ripe tomato and 1/4 peeled cucumber.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • After 15 minutes, rinse it off with cold water.
  • Or you add 1 teaspoon of turmeric or honey or orange juice to the mixture and follow the same process.
  • Following this process 2 – 3 times a week will lighten the skin quickly.

9. Tomato with Sandalwood

This combination makes an amazing mask to make your skin lighter, fairer and radiant.

  • Blend 1 ripe tomato to a smooth paste.
  • Add 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder and few drops of lemon juice to the tomato pulp.
  • Mix well and apply the mixture over the skin.
  • After 15 minutes, rinse it off with cold water.
  • Continue using this process 3 times a week.

10. Tomato with Olive Oil

  • Mix 4 tablespoons tomato juice and 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  • To achieve quick results, repeat this process 3 times a week.

11. Tomato with Potato

  • Mix 2 tablespoons each of tomato and potato juice.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 15 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
  • Or Add 1 teaspoon honey to the mixture and follow the same process.
  • Repeat this process daily.

12. Tomato with Orange Lentil and Aloe Vera

Tomato contains astringent properties which tone and whitens the skin, orange lentil clears excess oil from the skin and aloe vera hydrates the skin.

  • Soak orange lentil over night and blend it to fine paste in the morning. Or alternatively you can use store brought orange lentil powder.
  • Scoop out gel from aloe vera.
  • Grate 1/2 tomato to a smooth paste.
  • Mix orange lentil (powder or paste), aloe vera gel and tomato pulp and stir together.
  • Apply this paste over the dark skin.
  • Let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
  • Continue using this method 3 times a week to achieve the results.
  • For added benefits add little coconut oil to the mixture.

13. Gram Flour with Tomato

In this combination, the astringent properties of tomato lighten the skin while gram flour absorbs excess oil and sebum from the skin.

  • Blend 1 ripe tomato.
  • Combine tomato pulp with 1 tablespoon of gram flour to make a fine paste.
  • Apply an ever layer of the mixture on the skin and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cold water by gently scrubbing with fingers.
  • Or you can also add a pinch of turmeric to the mixture and follow the same process.
  • Following this process 3 times a week lightens and brightens the skin.

14. Tomato with Papaya

This combination provides instant glow and radiance to the skin.

  • Combine 2 tablespoons each of papaya and tomato juice.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  • To observe results quickly, follow the process 3 times a week.

15. Tomato with Rice Flour and Fuller’s Earth

This combination makes an amazing pack which not only lightens the skin but also reduces excess oil, acne and pimples.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon rice flour, 1/2 teaspoon fuller’s earth and 1 teaspoon tomato juice to make a thick paste.
  • Apply a thick layer over the skin and let it dry.
  • After it completely dries, wash with water.
  • Repeating this method daily to achieve flawless skin.

16. Tomato with Coconut Oil and Turmeric

  • Mix equal quantities of tomato pulp, coconut oil and turmeric.
  • Using fingers gently massage this mixture over the skin.
  • After 10 minutes, let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  • Use this process daily before going to bed.

17. Tomato Skin Whitening Peel

This peel will remove accumulate dead skin, absorb oil and lighten the skin.

  • Blend 1 raw tomato to smooth paste.
  • Boil gelatin in 1/2 cup water for few minutes.
  • Add tomato paste to the gelatin, turn of the heat and let it cool down.
  • Add 2 tablespoons manuka honey to it and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Cleanse the skin area you want to apply the mixture.
  • Spread an even layer over the skin and let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Gently peel of the mixture in upwards direction.
  • Wash your face with cold water and pat dry.

18. Tomato with Milk

The nutrients present in milk and vitamins present in tomato will nourish and lighten the skin.

  • Mix 1/2 cup each of tomato juice and milk.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • After 20 minutes, rinse it off with cold water.
  • Or you can also use milk powder instead of milk and follow the same process.
  • Continue using this process daily to achieve desired results.

19. Tomato with Coriander and Fuller’s Earth

  • Blend 1 tomato and 1/2 cup coriander leaves to a smooth paste.
  • To this add 4 tablespoons fuller’s earth and mix well by adding little water, if needed.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • After 20 minutes, wash it off with cold water.
  • Repeat this process 3 times a week.

20. Tomato with Baking Soda

This combination helps to lighten the skin, remove dark spots and freckles on the skin.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons tomato juice and 1 teaspoon baking soda.
  • Apply an even layer over the skin.
  • After 15 minutes, wash it off with cold water.
  • Follow this process 3 times a week.

21. Tomato with Almonds

  • Soak few almonds overnight and blend them in the morning.
  • Blend 1 tomato to a smooth paste.
  • Combine tomato paste and almond paste.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  • Continue using this process 3 times a week.

Tidbits to Remember For Skin Whitening:

  • Always use fresh tomato juice instead of bottled ones.
  • Always use ripe tomatoes instead of green or sun dried tomatoes.
  • Reduce intake of tomatoes if you having stones in kidneys.
  • Don’t apply tomato juice if you have cuts, bruises and rashes on the skin.
  • Use sunscreen lotion before going out in the sun.
  • Avoid stress, be hydrate and exercise regularly.
  • If you did not observe any change in the color, then it is advised to consult a dermatologist.
  • Perform a test on arm before applying to delicate areas.
  • Avoid using soaps, lotions, creams or gels with harsh chemicals like paraben, lauryl sulphate and others.

If you have any queries, write us your feedback in the comments section. We are happy to know your experience with us.

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154 comments
    1. You can buy tomatoes and store them in the refrigerator for few days. You have to make fresh mixture each time when you try the process.

    1. Yes, tomato is good for dry skin as well. If the skin is producing excess oil then it restricts the production. As, you have dry skin it doesn’t restrict.

  1. I want to use tomato pulp with turmeric and milk,is their any uses by using this daily iam trying for fair skin without using any creams and lotions…please reply me.

    1. If it helps to lighten the skin and control the oil production on the face. So, try it daily without interruption to achieve the results. And don’t forget to share your experience.

    1. Yes, you can store tomato juice for 3 – 4 days. However, we recommend using freshly extracted juice for effective results.

        1. Yes, the combination is helpful for acne prone skin as all the ingredients are beneficial in treating and preventing acne.

    1. The bleaching properties of tomato will reduce the dark discoloration so, you can use any tomato method mentioned above. Apart from that exfoliate and moisturize the affected areas regularly.

  2. Again is there any homemade cream I can be using together with it for fairness and moisturising.pls I need an urgent answer. Thank you

    1. Here’s the process of making homemade skin whitening cream. Using a double boiler, heat cocoa butter, coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil. Once they are melted and mixed thoroughly. Remove from the flame and pour into a steel container. Let it cool down completely and store in a cool dry place. Apply the cream on the face before going to bed daily.

    1. Yes, tomatoes alone can be used for lightening the skin. The vitamins, calcium, potassium and magnesium present in them helps to fade blemishes, reduce wrinkles, build collagen and reduce aging process.

        1. Yes, tomato juice is helpful in treating oily skin. The astringent properties of it tightens the pores and natural acids reduce the production of oils on the skin. Apply tomato juice (freshly extracted) on the face and leave it to dry completely. Rinse off with water. Repeat the process daily for effective results.

    1. Yes, you can use. Honey locks moisture in the skin cells and keeps it supple. The bleaching properties will lighten the skin tone.

    1. Yes, you can use it daily. But for people with dry skin, it is better to avoid daily application of tomato.

      1. Have used tomato for over a week but no change rather rashes what could be the problem shud I stop using it…I have a dry skin

    1. Yes, you can try it daily. However, if it is leaving the skin excessively dry then we recommend avoid using it daily as it can lead to acne and wrinkles.

    1. Yes, it may help. Milk soothes the itching and redness. Honey locks the moisture, keeps the skin hydrated. Tomato protects the skin from further damage.

  3. Please is applying a mixture of tomato and sugar on my face and body everyday effective for removing dark spot, and will it also give me a fairer and even toned skin?. If i decide to add carrot oil to the mixture will it be beneficial?

    1. Yes, the combination of tomato and sugar is effective in removing dark spots and achieve fair skin tone. To boost up the effectiveness, you can add 1 – 2 drops of carrot oil into the mixture.

  4. I am rubbing raw milk and tomato together at night daily and wash next morning is it good for my skin to get clear and fair skin my skin is dull dry or u suggest what to do

    1. Yes, it is good. Continue following the method regularly until you achieve the results. Apart from that exfoliate twice in a week and moisturize daily.

    1. It depends on the person’s skin texture and healing capacity. So, we recommend using it regularly with some patience until you achieve the results.

  5. hello,can I use tomato and milk mixture for my whole body as I’ve got lots of dark spots and uneven skin tone?
    I’ve also got dark knees,elbows and also dark bum and inner thighs.
    I had itchiness on my bum and scratching caused some blackness that have now turned to dark scars as a result of picking them.
    I really need flawless skin.And how long will it take me to see improvement? I would really appreciate if I can direct reply to my email address.Thank u very much

    1. Yes, you can apply tomato and milk mixture on the entire body. It is difficult to tell the exact time period before everyone’s skin different from one another. So, we recommend trying it regularly with some patience. Apart from that, you can exfoliate and moisturize regularly. Include vitamin C, A, biotin and omega fatty acids foods in your daily diet.

      1. I don’t know what mixture I can use from the above with tomatoe.I have a really sensitive skin and can easily get rash.so which tomatoe mixture can I use

    1. The vitamin A present in tomatoes lighten the dark spots and blemishes on the skin. Magnesium presents glow and radiance to the skin. So, try any method mentioned above in the article regularly for achieving the results. Apart from that exfoliate and moisture the area regularly.

    1. It is quite difficult to mention the proper duration as everyone has a different skin texture. However, you can see the improvement in 1 – 2 weeks.

  6. Thankyou the article is helpful.. am starting it today and for the results after 2weeks.. am using tomato only will it help to remove the pimples and black spots on my face??

  7. thank you for all these wonderful tips.. you are blessed, please, my question us, after applying tomatoes n milk on my skin, do I need to bath with bathing soap or just rinse off my body like that… or shud I bath bfr applying these methods, so that I will not interrupt d reactions with d soap… I am using eve beauty soap… is there any suggested soap n cream that can brighten or whitening my skin with the tomato n milk juice application? thanks will be waiting for ur candid reply ma/sir

    1. You have to just rinse off the application with water. It is better to avoid soap for at least 4 hours after applying the mixture. It is better to apply the mask after bathing with soap.

  8. Is it good to apply only tomato on darkcirles?does it works for darkcircles and how long it wil take

    1. Yes, you can apply just tomato alone as it helps to lighten the dark circles. The time frame to see the results depends on various factors like stress, sleep, nutrition, skin texture and others. So, it is difficult to tell exactly without analyzing these factors.

  9. i have normal skin.i want to get rid of pimple marks and get a fair glow.can only tomato juice application help me

    1. Yes, it can help to lighten the pimple marks. Make sure to follow the treatment regularly as specified for effective results.

    1. It is better to try the process once in a day because excessive usage can dry the skin completely. This can aggravate the oil production in the skin and lead to problems like acne, blackheads and oily skin.

      1. I am not using any other cleanser product, bcos I am afraid that it will harm my skin. Can I use it two to three times a day to avoid oily on my face? Or should I use other natural instead ?

        1. As per your description, we are not sure which remedy or combination you are talking about. Can you let us know in specific to provide right answer? If it is just tomato application then you can apply it twice a day to control the oil production.

          1. Ya sorry,,,, I combine the tomato and lemon for face mask at night and I used tomato alone in the morning or in the afternoon, since in the afternoon my face started to feel oily. So, is it okay to use it like that way?

    1. Stitch scars are actually a little stubborn to deal with. They take a long time to fade their appearance. Apply some lemon juice daily on the scars and leave it to dry for 15 minutes. Rinse off with water and pat dry. Repeat the process daily before going to bed until you achieve the results.

  10. What if you are using a soap that is for whitening. Should I stop it? As i start applying this methods?

    1. Nope, you don’t have to stop using soaps. Just make sure you don’t wash your face with soap for at least 4 – 5 hours after rinsing off the tomato application.

  11. I have combination skin .so please help that above all which one will suit on my skin for whitening an d will it really goona work☺…please reply

  12. is it ok to leave the remedy more than 1 hour, does more I leave it more I get effective results

    1. Nope, you shouldn’t leave the application more than the specified because it can completely dry out the skin leading to other skin ailments like large open pores, excess oil production and acne.

    1. Yes, tomato can prevent acne, blackheads and open pores as it contains astringent, exfoliating and skin hydrating properties.

    1. Nope. Don’t add cucumber and tomato mixture into the cream as we don’t know how the natural ingredients can interact with the chemicals present in the cream.

  13. Hi I m only using grind tomato will it work ?.how long will it take?now that I have used the tomato must I stop using soap on my skin . I applied it on my hands and finger . Must I stay away from the sun?

    1. It is difficult to tell the exact time frame as it depends on the person’s skin texture, healing capacity and many other factors. Yes, after tomato application you shouldn’t wash using a soap. If you want to go out in the sun, apply sun screen.

  14. Mam I am using basil nd neen paste for face from last few days nd getting slow result for removing of wrinkles on face,now shall I use tomoto juice????

  15. Hye,,actually what type of milk that I can use with tomato. Can you give me a specific brand milk? Which is the most recommended and can I use tomato as my daily cleanser?

    1. Whichever brand you choose make sure it is not preheated or boiled. It is better to use raw milk. Yes, you can use tomato as daily cleanser.

  16. Hi, can i use cucumber juice apply on face in afternoon time, night time i use tomota juice apply angin on my face? My skin is combination skin? I use for daily, suitable for me. Thanks

  17. I had used the tomato on my face like almost one month, I can feel moist after washed it off. But my pimple keep on popping out and it takes time to be healed. Should I continue using it or should I stop and if I have to,,can you recommend me other natural fruits that I can use. Tq

    1. Tomato can help you reduce the swelling and other discomfort caused by pimple, but it cannot prevent new acne breakouts. Because the main reason for pimples is inside. It might be either hormonal changes, or any vitamin deficiency. So, in order to prevent new acne breakouts, you can try the method mentioned in this article -http://homeremediesforlife.com/acne/

  18. Can i use banana,lemon,ginger and powder milk for dry,drak and wrinkle skin,how long will it take to work?

    1. Yes, you can use the mixture of ginger, lemon, milk and banana for treating dry, dark and wrinkle skin. It is hard to tell the exact time frame as it depends on the person’s skin texture and other factors.

    1. Yes, for effective results you have to wash you face with mild soap and warm water. It helps to remove the dirt on the skin and warm water helps to open up the pores.

  19. I do use turmeric powder, baking soda and honey every morning before i bath, should i start using after bathing with soap now and can apply cucumber and tomato after it too, thanks. Also i’m afraid coconut or almond oil can give me pimples, how do i apply it not to have pimples. Can send a reply to my email, thanks

    1. Yes, you can use cucumber and tomato application after the bathing. If applied in small amounts, coconut oil or almond oil doesn’t cause any pimples. So, make sure to use it only in small amounts that doesn’t leave your skin greasy even after a hour of application.

  20. Hi.. Mine it is oily skin and I am having so many small small tiny bumbs on cheeks which is not really pimples and also having acne scars on my face and staying in PG so I am having less facilities, hence blender and all I will not get and I don’t want to go to doctor for this, can you please help me how can I get rid from this tiny bumbs as well as acne by using tamota. Iam eagerly waiting for your reply. Please help me.

    1. If you don’t have a blender, you can use manual grater to extract the tomato juice and any combination mentioned above in the article to get rid of acne, pimples and tiny bumps.

  21. i have little bit oily skin.whenever i go out with some little makeup and when i get home back,my face looks very oily and messed up.suggest some good products or home remedies for it

  22. i have combination skin.i started applying tomatoe juice on face overnight.does it help to improve my complexion.any prblms in applying tomatoes 4 a long time.rply mst.

    1. If left overnight, tomatoes don’t cause any problem to the skin. So, you can try it without any worry. And don’t forget to share your experience with us.

  23. Tamoto and lemon and honey all r mix at a time is it good for face and leave over night is good for face or not and how to reduce sweating nature on face

  24. What can I use for skin that has been damaged by artificial skin whitening creams and face is experiencing serious outbreaks.
    Please reply me via my email so I can easily read.
    Thanks

  25. Thanks for the post. God bless. Please can I apply cooked tomato paste on my face. I mean, does cooked tomato give better result as face treatment than uncooked ones.?

  26. I use tomato and baking soda yha it make blemishes fade away and whiten ,but when I go out to the sun my blemishes came back to my face again ,help what must I do reply to my email

  27. Can I keep Tomato and lemon juice overnight?Will it help reducing scars and tan?Will it damage my skin?I have combination skin and suffers from acne and pigmentation.And also have a tanned skin.

  28. Hai.thank u for the above information.I had a good faired skin earlier.but now it is turned into very dark colur.Which of the above is more useful to me.plz reply me..plz

  29. Can tomato and lemon juice nixed be apllied everyday? I hav acne scars and rashes ? Will it be cured? Is it harmful to use daily ?

  30. Hii !!
    Can oly gramflour tat mixed with tomato juice will whiten the face ?? & also suggest me any good skin whitening soap & body lotion so let me try it .
    THANK YOU !!

  31. Hi it difficult getting an even skin tone
    I have used lots of products but to no avail
    Please how effect is tomato juice and ordinary mile

  32. can all of the above mixtures be safely used on the face along with hands and legs without side effects………………………………………….. please relpy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. PLS ADMIN,WIL I STORE THE MIXTURE IN THE FRIDGE,LL D TOMATOES JUICE B FILTERED BFOR MIXIN IT WIT DE MILK??

  34. My face has an uneven colour.I am applying raw milk and tomato daily.Will it make my face even colour?please reply me.my skin gets darker when i stop applying these mixture.Please reply me what should i do?How to bring back my original colour

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