Potatoes, Tomatoes, Lemon are natural skin lightening agents – Dermatologist
A Lagos based private consultant dermatologist on Wednesday in Lagos said lemon juice, tomato juice and potatoes can help remove and rejuvenate dark blemishes on skin.
Mrs Eniola Taiwo, the Director of Ensy Skin Clinic in Lagos, told the News Agency of Nigeria that application of the fruits would get rid and cure burn marks.
She said that lemon has acidic properties that naturally lighten scars and tomato juice is a natural bleaching agent.
“Potatoes are also natural brightener and so applying potato juice or potatoes directly on the affected area can banish dark areas.”
However, she gave natural tips on how to use them.
“You will need two wash cloths, one for lemon juice and the other for fresh tomato juice.
“The blemishes should first be rinsed thoroughly under cold water, then place a moistened wash cloth on the burn mark for a few hours, meanwhile, keep some fresh lemon juice ready.
“Then, moisten the other wash cloth with fresh lemon juice and dab the burn mark gently, after the area is dry, you should apply some fresh tomato juice on the burn mark.
“Potatoes are also a natural skin lightening agent, apply a mask of grated raw potato on your face and rinse off with water after 30 minutes.
“Using this on a regular basis will make your skin smooth, clean and bright, and remove any skin blemishes.”
The dermatologist advised that natural lightening agents should be used rather than lightening chemicals.
“It is better to use natural agents to lighten dark skin area instead of patronising bleaching chemical which poses danger to the skin.
“When you do this regularly, the marks will disappear,” she said.