Tomato magic in your skin, check amazing benefits of this superfood

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Tomato contains lycopene which protects our skin against UV rays
Tomato contains lycopene which protects our skin against UV rays

New Delhi : Did you ever imagine that tomato a day can gift you with flawless skin everyday? Yes, it’s a superfood packed with antioxidants, antibacterial properties, vitamins and minerals. The humble tomato is the powerhouse of nutritional benefits. So, let’s take a look at the amazing benefits of tomato for good health and skin.

Tomato contains lycopene, a carotenoid responsible for its red colour. Experts say, lycopene protects our skin against UV radiation while revitalising and regenerating skin cells. 

Lycopene helps to maintain skin density and firmness.

Eating tomato helps in the synthesis of pro-collagen and protects hyaluronic acid against decomposition.

Beauticians say tomato pulp and juice can combat excess production of oil by the sebaceous glands. The superfood can be used in daily skin care regime.  Just cut a ripe tomato into two halves and rub the pulpy side over the face. Leave for 15 minutes, so that it penetrates deep into the pores. Rinse off thoroughly with cold water. Repeat the process two times daily to improve skin condition.

Tomato is a super facial cleanser.  All you need is to cut a tomato into two and place half in crystalline sugar. Rub it over the face in circular motions to remove dirt and dead skin cells. Leave for a few minutes and rinse off with cold water.

Being rich in potassium content, it provides about 237 mg of potassium which is useful for controlling heart rate and preventing heart diseases and sudden strokes.

Tomatoes and their seeds contain high amounts of Vitamin which offers excellent eyesight, and helps to get rid of a deficiency which causes night blindness. 

So, from now onwards, be sure to store loads of tomatoes in your refrigerator and use it for your beautiful skin and healthy life.