Why Tomatoes are beneficial for skincare

But theres little scientific evidence to support the claim that you can get these benefits from applying tomatoes to your skin.

Tomatoes fight cellular damage, further retaining the moisture, by preventing fine lines and wrinkles. As previously mentioned, tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, besides boosting your immune system, vitamin C can help stimulate collagen production.

Lycopene is a superstar of medical food substances and the source of their vibrant red colour with many health benefits, including sun protection.

Tomato's are an excellent source of potassium. According to research decreased levels of potassium may contribute to dry skin in people with atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema.

According to researchers lycopene has a powerful anti cancer effect and also promotes wound healing, soothws skin inflammation and stimulates collagen production.

Cherry tomatoes contain more lycopene than large tomatoes. 

Apart from this, it helps to treat skin problems related to ageing and sun damage therefore making it a great skin rejuvenator. 

Due to their astringent properties, tomatoes help to reduce excess sebum on the skin’s surface preventing build up, which further reduces the changes of blackheads and whiteheads.

Since they have pore shrinking properties and help tighten the skin, chances of acne and pimples are greatly reduced. 

B vitamins are essential to skin health. There is no shortage of these vitamins in tomatoes since they contain B-1, B-3, B-5, B-6 B-9 

These vitamins have anti ageing properties that may help to reduce age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. B vitamins also contribute to cell repair. They may reduce hyper pigmentation and sun damage.

Of course this won’t be the case if you are suffering from a tomato intolerance or allergy in this case skin conditions may become worse. 

I would always advise to wash tomatoes just before you eat them under running water to help remove dirt and bacteria.