No require to spend lots of money to treat the skin to make it more beautiful. Only by eating tomatoes, it can make the skin more beautiful. Based upon research conducted in Britain, tomatoes could provide the best defense to keep the skin looking young and is safe from sun damage.
Tests showed that eating tomatoes can help protect the skin against the sun and aging skin. That’s because the lycopene in tomatoes is a natural pigment that makes tomatoes red, helps protect skin from sun exposure.
The researchers compared 20 women’s skin. Half of them were given five tablespoons of tomato paste plus 10 grams of olive oil daily for 12 weeks. The result, the researchers found a significant increase in skin’s ability to protect itself against ultraviolet rays.
Additionally, the skin of volunteers after the trial showed increased levels of procollagen, a molecule that gives structure and loss of skin that causes skin aging and lack of elasticity. The researchers calculated that the protection offered by tomato paste is equivalent to a sunscreen with an SPF of 1.3.
“Eating tomatoes perhaps useful for sun protection like sunscreen,” said Mark Birch-Machin, a dermatologist from Newcastle University, UK.