Tomatoes are everywhere. From the humble squirt of ketchup on french fries to a gourmet slice of the heirloom variety – tomatoes enjoy a frequent place on our dinner plates. But what about skin care? Few people make the connection between this common garden fruit and the benefits of eating tomatoes for your skin. With tomatoes ripening soon at the end of summer, this is the perfect time to count four ways that this super-fruit gives you a healthy, glowing complexion:
1. REDUCES INFLAMMATION
Tomatoes contain an ultra-potent antioxidant called quercetin, a super protector that has endless benefits, including the ability to reduce inflammation.
2. FIGHTS SIGNS OF AGING
With their high antioxidant content from vitamins A, C, and E (including fat soluble tocopherols), tomatoes fight against free radicals and reduce the visible signs of aging.
3. CLEARS UP PROBLEM SKIN
Salicylic acid is an amazing ingredient in tomatoes that has clarifying and pore refining properties – key for clearing up problem skin
4. PROTECTS AGAINST SUNBURN
An astonishing fact about eating tomatoes is that their high levels of lycopene help shield the skin from sunburn. This protection happens internally but also works externally: According to folklore, farmers working on a hot summer day would crush tomatoes onto their skin to keep it from burning!
At Éminence, we love tomatoes not only on the menu but also in our skin care. Recommended by Refinery29, our Tomato Day Cream SPF16 moisturizes the skin while providing protection from UV rays. Need an even lighter option? Try our Tomato Oil-Control Gel which hydrates oily and problem skin and reduces the visible signs of aging.
Written By: Karen Young Chester