What exactly does tomato extract do for your skin? – Self

What exactly does tomato extract do for your skin?

Tomato extract is one of the most acclaimed health substances. Which isn’t crazy , because it does wonders to your body and skin! Tomato extract is filled with lycopene : the natural pigmentation that gives tomatoes their red color. The redder the tomatoes, the more lycopene it contains. That ‘natural dye’ seems to be filled with extraordinary health substances. Study shows that lycopene helps to lower your blood pressure and lowers the risk of having heart – and cardiovascular diseases and numbers of cancers can be brought down.The concentrated tomato extract also has a lot of interesting benefits for your skin.

I would like to list the three most important ones for you!

Tomato extract fights wrinkels

As an antioxidant bomb, tomato extract helps prevent cell damage, but that isn’t all. Research shows that the extract also strenghtens the procollagen layer in the skin. Procollagen is an important protein that gives the skin its structure. A loss of procallegen causes your skin to age and lose elasticity. Tomato extract boosts the production of procollagen in such a way that it actually reverses the skin ageing process.
An indespensable natural weapon against wrinkels and skin ageing.

Our Boost of Indulgence Facial Mask is packed with tomato extract to help your skin produce collagen. It’s an intense booster that fights wrinkles and stimulates your cell renewal.

Boost of Indulgence Facial Mask

Tomato extract fights wrinkels

As an antioxidant bomb, tomato extract helps prevent cell damage, but that isn’t all. Research shows that the extract also strenghtens the procollagen layer in the skin. Procollagen is an important protein that gives the skin its structure. A loss of procallegen causes your skin to age and lose elasticity. Tomato extract boosts the production of procollagen in such a way that it actually reverses the skin ageing process.
An indespensable natural weapon against wrinkels and skin ageing.

Our Boost of Indulgence Facial Mask is packed with tomato extract to help your skin produce collagen. It’s an intense booster that fights wrinkles and stimulates your cell renewal.

Boost of Indulgence Facial Mask

Tomato extract protects against the sun

Lycopene belongs to the group of ‘carotenoids’: these are natural substances that protect you against the sun. Long-term use of tomato extract even makes your skin up to 30% more resistant tot the harmfull effects of UV rays. Tomato extract also works as a natural SPF. A nice plus, but…of course that doesn’t mean you don’t have to put on your sunscreen. You can compare the protective effect of tomato extract with factor 6. Which is far too little for proper sun protection. Don’t forget that UV radiation is the culprit for skin ageing. The number one anti-ageing tip from many dermatologists is: Apply a good sun cream every day! And this is not for nothing!

Tomato extract works as a powerfull anti-oxidant.

Tomato extract is full of the strongest antioxidants available. Lycopene works as a strong anti-oxidant to help defuse free radicals: these are tiny molecules that affect your cells and can alter your DNA. Free radicals are released in our body by all kinds of body processes but also because of air pollution ,stress, tobacco smoke, blue lights etc. They play an important role in our ageing process. But that’s not counting the effect of antioxidants , because natural powerhouses such as lycopene can bind to free radicals and thereby render them harmless. Besides lycopene , tomato extract also contains other super-nutritive antioxidants. Think of vitamines C, E , B6, B1, B3 and B2, all of which have an anti-inflammatory effect that protect you against daily external attacks ánd help to strengthen your skin.

Now do you understand why we are such fans of tomato extract? Tomato extract is pure powerfood for your skin! We don’t always realise it, but Mother Nature has so many good things to offer our skin. Would you like to know more about a particular ingredient or product? Feel free to send me an email (isabelle@naturalself.eu). I’ll be happy to tell you more about it!

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