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Niche Topics (Beauty and Wellness) is all about a natural approach to healthy skin,
hair and nails. You'll love our collection of organic homemade beauty, bath and body
treatment recipes using natural ingredients that nourish, pamper, cleanse and protect
your skin. Harness the healing powers of Mother Nature's bounty to make yourself
Have you ever wondered what tomatoes can do for your skin other than adding pizzazz
to pizzas? Tomato offers many amazing beauty benefits that go beyond its distinctive
red skin and appealing taste. It holds the secret to radiant youthful-looking complexion,
thanks to the presence of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.
One study reported volunteers who consumed 5 tablespoons (about 55 grams) lycopene-rich
tomato paste daily for 3 months had a lower risk of sunburn. The team of researchers
found significant improvements in the skin’s ability to protect itself against harmful
ultraviolet rays in these individuals.
Lycopene, a carotenoid pigment which is also found in other red fruits – watermelon,
pink guava, and pink grapefruit – is able to neutralize free radicals that can accelerate
aging and protect the skin from photodamage (or sun damage). Excessive UV exposure
will result in fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration and textural changes, and even
Another benefit of eating a lycopene-based diet is that it helps boost collagen production.
Collagen is a protein that keeps skin strong, smooth and supple. Without enough amount
of collagen to support structures of the skin, your face will begin to show signs
of premature aging – dry, dull-looking, saggy and wrinkly.
That said, studies also show that lycopene is better absorbed by the body from cooked
or processed tomatoes (for example, tomato sauce or tomato soup) than from raw tomatoes.
And, because lycopene is fat-soluble, your body absorbs lycopene more readily if
you add a little oil.
You can also benefit from lycopene by applying it directly to the skin. There is
a wide range of lycopene-enriched skincare products in the market that you could
purchase, but they don't come cheap. The next best solution is make tomato face masks
at home. These homemade tomato facials will help to minimize the appearance of creases
and wrinkles, plump up the skin while restoring your complexion's radiant glow.
How to Make Tomato Mask
Note: Always use organic tomatoes and select the redder ones as they contain more
lycopene. Also, make sure you don't have a tomato allergy.
Tomato Honey Home Facial
Nourishes and rejuvenates aging skin, or dry skin. Also help fade dark spots and
blemishes naturally to reveal brighter and whiter skin.
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is good for forehead wrinkles, the options available to smooth fine lines naturally
without botox and get rid of frown lines on forehead.
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out gentle exfoliating face scrub ingredients from your kitchen that can keep your
skin baby smooth and radiantly bright.
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and glowing radiance to dry mature skin? Find out what kitchen ingredients work best
with manuka honey and make your skin complexion look years younger.