In our daily life, most often, we happen to get out into the sun; reasons would vary from person to person and places to places. Exposing our skin to bright sunlight, in fact, is normally required and it’s useful also (not always?). So when it’s about necessarily going out there, you even forget about what negative can happen to your skin. Work is important, the benefits of sunlight are also important but safety is prior to everything.
One must be joking while saying that they were out in the sun for the sake of Vitamin D, without anything to protect the skin! However, today most of us understand how important it remains to shield our skin against the sun and that how badly ultraviolet rays could hurt.Till now, only sunscreen creams and lotions have been prevalent to protect skin. Now, it has been proved that certain foods can improve the skin’s protective ability.
This is absolutely true and there is nothing to wonder about it. Among various foods, tomatoes take a very keen care of our skin. Every bit of the above stated lines is true and it’s a different case that it’s not a well-known fact yet. If ‘How the wonder a tomato does something that big?’ is the question, it can be highly interesting to get an answer.
What is the basic fact behind?
The sunlight pierces our skin and carries biological interaction inside the body. The light rays with longer wavelength reach very deep inside the skin. The targeted skin segment is the centre of all the chemical reactions. As a result of chemical and biological reactions occurring in the body, free radicals get generated that are best known to harm skin cells.
Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene. This pigment is in sufficient amount in tomato that is meant to naturally protect soft outer layer of tomato-fruit. That means Lycopene has amazing sunscreen properties. Now it has been approved that it can formulate a strong protective barrier and shield skin against Sun’s extremely dangerous ultraviolet rays.
The working mechanism of Lycopene, however, remains the same for tomato and human skin as well. Lycopene acts as a carotenoid and is an incredible antioxidant. Protective properties of Lycopene means the same – in the capacity of an amazing antioxidant, it resists the growth of free radicals. Once our skin gets rid of free radicals, it revives its softness and can be called the normal skin. And secondly, the strong protective layer formed by Lycopene is the best protection against unwanted sunrays and sun tanning.