There are several natural remedies you can try to soothe your burns. One such effective remedy we recently came across are tomatoes for burnt skin. All you need to do is directly apply a slice of tomato on burned skin. Hold it on the area for a few minutes and allow it to dry. You’ll be more than surprised to see how it immediately soothes the skin, and any kind of pain associated with instantly fades away.
Consuming Tomatoes Can Keep Away Sunburns
Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is an important nutrient to reduce heat from minor burns. Also, consuming tomatoes on a regular basis can keep you away from sunburns owing to the amount of lycopene and other antioxidants they contain. It helps strengthen the skin’s natural protection from UV radiation and inflammation.
One study found that people who consumed tomato paste with olive oil over a period of 10 weeks experienced 40% less skin reddening when exposed to UV radiation compared to the control group which only had olive oil.1
Other Benefits Of Tomatoes For Skin
1. Glowing skin: Tomatoes contain high amounts of vitamin C, which helps brighten the skin and restore its natural glow lost due to harsh chemicals or pollution. You could either apply tomato juice on the face or cut it into two halves and rub it on the skin.
2. Good astringent: It contains astringent properties which make it a great remedy for combination skin. You could make a face pack with mashed avocados and potatoes and apply on skin. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
3. Removes dead skin cells: Tomatoes are also excellent as exfoliators. To use, grind tomatoes with seeds and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Apply and massage gently in circular motion.
4. Fights cellular damage: Lycopene reduces the amount of free radicals in the body. It fights cellular damage, skin reddening, retains moisture and prevents fine lines and wrinkles. It has amazing anti-aging benefits for skin.
|↑1||Stahl, Wilhelm, Ulrike Heinrich, Sheila Wiseman, Olaf Eichler, Helmut Sies, and Hagen Tronnier. “Dietary tomato paste protects against ultraviolet light–induced erythema in humans.” The Journal of nutrition 131, no. 5 (2001): 1449-1451.|