What You Need to Know About Tomatoes and Acne

Discover how tomatoes help clear your acne

Can tomatoes be an effective acne treatment? A 'tomato a day keeps the doctor' away. This might become your new saying especially when it relates to acne. The popular tomato that everyone loves so much may be gaining status as the new wonder food. For acne sufferers, the best news is that it is also a successful acne treatment.

Tomatoes and Acne

The USDA lists the tomato as a vegetable. Most of you know by now that it is actually a fruit -- a berry to be exact. Once you know the many benefits of the tomato, most of you won't care what it's classified as, especially if works as an effective acne treatment to clear your acne.

As crazy as it sounds, it appears that the lowly tomato may do just that. Tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants and lycopene. Also packed with vitamins A, C, E, K, and B complex, potassium, manganese, copper, iron, chromium, beta-carotene, fiber and tryptophan, tomatoes get the credit for helping with everything from major health issues like heart disease and cancer to smaller problems like anti-aging, skin texture and skin color.

This is where tomatoes and acne come together. Many people use tomatoes as an effective acne treatment. To get the most benefit from this wonderful vegetable/fruit, take a slice of fresh tomato and place it on the area where you have acne. Leave the tomato in place for 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.

For even more benefits, eat at least one fresh tomato every day. By doing these two things, you'll get the benefits of the tomato both inside and out. Not only will your skin thank you, you're entire body will thank you too.

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