One of the undisputed main elements of the Mediterranean kitchen is the tomato. Red, juicy and shiny, available in several varieties, each one of which possesses different tastes and features, the tomato is one of the most beloved and used foods of all. It is also one of the most versatile: you can cook it to obtain a nice sauce, you can eat it raw and season it with a drizzle of olive oil, you can add it to salads and so on.
Besides being exquisite, the tomato is rich in nutrients that are good for the human body and antioxidants that prevent it from aging. These characteristics make sure that this vegetable is widely used also out of the kitchen, for example, to heal the skin.
The issues that the skin can suffer from are many: acne first among everything. This skin disease is very common, especially in the age range from 15 to 20, and can assume several forms and be caused by many factors. It can occur occasionally and appear with the menstrual period, or in the periods of stress or because of food intolerances or abuse. It often is a chronic pathology which is difficult to treat and can cause important physical issues to the patient.
Those who suffer from acne tries everything, from local treatments to pharmacological aggressive treatments with ups and downs. There are those who can handle the problem, but there are also those who, after a period of improvement, find themselves at the starting point again and try to disguise the blemishes and the stains caused by acne.
The care of acne’s signs is one of the extra-culinary uses of the tomato. Where does this ability to improve the troubled skin come from? It comes from the amount of vitamins (A, C, E, K and B6) contained in the tomatoes that purify the skin, removing the scars and leaving it clean and smooth.