Glowing Skin with Tomatoes Glowing Skin with TomatoesAugust 30, 2015 in Basics, Recipes, Tips + BlogShare ThisFacebookPinterestTwitterPrintemail Have you ever noticed the most coveted “look” is always the natural inner-glow? That real inner vibrancy that shines through your skin creating a refreshed look, clear eyes and a dewy complexion. While makeup artists work tirelessly to achieve this “natural” look, there’s no getting around the fact that your appearance on the outside is a direct reflection of how well you’re taking care of your mind and body on the inside. Consuming real, unprocessed foods that are naturally high in phytochemicals (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc.) not only provides you with immediate results from within but also provides long-lasting protection (and even reversal) of oxidative stress (due to sun exposure, smoking, sleepless nights, chronic stress, etc.). The great news is you can easily achieve this by consuming absolutely delicious food. So what kind of food should we be eating? Let’s be real. There are amazing nutrients in so many plant foods that you’re bound to take in some incredible, skin-friendly nutrients no matter what. However, there is one called lycopene that is widely studied as the most effective phytochemical for healthy skin. Lycopene (and other important carotenoids found in pink/red/orange foods) actually works to prevent structural proteins (what gives your skin elasticity and keeps you wrinkle-free) from breaking down, slowing the look of skin aging. After we consume lycopene, it accumulates in the skin opposing UV light, which is why it acts as an internal sunscreen. Not only that, it actually works to prevent and repair DNA damage to the skin caused by overexposure of the sun. Pretty potent and powerful stuff! So you’re sold, now what? The number one most effective way of using this nutrient to your optimal benefit is hidden in this little secret…Continue reading and grab my Creamy Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup HERE!