Tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables are rich in a phytochemical called Lycopene. (It’s chemically a carotene, but does not contain vitamin A). It’s also found in watermelon and papaya (but not strawberries or cherries). In addition to being a healthy choice for your diet, it’s a great choice for improving skin texture because it promotes collagen production and reduces the DNA damage that leads to wrinkles. To get the most benefit from this powerful antioxidant, you can either take a daily supplement or look for skin care products that contain it in topical formulas (lycopene is easily absorbed by the skin). Anti-aging masks, scrubs, moisturizers that contain it are available in the market.

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