Surbakti, Erisa Senthya B and Khairun, Nisa Berawi (2015) Tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill.) As Anti Aging Skin. Majority, 5 (3). pp. 73-78. ISSN 2337-3776


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Skin aging is a biological process that occurs naturally and coincides with increase of the age. But skin aging actually happens depends on the human genetic structure , environment and lifestyle. The aging process is divided into two different concepts, they are Intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging (photoaging, radiation, pollution). Extrinsic aging is the basis for the discussion of aging skin because the sunlight. Sun's UV radiation produce oxidation photo reaction that occurs due to release of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) then cause decrease of skin collagen. Public usually use some method as anti aging treatment, they are cosmetic surgery and laser technology method to eliminate the wrinkles because skin aging. However, both methods are expensive and difficult to do, so the method by relying antioxidants sourced from food and beverages become choice. The tomato (Lycopersicum Esculentum Mill) acts as an antioxidant that can prevent skin cell damage caused by free radicals. The tomato has compound of lycopene, polyphenols, and vitamin C as antioxidant that can decrease the release of free radicals such as ROS therefore inhibiting collagen damage that causes wrinkles. Tomatoes are made into juice and its contents can be used as an alternative method of anti-aging skin. Keywords: free radical, skin aging, tomato

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Kedokteran (FK) > Prodi Pendidikan Dokter
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 01:59
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 01:59

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