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Fresh Tomato Skin Cleanser

Fresh Tomato Skin Cleanser

When we found out how great tomatoes are for our skin, we saved a few Farmersí Market beauties to use in this fabulous formula rather than happily stuffing our faces with them. Who knew the gentle acid exfoliating action of tomatoes could give such a glow? Plus the luscious tomato is rich in antioxidants, vitamins A and B (including folic acid), potassium, and magnesium–all so deeply nourishing to our complexions. Harvest some fresh beauty for your skin with this simply divine tomato formula.

Be sure to test the inside of your arm with the mixture before using it on your face to be sure you donít have an allergic reaction. This formula is especially effective on oily skin.


1 medium very ripe tomato
Plain yogurt (the lactic acid and probiotics in the yogurt add gentle cleansing and nourishing benefits)

1. Process the tomato in a food processor or blender. Strain it through some cheesecloth or a clean piece of muslin into a bowl and discard the pulp. Add an equal amount of yogurt to the juice and store in a covered container or bottle in the refrigerator.

2. Apply to the face and neck, using cotton pads or a soft cloth, once or twice a day. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse with water and pat dry.

This formula will keep for 2 days or so in the fridge.

Quick variation:

Smash one good-sized cherry tomato with the back of a spoon or wring it in a clean cloth to extract the juice. Mix juice with an equal amount of yogurt and use immediately. This is good for one treatment.

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Inspired by Anti-Wrinkle Treatments for Perfect Skin, by Pierre Jean Cousin (Storey Books, 2001).

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7:10PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012


4:54PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Nice!. Thanks for the info!! ;)

1:28AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Thanks for the info.

7:26AM PDT on Aug 30, 2007

I would not suggest using any unfermented soy products.

10:13PM PDT on Aug 29, 2007

i dontknow about yogurt. But tomato was the best solution for oilskin. our face have some glow after using the tomatojuice. Its my experience.

5:17PM PDT on Aug 29, 2007

I don't think soy would work the regular yogurt id the stuff that has the lactic acid and probiotics in it.

4:42PM PDT on Aug 29, 2007

I'm vegan - can you substitute soy yogurt? I've never seen plain soy yogurt at the store so not sure how to do that anyway. Any ideas?

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