Fresh Milk and Ripe Tomato Juice Skin Cleanser

Good tomatoes are an abundant source of vitamins A, B (including folic acid), and C; potassium and magnesium; and valuable antioxidants and trace elements. The high acid content in the recipe – lactic acid in the milk and fruit acid in the tomato – gives this cleansing lotion a gentle peeling action. Test on the inside arm or wrist for any possible allergic reactions before using on the face.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium very ripe tomato
  • 5 fl. oz fresh whole milk
  • bottled or spring water

Method

Process the tomato, using a food processor or blender. Strain through a piece of muslin and discard the pulp. Add the tomato juice to an equal amount of milk. Store in a covered container or bottle in the refrigerator.

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

Effect: cleanses
Skin types: oily, combination (but test first, see above), not recommended for sensitive skin
Frequency of use: once or twice daily for 1 week
Shelf life: 6 hours in refrigerator
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Treatment time: 10 minutes

Excerpted from Anti-Wrinkle Treatments for Perfect Skin, by Pierre Jean Cousin. Copyright (c)2001. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Excerpted from Anti-Wrinkle Treatments for Perfect Skin, by Pierre Jean Cousin.

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5 comments

Terry V.
Terry V.2 years ago

I prefer to EAT tomatoes

Loo Samantha
Loo sam4 years ago

thanks for sharing.

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Sounds like an interesting formula.

May Howie
may Howie4 years ago

ty

Smita Patil
Smita Patil8 years ago

very helpfull n effective.