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Fresh Milk and Ripe Tomato Juice Skin Cleanser

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.


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


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

Read more: Beauty, Skin Care

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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10:51AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

I prefer to EAT tomatoes

10:56PM PDT on Jul 13, 2011

thanks for sharing.

2:41PM PDT on Jul 11, 2011

Sounds like an interesting formula.

1:35PM PDT on Jul 11, 2011


2:05AM PDT on May 9, 2007

very helpfull n effective.

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