Tomatoes - Our Ally in the Sun

by Michèle Serre

Astringent tomato mask for oily skin

In the 18th century, a tomato-based lotion appeared on the market to fight pimples, based on the principle that the acidity found in this fruit could be beneficial in treating skin problems. Today, tomatoes are still our skin's allies.

  • Thoroughly crush two tomatoes and collect the juice, or use a juicer.
  • Mix with 100 ml (scant 1/2 cup) milk and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 or 5 days, no longer.
  • Be careful - if you have sensitive skin, avoid tomatoes: they'll mean redness for sure!



Find out more

To learn more about the tomato, consult The Worldwide Gourmet

Soothes sunburn

A miracle cure: a slice of tomato placed on sunburned skin for 15 minutes will take away the burning feeling and prevent peeling and blistering.


N.B. MSCOMM has gathered this information from preventative and natural medicine and from the popular traditions of various countries for your information and enjoyment, but MSCOMM declines all responsibility as to its use and does not intend that it be used as a substitute for conventional medicine.

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