The very best preparation as an all-round cosmetic which I know is lemon and milk wash. It combine properties of the food and the astringent at their best.
To make it, put a slice of lemon into a teacup and over it half a teacupful of hot milkŚmore or less- you not need to be too exact about the proportions. Leave for a few minutes, then strain and throw away the curd. After washing your face at night, work in that clear liquid with the tips of your fingers, massaging and patting the face in the process, and afterwards leave some of the liquid on to dry. Make it fresh for every use. Great for the hands too.