- Apply, at night, to face and hands, and wash off in the morning. This is excellent for the skin, and keeps it soft and clear.
Put the glove on the hand, and rub thoroughly with white corn-meal, using a piece of cotton flannel.
Keep in common, dry magnesia, instead of the cotton wool used in jewel cases, and they will never lose their brilliancy.
Ounce best castor-oil, two ounces each of French brandy and bay rum; scent with rosemary and rose-geranium.
Use shellac to join, and then smoke the joints to make them black.
Mother's Marks - should never be interfered with, except by the advice of a physician.
Tetter or Ringworm - of the face is caused by a disordered stomach, and must be cured by proper diet.
Pimples - are caused by improper diet, and can never be cured except by correcting the habits. Cosmetics only injure.
Mix a small quantity of good polish blacking with the white of an egg.
Two tea-spoons each of castor oil, ammonia and glycerine; add alcohol enough to cut the oil, and put in a four-ounce bottle half full of rain-water. Shake before using.
- To remove "black heads " in the face, place over the black spot the hollow end of a watch-key, and press firmly. This forces the foreign substance out, so that it may be brushed off and is a cure. (574)
Washing in cool, but not excessively cold, water, and general cleanliness, keeps the skin healthy and the complexion clear.
- Four ounces ivory-black, three ounces coarsest sugar, one table-spoon sweet-oil, one pint small beer; mix well together.
Take a tea-spoon of it and rub in thoroughly by a fire. Do this when the shoes are new, and several times afterwards, and they will last twice as long.
- One ounce flour of sulphur to one quart of water. Shake well at intervals, for a few hours, and, when settled, saturate the head with the clear liquid every morning.
Ten drops carbolic acid in one ounce glycerine; apply freely at night. Pure mutton tallow is also excellent.
- Thirty drops each oil of lavender, oil of bergamot, oil of lemon, and orange-flower water, half pint deodorized alcohol. Cork and shake well.
There is no simpler nor better remedy for this vexatious appearance (caused by a dryness of the skin) than a wash of camphor and borax - an ounce of each put into a pint and a half of cold water, and afterwards rub a little pure oil into the scalp.
Moth Patches - may be removed from the face by the following remedy: Into a pint bottle of rum put a table-spoon of flour of sulphur. Apply this to the patches once a day, and they will disappear in two or three weeks.
Boston Burnett Powder for the Face - Five cents worth of bay rum, five cents worth of magnesia snow-flake, five cents worth of bergamot, five cents worth of oil of lemon; mix in a pint bottle and fill up with rain-water.