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WASHES FOR THE FACE.
We do not approve of face washes, but as some ladies will use them, we
recommend the following as harmless: Dampen with glycerine tempered
with rose-water, then powder with the finest magnesia. It imparts a
Less harmless, but more frequently used, is to procure five cents'
worth of bismuth, of flake white, and of powdered chalk; mix with five
cents' worth of rose-water. Great care must be taken to wash off this
preparation before retiring to rest, as the bismuth is of a hurtful
=To Remove Freckles.=--Freckles are of two kinds: Those occasioned by
exposure to the sunshine, and consequently evanescent, are denominated
"summer freckles"; those which are constitutional and permanent are
called "cold freckles." With regard to the latter, it is impossible to
give any advice which will be of value. They result from causes not to
be affected by mere external applications. Summer freckles are not
difficult to deal with, and with a little care the skin may be kept
free from this cause of disfigurement by using either of the following
First: Scrape horse-radish into a cup of sour milk, let it stand
twelve hours, strain, and apply two or three times a day.
Second: Into half a pint of milk squeeze the juice of a lemon, with a
spoonful of brandy, and boil, skimming well; add a dram of rock alum.
=Magic Lotion for Removing Freckles.=--Dissolve three grains of borax in
five drams each of rose-water and orange-flower water. A splendid and
harmless remedy is equal parts of pure glycerine and rose-water,
applied every night and allowed to dry on the skin.
=To Remove Freckles and Tan.=--Tincture of benzoin, one pint; tincture
of tolu, one-half pint; oil rosemary, one-half ounce. Put one
teaspoonful of the above mixture in one-quarter pint of water, and
then with a towel thoroughly bathe the face. Do this every night and
=To Expel Freckles.=--Finely powdered nitre is excellent. Apply it to
the face with the finger moistened with water and dipped in the
=Cleopatra's Freckle Balm.=--A splendid article. Venice soap, one ounce;
lemon juice, half ounce; oil of bitter almonds, quarter ounce;
deliquidated oil of tartar, quarter ounce; oil of rhodium, three
drops. Dissolve the soap in the lemon juice, then add the two oils,
and put the whole in the sun till it acquires the consistency of
ointment, and then add the oil rhodium. Anoint the freckly face at
night with this balm, and wash in the morning with pure water.
=Lemon Cream for Sunburn and Freckles.=--Put two spoonfuls of sweet
cream into half a pint of new milk, squeeze into it the juice of a
lemon, add half a glass of genuine French brandy, a little alum and
loaf sugar; boil the whole, skim it well, and when cool it is fit for
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