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over the skin before going to bed.
=To Cure Freckles and Parched or Rough Skin.=--Take one ounce of sweet
almonds, or of pistachia nuts, half a pint of elder or rose-water, and
one ounce of pure glycerine; grate the nuts and put the powder in a
little linen or cotton bag, and squeeze it for several minutes in the
rose-water; then add the glycerine and a little perfume. Use it by
wetting the face two or three times a day. This is a grateful
application for a parched, rough skin, and is good for the removal of
freckles. It should be allowed to dry thoroughly. When it feels pasty
or sticky it may be washed off with a little warm water without soap.
TO PURIFY THE BREATH.
There is nothing more disagreeable to people with whom we associate
than for them to be able to detect a bad odor from our breath when in
their company. Yet a great many are afflicted in this way. The
following will purify and sweeten the breath: Chlorate of lime, seven
drams; vanilla sugar, three drams; gumeratic, five drams. Mix well
with warm water to a stiff paste, and cut into lozenges. Take a
TO BLEACH AND PURIFY THE SKIN OF THE FACE AND NECK.
A celebrated physician gives the following as a good skin bleacher and
purifier: Half a pint of skim milk; slice into it as much cucumber as
it will cover, and let it stand an hour; then bathe the face, neck,
and hands. Wash them off with clean soft water when the cucumber
extract is dry. If the skin is rough from exposure to the wind, an
application of buttermilk at night, washed off with fine carbolic soap
in the morning, will make the skin smooth and natural.
=To Permanently Remove Black Specks or "Flesh-worms."=--Sometimes little
black specks appear about the base of the nose, or on the forehead, or
in the hollow of the chin, which are called flesh-worms, and are
occasioned by coagulated lymph that obstructs the pores of the skin.
They may be squeezed out by pressing the skin, and ignorant people
suppose them to be little worms. They are permanently removed by
washing with very warm water, and severe friction with a towel and
then applying a little of the following preparation: Liquor of
potassa, one ounce; cologne, two ounces; white brandy, four ounces.
=French Face Wash Purifies and Brightens the Complexion.=--Take equal
parts of the seeds of the melon, pumpkin, gourd, and cucumber, pounded
till they are reduced to powder; add to it sufficient fresh cream to
dilute the flour, and then add milk enough to reduce the whole to a
thick paste. Add a grain of musk and a few drops of the oil of lemon.
Anoint the face with this, leave it on twenty or thirty minutes, or
over night if convenient, and wash off with warm water. It gives a
remarkable purity and brightness to the complexion.
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