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Or, try this; splendid.--Infuse a handful of well-sifted wheat bran
for four hours in white wine vinegar; add to it five yolks of eggs and
two grains of musk, and distill the whole. Bottle it, keep carefully
corked for fifteen days, when it will be fit for use. Apply over
night, and wash in the morning with tepid water.
=To Remove Pimples.=--There are many kinds of pimples, some of which
partake almost of the nature of ulcers, which require medical
treatment; but the small red pimple, which is most common, may be
removed by applying the following twice a day: Sulphur water, one
ounce; acetated liquid of ammonia, one-quarter ounce; liquor of
potassa, one grain; white wine vinegar, two ounces; distilled water,
two ounces. These pimples are sometimes cured by frequent washing in
warm water and prolonged friction with a coarse towel. The cause of
these pimples is obstruction of the skin and imperfect circulation.
=To Remove Tan.=--_Creme de'l Enclos._--New milk, half a pint; lemon
juice, one-quarter ounce; white brandy, half ounce. Boil the whole and
skim it clear from all scum. Use night and morning.
=A Cosmetic Bath.=--Take two pounds of barley or bean flour, eight
pounds of bran, and a few handfuls of Borage leaves. Boil these
ingredients in a sufficient quantity of spring water. This both
cleanses and softens the skin in a superior manner.
=Kalydor for the Complexion.=--For pimples, freckle-tanned skin, or
scurf on the skin. Take emulsion of bitter almonds, one pint;
oxymuriate of quicksilver, two and one-half pints; sal ammoniac, one
dram. To be used moderately by means of a sponge, after washing the
face and hands with pure soap and warm water.
=To Improve the Skin.=--Take two ounces of Venice soap and dissolve it
in two ounces of lemon juice. Add one ounce of the oil of bitter
almonds and a like quantity of the oil of tartar. Mix the whole and
stir it well till it has acquired the consistence of soap, and use it
as such for the hands. The paste of sweet almonds, which contains an
oil fit for keeping the skin soft and elastic and removing
indurations, may be beneficially applied to the hands and arms.
=Wash a la Marie Antoinette.=--Gives a beautiful brilliancy to the
complexion. Take half a dozen lemons and cut them in small pieces, a
small handful of the leaves of white lilies and southernwood, and
infuse them in two quarts of cows milk, with an ounce and a half of
white sugar and an ounce of rock alum. These are to be distilled in
palneum mariae. The face at bedtime is to be rubbed with this liquid,
and it will give a beautiful luster to the complexion. It is a safe
application, and its effects are certain.
=Liquid Rouge.=--Harmless--a perfect imitation of nature. For ladies who
wish to use a little artificial bloom the following is recommended. A
liquid rouge to produce a perfect imitation of the colors of nature is
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