|• Main||• Contacts|
HOW TO HAVE BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL EYES.
Beautiful eyes are the gift of nature; but even those of the greatest
beauty may owe something to the toilet, while those of an indifferent
kind are very susceptible of improvement. We entirely discountenance
any tampering with the eye itself, with a view to giving it luster or
brightness. The sight has often been injured by the use of belladonna,
preparations of the calabar bean, eyebright, and other substances
having a strong effect on the eyes. But without touching the eye
itself, it is possible to give the effect of brightness, softness,
etc., by means of the eyelids and eyelashes. Made-up eyes are by no
means desirable, and to many are singularly displeasing; but the same
may be said of made-up faces generally. Some ladies are, however,
persuaded that it adds to their charms to give the eyes a long, almond
shape--after the Egyptian type--while very many are persuaded that the
eye is not seen to advantage unless its apparent size is increased by
the darkening of the lids. Both these effects are produced by kohl, a
black powder, which may be procured at the chemist's, and is mixed
with rose-water and applied with a camel's-hair brush.
=To Cure Weak Eyes.=--It is well to have on the toilet table a remedy
for inflamed eyes. Spermaceti ointment is simple and well adapted for
the purpose. Apply at night, and wash off with rose-water in the
morning. Golden ointment will serve a like purpose. Or, there is a
simple lotion made by dissolving a very small piece of alum and a
piece of lump sugar of the same size in a quart of water. Put the
ingredients into water cold and let them simmer. Bathe the eyes
frequently with it. Sties in the eyes are irritating and disfiguring.
Foment with warm water; at night apply a bread and milk poultice. When
a white head forms, prick it with a fine needle. Should the
inflammation be obstinate, a little citerine ointment may be applied,
care being taken that it does not get into the eye, and an aperient
should be tried.
=To Improve the Eyelashes.=--Many people speak highly of this secret.
Trim the tiny points slightly, and anoint with this salve: Two drams
of ointment of nitric oxida of mercury, and one dram of lard. Mix the
lard and ointment well, and anoint the edges of the eyelids night and
morning, after each time, with milk and water. This will restore the
lashes when all other remedies fail. It is not known in this country,
and is a valuable secret.
=To Cure Weakness of Eyes.=--Sulphate of copper, fifteen grains;
camphor, four grains; boiling water, four ounces. Mix, strain, and
when cold make up to four pints with water. Bathe the eyes night and
morning with a portion of the mixture.
=How to Have Beautiful Eyelashes.=--The effect of the eyes is greatly
aided by beautiful eyelashes. These may be secured to a certain extent
Page 1 from 5:  2 3 4 5 Forward