How to Preserve Beauty
(transcribed from Memphis Daily Appeal, August 08, 1858)
Lula Monrex, in one of her lectures, gives the following recipe:
The habit continues with many ladies ef drying the perspiration from their faces by powdering,” which is said to be most “destructive” to the complexion, as well as “cooling off” when heated by exposure to the sun or dancing, by washing in cold water; a humor by this means sometimes extends over the face which destroys its beauty forever.
The following wash is applied as a remedy for roughness from exposure, and for rigidity of muscles in the face:
“Mix two parts of white brandy with one ef rosewater, and wash the face with it night and morning.
” The celebrated Madame Vestris preserved the splendor of her complexion to a very late period of life, by binding up her face every night in a kind of paste, for which the following is the recipe :
“The whites of four eggs boiled in rosewater, half an ounce of alum, half an ounce of oil of sweet almonds; beat the whole together until it assumes the consistence of paste.”