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Clover Cream - Facial Complexion Recipe - DIY Natural Homemade Remedy - Beautify Your Skin

Clover Cream - Facial Complexion Recipe - DIY Natural Homemade Remedy - Beautify Your Skin


Clover Cream:



Ingredients:

  • Spermaceti, 1 ounce.
  • White wax, 1 ounce.
  • Oil sweet almonds, 5 ounces.
  • Rose-water, 1-3/5 ounces.
  • Powdered borax, 20 grains.
  • Essence of clover, 5 drops.

Instructions:

Dissolve the borax in the rose-water and add the essence of clover. 

Melt the white wax, the spermaceti and the oil of almonds, using a porcelain kettle, as tin or iron is injurious to the oils. 

When melted remove from the heat and add the rose-water (all at once). 

Then beat quickly with an egg-beater until the mixture is cold and firm. 

It is impossible for the rose-water to separate from the oils if directions are carefully followed. 

The recipe given above will fill an eight-ounce jar, so perhaps one-half the quantity should be tried at first.


Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans

Orange Flower Skin Food - Facial Complexion Recipe - DIY Natural Homemade Remedy - Beautify Your Skin

Orange Flower Skin Food - Facial Complexion Recipe - DIY Natural Homemade Remedy - Beautify Your Skin


Orange Flower Skin Food:


Ingredients
  • Spermaceti, ½ ounce.
  • White wax, ½ ounce.
  • Sweet almond oil, 2 ounces.
  • Lanoline, 1 ounce.
  • Cocoanut oil, 1 ounce.
  • Tincture benzoin, 3 drops.
  • Orange flower water, 1 ounce.

Instructions:

Melt the first five ingredients in a porcelain kettle. 

Take from the fire, and add the benzoin and the orange flower water, fluffing it with an eggbeater till cold. 

This recipe will make five ounces, quite enough to prepare at one time. 

For those who dislike oily creams it will be found delightful, as the skin absorbs it. 

The mission of the skin food is to do away with wrinkles. 

Massage must, of course, accompany its application. 

For hollow cheeks or dry, rough skin it is unexcelled. 

Its fattening qualities plumpen the tissues and so raise the lines of the face and gradually obliterate them.


Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans

Strawberry Cream - Facial Complexion Recipe - DIY Natural Homemade Remedy - Beautify Your Skin

Strawberry Cream - Facial Complexion Recipe - DIY Natural Homemade Remedy - Beautify Your Skin


Strawberry Cream:



Ingredients:
  • White wax, ½ ounce.
  • Spermaceti, ½ ounce.
  • Sweet almond oil, 2½ ounces.
  • Strawberry juice, ¾ of an ounce.
  • Benzoin, 3 drops.


Instructions:


Take large fresh berries. Wash and drain thoroughly. Macerate and strain the juice through a piece of muslin. Heat the white wax, the spermaceti and the oil of almonds. 

Remove from the fire and add the strawberry juice very quickly. Beat briskly till fluffy, adding the three drops of benzoin just as the mixture begins to cool. 

Put in jars and keep in a very cool place. This quantity will fill a three-ounce jar. Apply every night as a cold cream. This is particularly excellent for sunburn.


Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans

Creme Marquise - Facial Complexion Recipe - DIY Natural Homemade Remedy - Beautify Your Skin

Creme Marquise - Facial Complexion Recipe - DIY Natural Homemade Remedy - Beautify Your Skin



In compounding face creams, one cannot be too careful and painstaking. It is much like preparing a salad or a charlotte russe, either of which can be utterly ruined by lack of care—or too much fussing. 

The creme marquise is especially difficult for the woman who tumbles things together in a haphazard fashion. 

Unless compounded just so carefully, it will be likely to crumble, but when done according to directions it makes a cosmetic that is absolutely unrivaled. 

The other creams which follow this formula are more easily made for the reason that they contain less fats and are therefore less apt to separate from the rose-water. The creme marquise is a whiter, harder preparation than any of the others.


Creme Marquise Recipe:



Ingredients:

  • ¼ ounce of white wax.
  • 2½ ounces of spermaceti.
  • 2½ ounces of oil of sweet almonds.
  • 1½ ounces of rose-water.
  • 1 drop attar of rose.

Instructions:

Shave the wax and spermaceti and melt in a porcelain kettle. 

Add the almond oil and heat slightly, but do not let boil. Remove from the stove and add the rose-water, to which the perfume has been added. 

Beat until creamy and put in jars. Cease beating before the mass becomes really hard. 

Be sure that your druggist weighs the wax carefully, for too much of this ingredient will spoil the creme by making it too firm. 

This delightful preparation should be applied immediately after washing the face but can be used at any time. It is absolutely harmless. 

Get the best materials—and see that your almond oil is the real thing instead of a cheap imitation, which acts almost as poison to the skin.

Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans

How To Choose The Best Skin Care Routine Cosmetics And Products

How To Choose The Best Skin Care Routine Cosmetics And Products



If you've been disappointed when your powder eye shadow creases and slides before lunch or your foundation looks lined and caked, understanding the characteristics of your skin and purchasing the appropriate cosmetics for your skin type is a worthwhile exercise. 


Using the right cosmetics for any skin type is important in creating a fresh natural appearance as well as helping to prevent reactions to cosmetics such as allergies that can result in rashes, itching, weeping skin, painful skin eruptions, breakouts with whiteheads or blackheads. Every person's skin is unique and different areas on a person's face may have different characteristics which must be taken into consideration when choosing the appropriate cosmetic.


Listed below are some tips that will help you look your best when you are considering which cosmetics to use.

1. Avoid cosmetics that dry or irritate skin


Each skin type reacts differently to different cosmetics. Even if a particular brand works for your eye shadow, the same brand may not work for lipstick. This is because the skin type on your eyelids may be very different from the skin type on your lips. 

When you are choosing cosmetics such as foundation, for example, avoid drying cosmetics or cosmetics that cause skin to break out. Unfortunately, you may have to try several products in order to determine those that work on your skin consistently. 

An issue which must be considered is that your skin may build up a reaction to a particular cosmetic which did not previously cause a skin irritation, so you may be forced to find an alternative to a tried-and-true brand which worked well in the past. Skin characteristics may change significantly over a lifetime, and this can lead to a change in the type of cosmetics which you select. 


2. Consider your skin tone when selecting cosmetics


Even if a particular type of cosmetic is right for your skin type, choosing the wrong color i.e. A color that is either too light or too dark will make the cosmetics less attractive. Select cosmetics that complement and match your skin tone as this helps minor imperfections in your skin tone and texture disappear. Darker foundations, deeper colors for eye shadow and eyeliner are best suited for those with chocolate or olive skin tones. On the other end of the spectrum, if you have pale skin, you should choose lighter shades of foundation and eye makeup. Cosmetics should enhance and not overpower your skin tone.

3. Invest in quality makeup


Quality makeup is often expensive, but its benefits show on the skin. Cheap makeup can cake or slide on your skin and isn't as likely to blend. It is more likely to sit on the surface, giving a plastic look. Look for good quality cosmetics that aren't necessarily expensive. It's better to invest in yourself by purchasing quality makeup that you know looks great with your skin type than taking chances with cheaper alternatives.


a. Dry Skin


If you are the victim of skin that is dry, don't despair. You should find a mousse or crème type foundation. If you use a concealer, make sure it is cream based and your compact powder should be pressed compact powder.  

You should avoid loose power or oil free formulas as these tend to settle in the fine lines on your face. Eye makeup is best done with silk-textured powder or crème eye shadows and eyeliner should be either a shimmer pencil or a matte type. 

Moisture is the key word with lipsticks and lip glosses. Find a moisturizing lipstick and use lip gloss that has ingredients such as aloe or vitamin E, both of which provide additional lip moisture. 

b. Sensitive Skin


Look for products that are labeled specifically for use with sensitive skin and avoid fragrances in your cosmetic products. Non-allergenic is another phrase to look for on the labels of products you plan on purchasing. The key is to avoid anything with high dye levels or preservatives.

c. Combination Skin


You can either choose different products for different skin conditions that might affect your face or you can select products which are specifically created for combination skin. Even so-called normal skin often has areas which are more or less oily than other areas. Also keep in mind that normal skin might have times during the monthly cycle when it is oilier than usual. 

d. Oily Skin


For oily skin, try using an oil free primer before applying a matte type foundation that won't clog your pores. Remember that loose powder has fewer oils than pressed powder. 

Blot the skin periodically throughout the days to remove any shine. Avoid cremes for eye shadow or mascara and creamy style lip pencils. 

Avoid harsh or drying cleansers as well as greasy cleansers since either extreme will react unfavorably with your skin type. The best skin cleanser, regardless of the skin type is a water-soluble cleanser that is gentle on the skin.


How To Cure Laziness From Your Mind And Body - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious

How To Cure Laziness From Your Mind And Body - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious


To Cure Laziness


Give the patient an occasional dose of ferri. 

The sulphate of ferri is the best. It acts on the liver and vital organs and is a sure cure for laziness.

Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information

What Helps Drunkenness Go Away - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious

What Helps Drunkenness Go Away - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious


To Cure Drunkenness



Keep the patient for one week freely dosed with figwort. This is a sure cure.


Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information


How To Waterproof Your Boots - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious

How To Waterproof Your Boots - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious


To Prepare Waterproof Boots


Take three ounces of spermaceti and melt it in an earthen pot over a slow fire; 

Add thereto six drains of India rubber cut into slices, and after it dissolves add of tallow, eight ounces; amber varnish, four ounces. 

Mix it, and it will be ready for use immediately.


Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information


How To Heat Proof And Fireproof Paper- DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious

How To Heat Proof And Fireproof Paper- DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious


To Render Paper Fireproof


Whether the paper be plain, written, printed, or even marbled, stained, or painted for paper hangings, dip it in a strong solution of alum water and thoroughly dry it. 

In this state it will be fireproof.

Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information

How To Make Leather Last Forever - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious

How To Make Leather Last Forever - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious


To Make Leather Wear Forever


Let it receive as much neatsfoot oil as it will take. 

If regularly repeated every three months, leather so treated seems to be impervious to outward action and will last for years.

Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information

How To Stop Flies From Flying On Windows, Pictures And Mirrors - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious

How To Stop Flies From Flying On Windows, Pictures And Mirrors - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious


To Prevent Flies Lighting On Windows, Pictures, Mirrors, ETC


No fly will light on a window or other article which has been washed in water in which garlic has been boiled.

Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information

How To Keep Flies Off Of Horses Home Remedy - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious

How To Keep Flies Off Of Horses Home Remedy - DIY Tips And Hacks For Life - Things Useful And Curious


To Prevent Horses Being Teased By Flies



Boil three handfuls of walnut leaves in three quarts of water; sponge the horse (before going out of the stable) between and upon the ears, neck, and flank.


Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information