For the Prevention of Wrinkles

October 17th, 2015

The white of an egg, beaten with five grammes of alum in five grammes of sweet oil, applied as paste to the face on retiring, prevents wrinkles, keeps the flesh from becoming flabby, and is strengthening and softening to the skin.

Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and Receipts

Lotion for Wrinkles

April 18th, 2015

Beautifies the face, preserves the freshness of youth, and gives a beautiful brilliancy to the skin. Take the second water of barley, one pint, and strain through a piece of fine linen; add a dozen drops of the balm of Mecca; shake it well together until the balm is thoroughly incorporated with the water, which will be effected when the water assumes a whitish or turgid appearance. Before applying, wash the face with soft water. If used once a day, this lotion will beautify the face, remove wrinkles, preserve the freshness of youth, and give a surprising brilliancy to the skin.

Source: The Ladies’ Book of Useful Information

To Prevent Lines Forming on the Face

February 25th, 2008

After bathing with warm water and drying the face, rub it all over with the ball of the thumb. This stimulates the circulation, and strengthens the muscles. If there are deep lines running from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth, lay the thumb along them, and then work it from side to side.

Source: Home Notes, 1895.