Norma Shearer's beauty routineNovember 18, 2014
"Before I get out of bed in the morning I have a glass of hot water and then I go through a five-minute set of exercises in bed. These are stretching and bending exercises which awaken me and give me pep to start the day.
"A cold shower follows and, on days when I am very ambitious, a swim. I dress and go down for breakfast which is an old-fashioned one, orange juice first and then real Canadian porridge (the kind that is cooked the night before) toast and coffee.
"During the day I try to keep up an enthusiasm for everything. Genuine enthusiasm is not only a method of staying happy, but it makes the eyes bright and the smile real.
"It is in the evening that I attend to the details of beauty culture I remove all the make-up and dirt from the face with a good cold cream, and in order to take off all the surplus cream I finish by using cotton soaked in witch hazel.
"I do believe in allowing the pores of the skin to breathe at night and I do not approve of leaving cold cream on all night long. Then I use a good bleach and hand lotion on my hands and arms, not forgetting to rub in a plentiful supply on the elbows.