Beauty Hints Given by Hollywood stars 1940April 11, 2015
The lovely brunette Merle Oberon favors the honey facial as a weekly treatment for her velvety white skin. The first step in her treatment is a soap and water cleansing, followed with a whitening rinse of oatmeal water. This is made by dropping a handful of the oatmeal in a gauze bag and allowing it to seep through when soaked in a basin of warm water. The honey mask follows and is removed with soft cotton pads wrung out in warm water.
Glamor girl Ann Sheridan is a devotee of that perfect food, milk. She drinks a quart a day between meals for her beauty vitamins. A warm glassful serves as a bedtime sedative and according to Ann, there's nothing finer as a softener and whitener for a harsh complexion and taking the sting out of a painful sunburn.
Rosemary Lane finds the yolk of an egg, mixed with lemon juice, an effective treatment for persistent freckles. To remove her studio makeup, she uses nothing but natural peanut oil.
According to Perc Westmore, thé Hollywood makeup expert, many a makeup is ruined two hours after a girl leaves her dressing table because she doesn't carry the proper retouching articles in her handbag. If she has, for instance, the inverted triangle type face of Geraldine Fitzgerald's, and has carefully blended a darker shade of foundation and powder over the upper face to decrease its width, then she should carry along a matching shade of powder. Geraldine has a small jeweled shaker of dark complexion powder just for this purpose.
Lipstick should not be applied after dinner, until the old rouge is removed. The little squares of tissue can be carried in your purse for this but you'll never win the admiration of your companions if you proceed to makeup at the table. It's not polite, and besides the larger mirrors of the powder room will be more satisfactory for careful inspection.
On or offscreen, lovely Page Gale elicits glowing compliments on the beauty of her eyes. She gives the following hints for keeping the eyes lustrous and glowing. Tiny wrinkles about the eyes can be gently but firmly dealt with by spreading a thin film of massage cream about the area, and, looking up at to the ceiling. Then, with the eyes in this position, gently pat the surface. Better circulation not only erases the thin lines of fatigue and brightens the eyes but relaxes them aswell.
Every morning, Gale economizes on her beauty time by doing eye exercises along with her deep breathing. Spotting an object farthest in her line of vision, she keeps her eyes glued to this point for several minutes. Then the eyes are rolled from side to side, up and down. She uses an eyewash first thing in the morning, and again before going to bed. She believes pads of aromatic herbs dipped in cool water, along witg dark glasses should be on every girl's list when she goes shopping for eye beauty.
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