Starting college is stressful, having to chose an outfit every day instead of just putting a uniform on. Suffice to say I've been to busy to post for a week and a bit. It won't happen again I swear! To make up for it I copied out over 3000 words from an old Vogue health and beauty book, specifically the recipes for facial treatments. There may be a few mistakes and before you ask, no,  I do not know what boric acid powder or laphor is, nor do I know where you can get fresh orange blossom or bilberry leaves. All I know is that Vogue generally carries good stuff and that this stuff speaks sense. PS I didn't write any of this, it is Vogues, I just copied it from a book.
Facial Cleansers

Any vegetable oil will remove make-up, including the more obstinate eye colourings and mascara; simply put a little on a wad of cottonwool and gently clean. Almond oil and coconut oil are specially recommended. Other simple cleaners are fresh potato juice, strawberry juice, warm milk and natural Yogurt; although these clean the skin admirably, they are not always so successful at clearing away the heavier makeup.


Oatmeal Cleanser   Using unprocessed oatmeal (not instant) grind to a powder and add enough cream or milk to make a fairly stiff paste. Rub on and into any particularly dirty area; rinse away.

Basic Light Cleansing Cream                                                                                                                             

·         15g of white wax        

·         6 tablespoons almond oil

·         ¼ teaspoon boric acid powder

·         5 tablespoons distilled water

Melt the wax in a double boiler (or in a glass bowl inserted in simmering water) and slowly add the almond oil. In a separate dish dissolve the boric acid powder in the warmed distilled water; add this to the wax and oil; remove from the heat and whisk until it thickens and becomes a cream.

Almond Cleansing Cream

·         15g white wax

·         2 tablespoons hydrous lanolin

·         8 tablespoons almond oil

·         2 tablespoons rose water

Melt the wax and lanolin in a double boiler, beating slowly and adding the almond oil by degrees; blend with the rose water.

Avocado Cleansing Cream

·         15g white wax

·         2 tablespoons hydrous lanolin

·         6 tablespoons avocado oil

·         5 tablespoons distilled water

Melt the wax in a double boiler, stir in the lanolin and then add the oil. Remove from the heat and slowly stir in water; stir or whisk until cool and set.

Yogurt and Lemon Cleansing Milk

·         1 tablespoon natural yogurt

·         1 tablespoon lemon juice

Simply mix together, make fresh for each use.

Cucumber Cleansing Milk

·         ¼ cucumber

·         ¼ pint milk

Extract or squeeze the juice from the cucumber and add to the milk; it will keep in the refrigerator for a few days.

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