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PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT for Chapped Hands





Category: Diseases of The Skin

1. Subnitrate of Bismuth 3 drams
Oleate of Zinc 3 drams
Lycopodium 2 drams

Mix. Apply to the parts three times daily.

2. Powdered camphor mixed with vaselin is healing.

3. Ointment of water of roses (cold cream) is a soothing application. It
can be improved by adding a little glycerin and benzoic acid--this keeps
it sweet in warm weather.

4. Powdered zinc oxide, or starch as a dusting powder.

FACE CREAMS, Mothers' Preparations. l. Cream of Pond Lilies. "This
agrees especially well with oily skins; will keep indefinitely.

Orange Flower Water, triple 6 ounces
Deodorized Alcohol 1-1/2 ounces
Bitter Almonds, blanched
and beaten in a mortar 1 ounce
White Wax 1 dram
Spermaceti 1 dram
Oil of Benne 1 dram
Shaving Cream 1 dram
Oil of Bergamot 12 drops
Oil of Cloves 6 drops
Oil of Neroli Bigrade 6 drops
Borax 1/5 ounce

Dissolve the borax in the orange flower water, slightly warmed. Mix the
wax, spermaceti, oil of benne and shaving cream in a bainmaire, at gentle
heat. Then stir in the perfumed water and almonds. Strain through a clean
muslin strainer, place in a mortar and while stirring gradually work in
the alcohol in which the oils have been previously dissolved."

2. Face Cream, When Facing our North Winds, in Canada, I Use
this. "Honey, almond meal, and olive oil to form paste. Use after getting
skin cleaned. I used it myself and find it good when going out driving."

3. Face Cream, Lanolin Cream.

Lanolin 1 ounce
Sweet Almond Oil 1/2 ounce
Boric Acid 40 drops
Tincture of Benzoin 10 drops

This is a good skin food to be rubbed into the skin with the tips of the
fingers."


4. Face Cream, Cucumber Lotion.

"Expressed Juice of cucumbers 1/2 pint
Deodorized Alcohol 1-1/2 ounces
Oil of Benne 3-1/4 ounces
Shaving Cream 1 dram
Blanched Almonds 1-3/4 drams



The preparation of this is the same as for almond lotion. It is an
excellent cosmetic to use in massaging the face and throat, as it not only
tones any relaxed tissues, but also may be used to cleanse the skin during
the day. A complexion brush is an excellent investment; one should be
chosen that has fine camel's hair bristle's. It should be used in
connection with good soap."

5. Face Cream, Almond Lotion to Whiten and Soften the Skin.

"Bitter Almonds, blanched and beaten 4 ounces
Orange Flower Water 12 ounces
Curd Soap (or any fine toilet soap) 1/2 ounce
Oil of Bergamot 50 drops
Oil of Cannelle 10 drops
Oil of Almonds 20 drops
Alcohol (65% solution) 4 ounces

Powder or break up the soap; dissolve in the orange flower water by
heating in a bain-maire, gradually work almonds into the soap and water.
Strain and finish as directed above. This is a bland lotion, very
cleansing, whitening and softening."

6. Face Cream. the Cold Ontario Wind Harmless When Using this. "Wash in
warm water, rub face dry with corn-meal. This takes place of bottle
cream."





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