Nature’s Complexion

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They say that “Dame Nature” never made a bad complexion, but there’s a billion-dollar industry to disagree. And even in the old west, where they didn’t squander money on creams and jells to make the skin beautiful, they still sought a nice face. Well, if they listened to Dame Nature, they could have it. “You have only yourself to blame if your skin is not smooth and velvety,” was an admonition from yesteryear. The remedy was a simple homemade wash composed of two ounces of Rose Water, one ounce Cologne Spirits and four ounces of Eppotone (skin food). Directions were to steep the Eppotone in a pint of hot (not boiling) water, and after it dissolved, to strain and let it cool. Then add the rose water and cologne spirits. “You now have at a slight cost the finest thing for the complexion that money can buy, and enough to last you for months,” the recipe added.

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