Tuesday, June 16, 2015

How to Avoid Sunburn, 1756


Pierre-Thomas Le Clerc, "Polonaise" (1779), MFA
"Take Deer's Marrow, put it into a sufficient Quantity of Water with Wheat-Flour, and let them settle; then take some Ounces of what subsides to the Bottom and mix it well with a sufficient Quantity of the Whites of Eggs. Plaister your Face with the said Paste when you go to Bed at Night, and wash yourself the next Morning with warm Water. This Method is excellent to prevent Sunburn." 
Abdeker: Or, the Art of Preserving Beauty
The secret to a pasty complexion? Paste.

3 comments:

  1. As soon as I decipher the old english I must try this out as I burn so easily under the moon light

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  2. As soon as I decipher the old english I must try this out as I burn so easily under the moon light

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    1. Good luck finding deer bones.(Maybe ask some local hunters?)

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