Beauty While You Work–Making Housekeeping Easy, 1948 (Part 2)

Did you miss yesterday’s post? Here’s part 2!

Techniques for Beauty
Older housewives may laugh at the idea that housework can provide a beauty-building course as a by-product. Here are some beauty-while-you-work routines which will do just that.

Beauty while you dust. No mistake about it, dusting the high spots is wonderful for your figure. The stretching and reaching lifts the chest and slims the waist. Think of this whenever you are inclined to moan about having to dust the tops of pictures, moldings, high shelves, ceilings. Swinging your arms in half circles as you bring the duster or mop down from the high spots gives your upper arms and shoulders desirable extra exercise.
(If you are using a mop, be careful not to overdo.)  Use both hands for your work. This helps to keep your figure symmetrical.

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The Plain Facial–Everyday Grooming, Helen Livingstone and Ann Maroni, 1951

This one is a long read, but for the sake of experimentation, I might give this step-by-step instruction set a try. (Minus the bleach pack mentioned at the end. That doesn’t sound like it would be good for my fragilish, almost 40 year-old epidermis.) Happy pampering!

The Plain Facial

The saying that “Beauty comes from within,’ is indeed true. Your diet, the proper amount of rest, exercise, fresh air, and sunshine are all reflected through the skin, Fig. 61. No amount of facial work, make-up, or any other camouflage can hide a poor and unhealthy skin.

The plain facial has many benefits. It cleanses, softens, and freshens the skin. It stimulates the circulation and muscles. A facial at the end of a trying day has soothing and freshening effects beneficial to everyone, young and old, Fig. 62.

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