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The Ladies Best Companion, an electronic edition

by Amelia Chambers [Chambers, Amelia]

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collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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To restore the Face from Sun burning.

Take half a pound of tartar, and beat it up with the same quantity of salt-petre, lay it upon a polished marble stone, and set fire to it with a hot iron, take up what remains after it has burnt two minutes, and put it in a bag which must be hung up in a cellar, with a vessel under it, for it will dissolve into a fine oil; put to it four ounces of vinegar, with half a pint of clear spring water, four ounces of lithrage of gold, mix all these together; when they have stood a day, they will be fit for use, and look as clear as rock water. Rub your face with it when you go to bed, let it dry in, and when you get up in the morning, take a piece of scarlet cloth, rub your face with it, and the whole will come off; then wash it with fresh barley water that has been boiled | | 159 with plantain leaves. Repeat it every night during one week, and the face will regain its former colour.