- By'Billie Burke. .
The doctors. -disagree, quite as"
much over the cause pf freckles as
they do over, the, cause of cancer,
and, as freckles are not the begin
ning of a. lingering, disease, the med
ical profession has not taken the
trouble to'look for something which
M " Prof. Hebra, a famous specialist,
Calls freckles "a freak of nature
rather than a veritable disease." He
says: "They are like the pie-bald
appearance in the skin of the lower
animals," .and that "all the summer
sun. does to them, is to make the skin
more transparent so that they are
more readily seen."
- Other skin specialistsdisagree,with
Eim, and we poor, freckled-faced
6nes have to fall back on our own
experience "and remedies. In the first
place we must wear a veil sp. that.the
sun may not make our skin more
transparent Then" we must-bleach-
out the freckles as much as possible.
Our grandmothers used to use but
.tertnilk, and, truly, there is nothing
better for the skin, taken externally"
Buttermilk contains a fine bleach
in lactic acid and it also contains
some of the oils which produce food
for the skin. It is cooling and-agreeable.
We don't use enough of this
Afelass of buttermilk, taken in the
morning instead jof breakfast and at
the luncheon hour, will not only help
to clear and freshen the skin, but it
will also tend to reduce one's flesh.
Taken altogether, there is no greater
beautifier and health food than but
termilk. Another oldTfashioned hiethod of
bleaching out freckles, is to bind
strips of cucumber peel where they
are the thickest. Do this t night.
Equal parts of peroxide of hydro
gen, witch hazel and rose 'water
dabbed on the face "at frequent in-'
tervals is a splendid bleach, but you
must be careful not to. get it on your
eyebrows and lashes, as peroxide of
hydrogen will bleach! the. hair. "
'After using this lotion rub a piece
of ice all over tne face. This will
tone it up and thicken the skin a bit
and help to ( cover up the obnoxious
little spots which have, caused many
a girl to quote -Lady Macbeth when
she said, "Out damned spot." -
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