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CAREFUL EATING BEST COSMETIC FAIR OF
FACE IF "FADDY" ON FOOD .
BY IDAH McGLONE GIBSON.
Dr. Woods Hutchinson said about
five years ago that the greatest cos
metics were red beef, golden butter,
white bread and other meats, fruits
He 'was right in his intimation,
"what one eats has an effect upon
one's complexion," and he could have
gone further and said that our food
not only affects the coloring of our
skin, but it changes our boney struc
tures and our curving flesh.
The woman in one of the old-fashioned
novels who insisted when her
daughter went to boarding school she
should eat only corn bread, milk and
New Orleans molasses for fear that
anything else would ruin her com
plexion had the right theory-but the
However, "what is one man's meat
is another's poison," and we cannot
all eat the same things.
There is no class of women that
are more faddy" in their eating than
the women of the stage, and those
society women who are called profes
sional beauties. These women are as
careful of what they eat as they are
of every other act of their waking
You will find no pampered appetites
among beautiful women who are over
"Did you ever stop to think what
effect fopd has upon you?" said Max
ine Elliot once to me, during an inter
view on beauty. "You take drugs and
expect that they will' have immediate
effect upon you, but you don't realize
that everything you eat must have
some effect as well."
"If we would regulate our diet we
would have no use for drugs," said
Florence Reed to me at another time.
She pins her faith to raw vegetables;
a salad of thin slices of raw carrot,
cabbage and green peppers is a daily
dish with her in the spring.
Maxine Elliot believes in the "grape
jure" and each year she lives on the
luscious fruit for at least ten days.
Beautiful Jane Cowl is fond of to
matoes for her spring diet each year.
All these women are dark-haired,
dark-eyed beauties with complexions
of Spanish hue.
They can eat and should eat things
which are active upon the liver as
dark-complexioned people are more
apt to have sluggish livers than
It will be seen that each of these
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