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How Did Your Great Grandmother Take Care of Her Skin?

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An American woman in the 1920s and 30s might well have washed her face, morning and night, with the very popular Palmolive. A bar of the olive-oil-based soap would have cost her about ten cents.  But maybe your grandmother’s mother had a more personal beauty regimen. Books on skincare from the time period all advocated “proper” cleansing, as did the manufacturers of Palmolive. But, they also had suggestions on how to correct dry or oily skin as well as protocols for bleaching skin. Experts often recommended skincare products that used the same ingredients found in natural products today — sweet...

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