Monday, April 30, 2012

Vintage Beauty Tips

To celebrate their 75th anniversary, Woman's Day Magazine is putting a list of their best tips from the past 75 years in each issue. This month was beauty tips. Here are the ones from the 1940's

- Avoid frizz: Use only a wide-tooth comb, especially when hair is dry. January 1940

- To prevent ingrown nails, trim toenails straight across, not down into the corners. March 1942

- Apply cream or cleanser by lightly pressing upward — never down. The delicate skin sags easily enough in time. April 1942

- Improve circulation in your legs and lower the risk of unsightly veins by elevating your feet when resting. August 1942

- The fast way to remove nail polish: hold cotton saturated with polish remover firmly on your nail for a few seconds to let it start working, then wipe nail clean. January 1944

- Shape nails with an emery board, filing sides toward center — never straight across — and rounding off edges. April 1944

- When applying "liquid stockings" [or today's self-tanner], don't forget the back of your knees, which are often missed. July 1945


  1. I love these tips! The "liquid stockings" really cracked me up!

  2. Courtney-Fun post-and the tips are just as relevant today, too. Must get a wide-tooth comb...:)