Skin Care Tips And Advice
HAS YOUR SKIN EATEN LATELY?
So you'd like to have a good complexion? The kind of skin babies love to touch? Who wouldn't! If you're honest and adult you'll know, without my saying it-nihil sine magno labore. What? You don't read Latin? Neither do I, but I memorized this in high school and never forgot it. Translation: nothing without great effort.
GOOD SKIN WHAT MAKES IT THAT WAY?
Having good skin without having to think about it is the great fortune of only a very few women. In all of Hollywood and New York showbusiness I can think of about three. Most stars and movie queens have had to struggle with the problem just the way you probably will.
My own skin can be categorized as naturally good. But I have to take some of the credit for it. Years ago I accepted the challenge and began to think seriously about what I would have to do to keep my skin (which I knew, or hoped, would be in front of the public eye most of the time) at its best.
I'm the type who must always try to get to the bottom of situations before making a move. So I refused to buy or use anything on my face until I understood exactly what it would do for me and why. If it stood up to the test of common-sense that was fine. If it didn't, I wasn't interested, no matter what friends, relatives or advertisers had to say.
Dave Lawrence, SMA (Society of Make-up Artists) has done my TV make-ups since I started in television. He knows so many of the make-up secrets and problems of top TV and motion picture stars it's a wonder they let him walk around free. I have to thank Dave, who has, besides tremendous professional skill, a deep scientific understanding of what he does.
In its ideal state your system has its own built-in balance of oils and acids. You can change all that by giving your system more oils or acids than it can take care of. That happens when you eat too many sweets, fats or starches. Then the skin cells, forced to excrete more oils or acids than they are...