Famed for her Hollywood glow, Marilyn used an odd technique to maintain it — hormone cream.
She layered Active pHelityl Cream, a topical natural hormone replacement, and a powder foundation on top of each other to create a radiant base that shimmered on camera. The downside was that she grew a fine layer of peachy-blonde hair over her face, which she was encouraged to shave off but refused.
The American actress chewed gum in the belief it firmed up her jaw and helped drain the toxins out from under her chin. She also splashed her face 25 times with ice cold water after every wash.
Timeless style: From left, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis and Rita Hayworth
Her eyes were legendary. How did she keep them that way? Simple — cucumbers on the eyelids every evening before bed and a layer of petroleum jelly under the eye at night to protect against puffiness and dark circles.
She kept her signature auburn locks lustrous by shampooing her hair with hot water, rinsing, then saturating with oil and wrapping it in a towel for 15 minutes. She rinsed with hot water, a cleanser and lemon juice to get rid of any residue.
Her classic beauty came courtesy of a make-up trick. She created the illusion of high cheekbones by using two shades of blusher — a lighter tone over the bone and a darker shade in the hollows.
The ‘blonde bombshell’ phrase originated with this platinum-haired Thirties starlet. She lightened her hair with a potent mixture of peroxide, ammonia and Lux Flakes (an old-fashioned washing powder).
The Italian screen siren used olive oil to stay beautiful. She included at least two tablespoons of oil in her food every day, rubbed a small amount into her face and added a few capfuls to a hot bath for a nourishing skin soak.
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