I know for certain that this skin treatment is a Creole beauty secret that may or may not have been used by my
ancestors. It is actually simpler than anything I can think of aside from sprinkling rose petals on your bathwater. And the added bonus is that it’s remarkably effective. New Orleans
Fresh rosemary should be soaked in spring or rainwater for three days. How much rosemary will depending on how much water you are using but generally a sprig or two will do nicely for each cup of water. Place the concoction in a bottle (preferably glass) with a tight stopper or lid. To use, saturate a cotton ball or square wipe over your face, neck and décolleté after cleansing but before moisturizing morning and night.
Honestly, that’s all there is to it. The astringent properties in rosemary oil help to stimulate facial nerves and improve circulation ensuring healthy, radiant skin. Judging from the language used by advertisers of store bought beauty treatments, that is exactly what every woman (and maybe every man) needs. A votre santé ~
Header: Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau) by John Singer Sargent (this
bred beauty was said to have used rosemary water as a beauty aid all her life) New Orleans