Barbara Cartland wrote 728 books during her career, including a guide to beauty.
The late novelist even passed on the tip to fans.
The newly discovered beauty tips were part of a cache of letters collected from Barbara Cartland’s fan Sue Barker’s Cheshire home by her second cousin, Nada McArdle.
“If you give the other person your complete attention when they are speaking to you, they will invariably remember you as beautiful.”
“Keep your face above all, even before your body.”
“Citrus fruit juices and coffee are death to the complexion.”
“Put honey on your spots and by morning you will find that they have disappeared.”
Use the yoke of an egg mixed with almond oil as a facemask. Allow to dry and wash off with rose water.
Wash your face with cold water first thing in the morning.
On keeping trim:
“The two best exercises in the world are making love and dancing. If find yourself unable to practice these two options, try walking on tip toes around the house and kicking your legs like a can-can girl.”
“Do all you can to keep a waist. It is natural for many women to put on weight as they age, but if you can keep a small waist it gives one an appearance of being slim and elegant.”
“Keep your feet in good order; this makes all the difference to the way you walk – your walk can often give away your age.”
“If you drink at a party, take four Brewers Yeast tablets before going to bed as alcohol destroys Vitamin B in the body.”
“The safest alcohol choices are good brandy and white wine.”
Source: Leopards and Lillies