I find beauty regimens fascinating. What people use, what works for them or doesn't, and what their rituals are is interesting. I also find most interesting are the beauty and fitness regimens of Old Hollywood starlets. They were glamorous, they were beautiful, and they used what worked for them and made it shine (of course with the help of others in many instances).
I think it's important to keep in mind many, many of these starlets were created to look the way they did but the studios, by makeup/hair stylists, and fashion designers. For example, Audrey Hepburn would have each of her lashes separated by a safety pin to create that full lash look. Audrey actually had her professional makeup artist named Alberto de Rossi who did that for her.
But at the end of the day how they maintained their looks, kept fit, and looking their very best was up to them.
Joan Crawford was known to wash her face every morning with a sink filled with ice water and would splash it on her face multiple times. Marilyn Monroe is known to have used Erno Laszlo products religiously. Many starlets were also known to use petroleum jelly under their eyes and on their face overnight.
Whatever they used, boy, it worked for them. The likes of Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, and Grace Kelly were known for their great work as actresses but their were also known for their great beauty.
I do believe strongly in taking care of oneself as best as possible no matter your age or lifestyle. Getting lots of rest, lots of sleep, drinking water daily, not smoking or drinking, and spending minimal time in the sun are all things we can do as our daily beauty ritual.
But if you want to learn more about Old Hollywood Beauty and Fitness Secrets, look no further. I found three fantastic books that may inspire and teach you a few things about Old Hollywood and their beauty secrets.
Here are some great articles on Old Hollywood Beauty and Fitness Secrets:
The Ultimate Old Hollywood Glam Guide
Shape Up Secrets from Old Hollywood Glamour Girls
Hollywood Stars Beauty and Fashion Secrets
Have you ever wondered what your favorite starlets did to maintain their beauty? Which actress are you most intrigued by?