Sheath dresses, tweed suits, pearl necklaces and a permanent smile - this image immediately pops up when it comes to Jackie Kennedy. Thanks to her elegance and delicate taste, she has become a true style icon. Her outfits are still included in the selection of the best: the classics do not become obsolete.
Many books and articles have been written about how the first lady made her wardrobe. Brands and her favorite designers eagerly shared information then. But not much is known about the beauty routine of one of the most beautiful women of those years. All the more valuable is a document that was recently found in the archives and published by the New York Museum of Makeup. These are the recommendations of Jacqueline, a personal dermatologist, typed on a typewriter in May 1963, six months before the death of her husband. Erno Laszlo, a popular specialist among Hollywood stars and top officials at that time, created an individual program for Mrs. Kennedy's skin care and nutrition. He also gave some advice to John. Now, almost half a century later, many of its rules are perplexing, but some do work.
Do not be afraid of age spots
What the doctor advised then: before going on their last joint vacation on the coast, the couple asked for a memo. For example, is it worth using sunscreens - without them, Jacqueline would have age spots. However, the Hungarian cosmetologist advised, on the contrary, to be outdoors more often and not to wear hats. This, in his opinion, contributed to a healthy complexion and getting rid of rashes. And he promised to remove freckles and spots for her in the fall, after the family returned home. For the president, Laszlo developed a special oil that helped reduce inflammation on the back and shoulders.
What doctors say now: then many dermatologists recommended drying irritations with sea water and ultraviolet rays. Now experts insist: you need to protect yourself from the sun, visit the beach only until 11:00 and after 16:00 and be sure to use SPF products, glasses and long-sleeved capes.
The advice to use a face toner as an antiperspirant is also surprising. But it seems that there were no worthwhile alternatives then.
Don't overdo it with oils and lotions
What the doctor advised then: to keep the skin hydrated after being on the beach, the first lady had to rub oil into it. Desirable felityl, produced by its cosmetic brand. In the morning she was advised to wipe her face with an exfoliating lotion and in the evening with a cleansing oil.
What doctors are saying now: The effectiveness of the oils is still beyond doubt. However, experts remind: an allergic reaction to natural products is more common. Therefore, it is better to test them before buying herbal products. Some of them clog pores and increase the secretion of the sebaceous glands, so the dosage must also be selected with great care.
The famous doctor also spoke about this. He recommended that his patient apply a strictly limited amount of cream to her face, otherwise rashes and bumps on the skin will appear again.
Protein diet and long walks
What the doctor advised then: in the same document there were recommendations on nutrition and physical activity - for example, the doctor asked Jackie to walk more often on the golf course and eat three times a day. For breakfast she was supposed to have two boiled eggs, toast with honey and a cup of tea with skim milk. Alternatively - cottage cheese with berries. For lunch - roast beef or other lean meat, cottage cheese and skim milk. And finally, for dinner you could order any meat or fish and vegetable salad.
What doctors are saying now: A high protein diet is really beneficial, especially for people suffering from skin problems. True, it is better to replace fried meat with boiled or stewed meat, and it is generally better to refuse milk for a while, the casin it contains can also provoke the appearance of rashes.