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THE CARE OF THE HANDS.

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THE CARE OF THE HANDS. To keep the hands nice they should be washed in soft, tepid water, and dried thoroughly with a. ccarse. dry towel, rubbing them well io ensure good circulation, which is important in keeping the skin soft and white. If you have no soft water and have to use hard, put in a little soda or ammonia. Ammonia and borax are excellent cleansers, and do much to soften the hards. Many use diluted glycerine with good results; it does not agTee with evervlxxly, though, and makes their skin red and harsh. One of the best preparations to use at. night is the white of an egg, in which is dissolved a gTain of alum. A tt-a spoonful of Indian meal mixed with the soap when rubbing it on the hands imparts smoothness. A small piece of cold boiled potato has the same effect. Lemon juice is ex- cellent for the hands and nails, as it takes off stains, cleanses, softens, and whitens the skin, and if lined often prevents han^r-nails. In washing the hands, always press back the skin from the nails. The nails should lie kept a medium length. For those who have thin. scraggy hands, bathing them in warm olive oil two or three t.imes a day is helpful. Soak the hands in the oil, letting it dry on, and then rubbing in all the skin will absorb.

ROYAL LADY SWIMMERS.

IVEEKLY MAIL."

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