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The lady does not like to get the cold sore, especially not before a very social occasion. Whether it be a party, a ball, a wedding, bridge club tea or a really important office meeting, the lady does not want to have the sore on her lip.

Just like a bad cold, a cold sore appears when the body’s immunity is down, stress levels are up and the diet is not being tended to efficiently.

It feels to the lady as if “the cold sore is the main focus of the conversation.”

There are various steps the lady can take to totally eliminate or at least reduce the pain and look of the burdensome cold sore.

Lysine rich foods such as buckwheat can help to reduce cold sore outbreaks

Lysine rich foods such as buckwheat can help to reduce cold sore outbreaks

Select a diet that chooses lots of lysine enriched foods, and very little foods high in arginine.

Keep a strong balance between these two amino acids.

Eat lots of foods rich in lysine. For example: eggs, cods, sardines, parmesan cheese, tofu, beans, asparagus, spinach, buckwheat, lentils, dairy products and spirulina.

Stay away from foods with high arginine such as: peanuts, peanut butter, cashew nuts, pecan nuts, walnuts, almonds, chocolate, coconut, cereal grains including white and whole wheat flour, dairy products, gelatin, meat, oats, and edible seeds. Eat all of these high arginine foods in moderation or stay away from them entirely to reduce cold sores.

While foods are the main key to defeating cold sores, mind over matter can be helpful in reducing cold sores from the lady’s life. Keep anxiety levels to a low level. Stressful situations can lead to anxious feelings which can cause strain on the immune system, leading to a possibility of cold sores. Breathe deeply and slowly during stressful situations. Allow your mind to take you to a more calm place.

Finally, keep a good night’s rest EVERY night if possible. As soon as the lady may stray from this sleep, her immunity will deplete, making room for those cold sores to appear. The lady must know when to leave, even at the most exciting party. Keep in mind it is always best to leave while you are still having fun.

For every hair pulled out, a coarser one takes its place

For every hair pulled out, a coarser one takes its place

Unless proper means are taken to abolish it, superfluous hair should be left religiously alone. The more it is pulled out or irritated the lustier and heartier will be the growth that follows. As for cutting it—well! who does not know what the result is sure to be? A challenging Kaiser William mustache, maybe, or perchance a Herr Most style of hirsute trimmings.

In applying creams of any sort to the face, it is wisdom to leave the upper lip untouched with the cosmetic, although one may feel perfectly safe in using home-made emollients which do not contain animal fats. Heat, rubbing and friction are all conducive to the pests, and such oils and fats as vaseline, glycerin, olive oil and mutton tallow or suet should never be used.

Depilatories likewise should be shunned. The powdered preparations are usually composed either of sulphite of arsenic or caustic lime, and merely burn the hair off to the surface of the skin. It seems quite impossible for any such powder to kill or dissolve the hair roots without injury.

The sticky plasters, made of galbanum or pitch, and which are known as “heroic” measures, are equally undesirable, since they are not permanent cures any more than the depilatory powders.

The worst feature of these cures is that for every hair pulled out or burnt off a coarser one takes its place, and for every tiny, downy growth a fully developed hair appears. Of course, the plaster removes this soft lanuginous growth with the hardier one, and for that reason should be left severely alone. The tweezers are therefore less objectionable than the plaster, but this is such a painful way of getting happiness that I cannot advise it. Read more »

The beauty of the human mouth and lips, the delicacy of their formation and tints, their power of expression, which is only inferior to that of the eyes, and their elevated position as the media with the palate, tongue, and teeth, by which we communicate our thoughts to others in an audible form, need scarcely be dilated on here.

Beautiful Lips are gracefully molded

Beautiful Lips are gracefully molded

“The lips of woman out of roses take
The tints with which they ever stain themselves.
They are the beautiful, lofty shelves
Where rests the sweetness which the young hours make,
And which the earnest boy, whom we call Love,
Will often sip in sorrow or in play.
Health, when it comes, doth ruddiness approve,
But his strong foe soon flatters it away!
Disease and health for a warm pair of lips,
Like York and Lancaster, wage active strife:
One on his banner front the White rose keeps,
And one the Red; and thus with woman’s life,
Her lips are made a battle-field for those
Who struggle for the color of a rose.” -unknown

To learn more about how to have a beautiful mouth and lips read on. Read more »