How to Avoid Sunburn, 1756

woman with tall hair, fan, and parasol Pierre-Thomas Le Clerc, “Polonaise” (1779),MFA

Take Deer’s Marrow, put it into a sufficient Quantity of Water with Wheat-Flour, and let them settle; then take some Ounces of what subsides to the Bottom and mix it well with a sufficient Quantity of the Whites of Eggs. Plaister your Face with the said Paste when you go to Bed at Night, and wash yourself the next Morning with warm Water. This Method is excellent to prevent Sunburn.

Abdeker: Or, the Art of Preserving Beauty

The secret to a pasty complexion? Paste.