"Elizabeth Arden's method of driving winter out of your skin and bones. Twenty minutes of heaven in an Ardena paraffin bath, The perfect preparation for a body massage. You step into a tub lined with sheets of waxed paper. Over you they pour a warm liquid paraffin which slowly hardens until you are encased in a paraffin shell. Your face becomes pink. You are permeated in a sense of well- being. Suddenly the perspiration bursts from you, for the shell forms a vacuum which causes the pores to open and, consequently, impurities are drawn away."
Harper's Bazaar February 1938
Photography: Louise Dahl-Wolfe
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