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Catherine the Great’s Remedies for Zits and Sunburn

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Peter and Catherine, painted by Georg Cristoph Grooth. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Got Zits?

Empress Elizabeth in an elaborate golden ballgown with a blue sash across her chest.
Empress Elizabeth in an elaborate golden ballgown with a blue sash across her chest.
Empress Elizabeth by Vigilius Eriksen, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Catherine in a ballgown, with very pale skin. Her black hair is tied back in a red ribbon.
Catherine in a ballgown, with very pale skin. Her black hair is tied back in a red ribbon.
Catherine painted by Antropov, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

But What the Heck is Oil of Talc?

Engraving of the poet Ben Jonson. He has medium-length curly hair, thin eyebrows, and puffy cheeks.
Engraving of the poet Ben Jonson. He has medium-length curly hair, thin eyebrows, and puffy cheeks.
Ben Jonson by George Vertue, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
A rock composed of serpentine topped with pale green mineral crystals.
A rock composed of serpentine topped with pale green mineral crystals.
Venetian talc image by Tiia Monto, CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons.

Got Sunburn?

Catherine painted in a green riding habit with an open neckline. Her dark hair is tied back with a ribbon.
Catherine painted in a green riding habit with an open neckline. Her dark hair is tied back with a ribbon.
Painting by Georg Cristoph Grooth, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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