A certain material is mentioned and considered: “Barda.”
What is Barda, you may ask? Glad you asked, because the recipe is given!
“A third aloes, a third myrtle, and a third violets.” But not too much aloes, because that can remove hair!
But some view it as impermissible even on a weekday! Why? Because it’s use was not to clean but to “beautify.” Perhaps this was an admonishment to the men, not to become “feminized.” But that strict reading was rejected by the majority – who instructed that one must wash his face, hands and feet daily “in his Maker’s honor.” The proof? “The Lord hath made every thing for His own purpose.” (Prov. 16:4).
So “beautifying” is honoring G-d’s creation. A sure source of relief to the cosmetics industry!