Evidence from tombs dating from the Predynastic Period indicates that the Egyptians already used cosmetics at that time. In addition to make-up and eye paint, this includes oils, ointments and perfume. Numerous toilet articles have also been found in tombs, such as mirrors, combs, perfume bottles and tubes of eye paint. The raw materials for eye paint, such as malachite and galena, have also been found. To an important degree, the use of cosmetics was designed to protect the body against evil influences; eye paint, for example, was worn as a protection against flies and blindness, but also appeared as an ingredient in all kinds of recipes against eye diseases. Oil and ointment were used to keep the skin supple in the hot, dry Egyptian climate. Thus cosmetics were not only used by women but also by men. Nevertheless, decoration of the body also played a definite role. The lips, for example, were often painted, as illustrated by a representation in the so-called Erotic Papyrus, now in the Egyptian Museum in Turin. It depicts a woman painting her lips with a brush. A relief from the Middle Kingdom shows a woman putting powder or rouge on her cheeks. Palettes with traces of red ochre have been found in tombs. Mixed with some fatty substance or other, it could be worn on the face. Medical and other types of papyri sometimes have texts to do with care of the appearance, such as recipes against grey hair or unwanted hair growth, for beautifying the skin, and so on.