7 victims, which were the women of the past for the sake of beauty
We may lament the fact that the old values are disappearing, we can indulgently laugh at the naivety and ignorance of our ancestors, but when it comes to women wanting to be beautiful (at any cost!) Then with little change over time:
You know, it seems men particularly boring? Wholesome female body, that's what! Why, do you think, in the 19th century, stronger sex so diligently hunted whales? That women could drag away his body corsets of whalebone and maim internal organs, of course.
In the 19th century it was fashionable to have arsenic in order to "give a person a youthful appearance, eyes - shine and body - an attractive roundness." Arsenic welcome, of course, regulated by a set of rules - the moon should be coming, the first reception - only one grain (not yet developed resistance), and since you have started, you should continue to eat this stuff all my life - or death.
However, there were also side effects - arsenic accumulates in the thyroid gland and causes goiter. And sometimes death. But when it comes to beauty, who can stop it ...
In this case, women were not just their health at risk for the sake of a slim figure - they voluntarily settles in your body disgusting parasites.
tapeworm eggs are taken in the form of pills, after which these things grow in the intestine, absorbing nutrients, which were intended to man. The owner was losing weight, the parasites grow and tolstel. Some worms have reached a length of 30 meters. However, if you want then you can get rid of the "guests", but just imagine that one of you, centimeter by centimeter stretched a long, flat, sticky and squirming worm ... Brrr.
4. Stop racking
Many historians are inclined to believe that the roots of the Cinderella fairy tale to be found in China. In other cultures, somehow it does not seem so valuable asset, if the girl a unique one for the whole country shoe size. But when it comes to China, the last millennium, then everything falls into place.
This tradition seems to have originated somewhere in the late 10th century. The idea is to tightly as possible, to tie the foot of a little girl, with the result that they eventually had to turn into a "Golden Lotus". Stinking, rotting lotuses with such deep folds that they can not be cleaned. (Men have not seen, because bare feet were not accepted to show even her husband.)
The process of "ripening lotus" was terribly painful, and ended with an irreversible deformation of the feet and lameness. But this is what the Chinese wanted.
Uncertain gait and foot puppet size - for the sake of it and transferred all the torment.
5. Radioactive cosmetics
The biggest advantage of the popular in the 1930s, the French cosmetics Flo-radia considered its content of chloride, thorium and radium bromide. Cosmetics Advertising promised wonders: "Provides vitality of cells, increases blood circulation and makes the skin smooth, eliminating the fat, prevents the expansion of pores, removes blackheads, pimples, redness and pigmentation, protects, stops aging and smoothes wrinkles, gives a fresh and youthful appearance ". This cosmetics caused women raptures, while on its application have not started to fall off the jaw.
"Belladonna" Plant name means "beautiful woman." Once its juice instilled into the eye, why they began to "shine", the pupils at the same time expanded. However, then for this beauty had to pay loss of vision.
7. Lead powder
1700s were very demanding on the complexion. In those days, few people survived to middle age without experiencing disease from which the person was covered with a rash or acne, why even after recovery remained unsightly marks.
The best way to hide defects was considered to lead powder. It was an excellent remedy - an inexpensive, well-rested on the skin, leaving it smooth and silky.
But then ... a brain tumor, stroke, almost all the body's systems begin to fail ... Belle was comforted by how beautiful it is in a coffin.