27 Weird And Unusual Beauty Tips From Past

A Woman Having A Seam Painted Onto Her Leg, To Make It Appear That She Is Wearing Stockings, 1926

A Full-Faced Swimming Mask Helped Protect Women’s Skin From The Sun, 1920s

Faceless Beauty Contest In Cliftonville, 1936

Rita Perchetti And Gloria Rossi Try Out Their New Portable Bathhouse So They Can Change Their Clothes After Sunbathing On Coney Island Beach, 1938

“Ironing” Hair, 1964

Tape Worm Diet, 1900s

Contestants In The Miss Lovely Eyes Beauty Pageant In Florida Wearing Masks To Obscure The Rest Of Their Faces, 1930

Max Factor’s 1931 Ice Mask

Before The Invention Of Sun-Screen In The Mid 1940s, Bathers Wore Garments Like This Freckleproof Cape To Protect Themselves From The Sun. The Cape Also Features Built-In Sunglasses


Woman Tans Using A Suntan Vending Machine, 1949

A Perm In Germany In 1929

Customers Have Their Legs Painted At A Store In Croydon, London, 1941

Portable Hair Dryer, 1940s


A Policeman Judges An Ankle Competition At Hounslow, London, 1930

A Traditional Japanese Sign Of Beauty- Black Teeth, 17th – 19th Centuries

The Bra Claimed To Develop And Strengthen The Bust And Was Designed To Vibrate While The Person Wearing It Was At Work. Brussel, 1971

Hair Dryer, 1920s

Rubber Beauty Masks Used To Get Rid Of Wrinkles In The 1920s

Wooden Swimsuits, 1929

Dimple Machine In 1936

You Have A Beautiful Face But Your Nose?

A Fruit Mask From The 1930s

X-Ray Of Female Torso With Corset (Left) And Female Torso Without A Corset (Right), 1908

Women Who Had Just Given Birth To A Baby Weren’t Prohibited To Smoke In The Hospital. 1940s Ad

Taking Precise Measurements Of A Beautiful Young Woman’s Head And Face With A Contraption Like An Instrument Of Torture, 1933

A Young Woman Holds Her Arms And Legs In Four Water Bathes With Electric Current, To Improve Blood Circulation, Circa 1938

Facial Warming Mask, 1940



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