Top 12 Creepiest Beautification Techniques from History

Posted on May 25, 2016

Beautification techniques from the past were nothing like the ones we use today. Before the 21st century, people had to use methods and devices that look extremely frightening and disturbing by today's standards. Check them out, and you won't be able to tell the difference between a brutal torture machine and a vintage beautification technique.

1. Helena Rubinstein's Skin-Tightening Method

Helena Rubinstein's Skin-Tightening Method
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Are these gals getting ready for a 1940s Halloween party? Nope, this is Helena Rubinstein's most popular cosmetic technique from the same era. These masks were applied to women's faces, and they were extremely tight. The horrifying process was supposed to tighten up their skin and give them a youthful complexion.
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