High Cost Of Beauty - The Shocking History Of Perfect Skin

Monday, May 28, 2012

When it comes to skincare and its history, we are probably only most familiar with Cleopatra bathing in milk. The thing with history is that more often than not, only the highlights of the story are passed down from generation to generation with the important details usually put on the backburner and slowly forgotten as the grapevine grows. Cleopatra actually used sour milk…and not to bathe in. She used it to exfoliate. Bet you didn’t know that aside from taking over neighboring regions, our ancients were also busy exfoliating their skin!

Another fun fact, skincare goes as far back as 1500, with sandpaper being used to exfoliate their skin! Horrendous? Yes, but it just goes to show the extents of what people will do to achieve perfect skin and avoid the dreaded “chastity pimples”. That’s what Acne was most commonly referred to in the 1930’s (a pretty apt name ‘til today if you ask me). Some of the treatments created by our ancestors to achieve a flawless complexion are really out of this world, although some, like the use of olive oil on our skin are still religiously practiced by most people today.

Check out this thoroughly entertaining timeline, detailing the innovations in skin care from sandpaper ‘til the latest “blue light” portable device that zaps acne on the go from Tanda. Enjoy!

Acne Light Treatment
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3 comments:

Megann Monday said...

This is so interesting! I never knew these things before :)

♥ Megann of Style Surgery

Megann Monday said...

This is so interesting! I never knew these things before :)

♥ Megann of Style Surgery

Hazel said...

thanks for sharing sarah! interesting info!

Monday, May 28, 2012

High Cost Of Beauty - The Shocking History Of Perfect Skin

When it comes to skincare and its history, we are probably only most familiar with Cleopatra bathing in milk. The thing with history is that more often than not, only the highlights of the story are passed down from generation to generation with the important details usually put on the backburner and slowly forgotten as the grapevine grows. Cleopatra actually used sour milk…and not to bathe in. She used it to exfoliate. Bet you didn’t know that aside from taking over neighboring regions, our ancients were also busy exfoliating their skin!

Another fun fact, skincare goes as far back as 1500, with sandpaper being used to exfoliate their skin! Horrendous? Yes, but it just goes to show the extents of what people will do to achieve perfect skin and avoid the dreaded “chastity pimples”. That’s what Acne was most commonly referred to in the 1930’s (a pretty apt name ‘til today if you ask me). Some of the treatments created by our ancestors to achieve a flawless complexion are really out of this world, although some, like the use of olive oil on our skin are still religiously practiced by most people today.

Check out this thoroughly entertaining timeline, detailing the innovations in skin care from sandpaper ‘til the latest “blue light” portable device that zaps acne on the go from Tanda. Enjoy!

Acne Light Treatment
Via: Tanda Skincare



Join My Giveaways!






3 comments:

Megann Monday said...

This is so interesting! I never knew these things before :)

♥ Megann of Style Surgery

Megann Monday said...

This is so interesting! I never knew these things before :)

♥ Megann of Style Surgery

Hazel said...

thanks for sharing sarah! interesting info!