10 Dangerous (and nasty) Beauty Tricks From Ancient Times
Ancient Greeks and Romans thought crocodile dung had beautifying and restorative properties. The dung was mixed in with mud to use for anti-aging facials or a relaxing bath.
Mud Baths are still popular today claiming to improve complexion, relieve joint and muscle pain, and remove toxins from the body.
People are still getting facials made of poop today.
The Daily Mail reports that Tom Cruise rubs a mixture of nightingale poop, rice bran, and water to keep his youthful look.
The nightingale facial is popular in Japan and is also known as the Geisha Facial. It is thought to exfoliate, brighten, and soothe the skin. The urea found in bird poop also helps with moisture retention.
In New York, you can get a 60 minute Geisha Facial for $180.
The more toxic option was the favorite make-up of the time, called ceruse, a poisonous mixture of white lead and vinegar. The use of this make-up withered the skin, caused sores, and damaged internal organs.
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