10 Terrifying Beauty Standards It’s Hard to Imagine Were Used in the Past

Cinnabar blush

10 Terrifying Beauty Standards It’s Hard to Imagine Were Used in the Past

Cinnabar is a mineral associated with recent volcanic activity. It refers to the common bright scarlet form of mercury(II) sulfide and was used to produce blush and powder. It was even used in Ancient Japan, Ancient China, and later served as a hair dye.

Like other mercury compounds, cinnabar is extremely toxic and just breathing in its vapors can cause severe poisoning.

Tapeworms to get rid of excess weight

10 Terrifying Beauty Standards It’s Hard to Imagine Were Used in the Past

Women didn’t have to spend time at the gym and follow strict diets, they just had to take pills with tapeworm eggs and they actually did it and lost weight. It came out later that they experienced various health problems: nausea, anemia, weakened immune system, fatigue, and headaches.

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