These Old-School Beauty Products Look Like Torture Devices

These Old-School Beauty Products Look Like Torture Devices

The past saw some pretty gruesome "beauty" devices marketed to women looking to reach the often-impossible beauty standards of the time. The "glamour bonnet" was a helmet-like beauty device that claimed to stimulate blood flow in order to improve your complexion. The purpose of this device was to ironically obtain "natural beauty." In 1936, the invention of the "dimple machine" debuted. This device promised to create dimples on the faces of dimple-less people by pushing a wire frame-like device into the cheeks.

13 Old Beauty Products That Look Like Torture Devices

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from Stuff Mom Never Told You - HowStuffWorks

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    The "glamour bonnet" was a helmet-like beauty device that claimed to stimulate blood flow in order to improve your complexion. (0:21)

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    The beauty micrometer was invented to measure a woman's face precisely to pinpoint her flaws and determine which parts of her face should be reduced or enhanced with makeup. (2:10)

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