11 Bafflingly Bizarre Beauty Practices Used Throughout History

tapewormWe've all done some crazy things to ourselves in the name of beauty, and there's no question that questionable cosmetic practices absolutely exist today (vampire face lift, anyone?). But even the most eyebrow-raising modern beauty methods pale in comparison to some of the truly insane methods women have used throughout history to look their best -- or at least what they thought was their best!

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Seriously, if you think the concept of Botox injections is nuts, that's just because you don't know what the ancient Romans used for mouthwash. (Hint: You don't REALLY want to know. Except you do!)

 

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