Friday, June 15, 2012

Skin Care History: People Did Weird Stuff

I'm a sucker for infographics, and I thought this one (via Tanda Skincare) was kind of fascinating!

Acne Light Treatment

I thought the skin care history was pretty cool, since some of it (olive oil, milk) is still used today, while other concepts (sand as sunscreen!) have definitely faded away over the years. Can you imagine using sulfur to unclog pores?? I can't imagine the results would outweigh the smell! The whole bathing in wine thing sounds like a waste of good alcohol to me, and it makes me think about how you sometimes get red lips from drinking red wine... I wonder if their whole bodies turned a little pink?

It's also kind of interesting to watch the treatments get more high-tech over the years, progressing from sandpaper (ouch!) to acne removal via anti-aging light therapy (Possibly also ouch? Although their site says it basically uses blue and red light therapy to remove acne, which kinda makes me want to stick my face under a string of Christmas lights.). 

I'm still trying to figure out the "Chastity Pimples" thing. I'm guessing there's some kind of connection to hormones and puberty, but I wish they had elaborated on where the phrase came from! 

The idea that lead used to be used kinda creeps me out! Makes me wonder what things we do now will cause people in the future to raise an eyebrow in the "They used to do WHAT?" way. 

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Tanda acne removal system, but all opinions and ideas are 100% my own.

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