15 Images that show the before and now of the world of beauty


Beauty is not a simple journey, sometimes it is painful, time consuming and tedious. But surely if we knew the objects to embellish ourselves of antiquity we would be grateful because our routine does not involve so much effort.

This is how these 15 beauty devices have evolved that, luckily for us, are easier to use and less monstrous.

1. Hair dryer

The first dryer, created in 1890 in France by hairdresser Alexandre Godefoy, was actually a modified vacuum cleaner and was so large that it could not be loaded as we do now. Do not even think about taking it in your suitcase!

2. Salon hair dryer

In 1920 the first portable hair dryers emerged, but the air they expelled was not enough to fulfill their function; in addition, they were dangerous and women ran the risk of being electrocuted. That's why the salon dryers were the best option.

3. Curler

The first wave was done by the hairdresser Karl Ludwig Nessler in 1906, with tubes to twist the strands, and a mixture of cow's urine and water! Later, in 1917, a machine with electrical resistances was created for the use of beauty salons.

4. Hair straightener

It is believed that the first woman to iron her hair was Erica Feldman in 1872. She heated pieces of iron with iron to mold her hair. Later Lady Jennifer Bell Schofield created the first pincers that already gave an air to those we use today.

5. Mascara

Mascara is one of the most used beauty products in the world and was created by Eugéne Rimmel, in the 19th century; He became famous for marketing the first non-toxic eyelash product.

6. Lipstick

Perhaps the lipstick is the oldest beauty product of all. The first records are from five thousand years ago in Mesopotamia, and it was used by both women and men. It was made of semiprecious stones and crushed insects, and it was a long time before it became the portable bar we know.

7. Facial rejuvenation

The mask on the left was used to prolong youth and fight wrinkles in the 1940s. It worked by sending electrical impulses that stimulated blood flow and contributed to the production of collagen.

8. Scalp Massager

To prevent hair loss and promote its growth, in 1950 these massage machines were used that emitted slight electric discharges to stimulate blood circulation and were known as artificial fingers. Now it is enough to take special vitamins or to resort to the grandmother's menjurjes.

9. Anti-cellulite machine

These vibratory machines became popular in the 30s and we can not deny that their operation is similar to the miraculous products that shake the body today.

10. Tanning camera

Toasted skin used to be a symbol of poverty and social backwardness, but when in the 20s Coco Chanel returned to Paris from a trip through the Mediterranean with dark skin, it became fashionable to tan among the upper classes, giving rise to first tanning lamps.

11. Bronzers

With this tendency, skin diseases also emerged. That's why in the 40s the tanned airbrush appeared to give color without the harmful effects of the sun.

12. Brackets

These torture devices were invented in the 18th century and, although they have become smaller and more discreet, they are still very painful and uncomfortable.

13. Dimpleplasty

It is the surgical procedure by which women can create the enviable dimples that not all people are fortunate to possess. But in 1936 this effect was achieved without the help of the scalpel thanks to a kind of mask that exerted pressure on the cheeks.

14. Rhinoplasty

If you did not feel comfortable with your nose and lived in 1918, you could resort to this cheap but equally painful rhinoplasty that, by means of a device that exerted pressure, modified the profile little by little.

15. Magnetic strip

There is no doubt that the strips are still uncomfortable, but in 1912 they looked like torture machines. This magnetic corset, besides giving you a wasp waist, promised to cure nerves, indigestion, rheumatism and paralysis. A whole monkey box!

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