Insane Vintage Health Tips That People Actually Practiced

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Eating Chalk, For Aesthetic

Pale skin was favored in the Middle Ages, and one way to achieve this ivory complexion was to consume chalk. Eating chalk was believed to completely transform the complexion from the inside out. The risks??? High.

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Belladonna For The Pupils

Belladonna has always been used as a poisonous plant – royalty would even use it to kill their enemies. It’s also a hallucinogen, and an unpleasant one at that. During the Renaissance, Belladonna extracts would be made into eyedrops that women used to dilate their pupils for a more seductive look. However, many of them went blind. So there’s the lesson in that.

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