No matter how humanity changes throughout its various stages of existence, women's drive to look beautiful has always been equally strong. As such they've undergone and continue to undergo all kinds of beauty treatments.
Although some of our modern methods may seem absurd, wait till you see what pomades our ancestors used for softer skin and shinier hair.
In Ancient Greece crocodile excrement was renowned for its rejuvenating properties and was therefore used in many homemade beauty masks.
In the past, some ladies had special techniques for removing hair. Some would rub the area with unwanted hair with sandpaper, others would burn it, yet still others treated it with quicklime. You can guess how dangerous and unhealthy these approaches were.
Aside from these there were beauty treatment devices capable of astonishing and even shocking with their sinister appearance.
The photos shown here depict devices that were popular in the 20th century. Don't be surprised if you find yourself having nightmares after seeing some of these.