Crazy Beauty Inventions From Yesteryear That Are Thankfully Not Used Anymore

Posted by Michael Avery in Bizarre On 24th April 2018

For ages, mankind has focused on way to enhance physical appearance. This has led to all sorts of strange contraptions being invented to further the cause. Thankfully most of these old wrecks are no longer being used as they have been found to be completely useless and in some cases downright dangerous. Take a look at some of the craziest beauty contraptions ever made.

#1 Find All Your Flaws With The Beauty Micrometer

This strange machine was made to assist makeup artists in finding all of the defects on the face of a model. It looks more like something out of a Hellraiser movie. The contraption was in no way comfortable to wear and often left its users with terrible headaches after its use.

#2 Get Permanent Waves With The Hair Waver

Women have always liked wavy hair so when this device came out promising a way to create permanent waves women just had to use it. They would apply a chemical mixture to their hair and then the machine would wind their hair up with its built-in hot curlers. Sadly all this device did was damage hair but nobody cared at the time.

#3 Be Rid Of Annoying Freckles With The Freckles Remover

Long before freckles were looked at as being fashionable people would do anything to get rid of them. Using this machine to close their eyes, nose, and mouth, a beautician would then rub a harsh chemical substance onto the clients face removing the freckles. Since the chemicals were very harsh and incurred the risk of chemical burns this was pretty dangerous.

#4 Straighten Your Nose With The Nose Corrector

This device promised users that it would fix their nose without needing surgery. Depending on how much pressure was used it would make the user's nose change shape. Sadly this was all temporary and all the device really did was compress the nose and prevent normal healthy breathing.

#5 Have The Cutest Dimples With The Dimple Machine

Isabella Gilbert created this strange device to give people dimples. It would press down two knobs into the user's cheeks in order to create dimples. After a few days of pain, the user would have natural looking dimples. Sadly the device also caused the formation of overbite after being used for a long period of time.

#6 Make Your Face Truly "Glow" With Toxic Cream

Back in the day people used radium in their facial creams. Yup, they used a highly toxic radioactive material to make themselves more beautiful. These days we know that it's a very dangerous substance but back then they had no idea.

#7 Relax Away Those Headaches With The Scalp Massager

Using this bizarre contraption, a woman could get a quick scalp massage and prevent the loss of their hair. At least that's what this thing was advertised to do. Thankfully this device never really caught on and it's size made it impractical for use outside of the salon.

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