10 Ways Everyday People Suffered For Beauty

Rat Wigs

At one point during the 1800s, women would often craft elaborate wigs for their heads out of various components. Within said wigs were large rats that would live inside for sometime before being disposed of.

Tummy Tapeworms

In the early 1900s, during the Victorian Era, advertisers would market and sell pills containing the cyst of a tapeworm, which would grow inside young women’s stomachs. This would help lose weight, but also increase dementia and headaches, and sometimes worse.