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How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

The beauty industry has come a long way over the years. People would go great lengths for their beauty needs. Take a look at these 14 photos of what beauty procedures looked like in the 1930’s-40’s.

‘Freezing’ freckles off with carbon dioxide was a popular treatment in the thirties. Patients’ eyes were covered with airtight plugs, their nostrils were filled in for protection, and they had to breathe through a tube.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

What’s that? Just a set of very large blow-driers.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

A hair procedure performed in Germany in 1929. It was a permanent hair wave.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

This device corrects the application of make-up and was actually invented by Max Factor in 1930.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

This scary mask from the 1940’s would be heated up to stimulate circulation to make the skin look fresh.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

These ‘massaging chairs’ with metal rollers were used to help in aiding in weight loss. They could be found in ‘slenderizing salons’ in the in forties.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

A beauty treatment used in the 1940’s.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

Used before sun screen was invented, people would wear ‘Freckleproof Capes’ with built-in sunglasses to protect them from the sun.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

Women would spend hours with their hair in crazy machines to achieved curly hair.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

Fruit mask used in the 1930’s.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

Want a rosy complexion? Try this ‘Glamour Bonnet’ to lower your atmospheric pressure around your head to stimulate alpine conditions.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

People would use this machines consisting of tiny glass nozzles, rubber hoses, and vacuums to achieve clearer skin.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

In the 1920’s, people would wear rubber ‘beauty masks’ to get rid of wrinkles.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

This is called the ‘Hangover Heaven’ mask. Also created by Max Factor, it featured plastic cubes that was filled with water and then frozen. It’s purpose was to help with hangovers.

How 14 Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s And 40s

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It’s pretty amazing at the lengths that people used to go through to achieve beauty.