Call it desperate superficiality, call it systematic forces of patriarchal oppression — we spy a problematic pattern. We've gone from using deadly nightshade to dilate our pupils to injecting our wrinkles with fillers. Who knows what harm we're unknowingly still doing?
So, if you want to feel relatively horrified and also learn some beauty history, head on over to The Cut and expand your intellectual horizon. Then, you might want to check out these all-natural beauty products, and join us as we consider simplifying the things we do to ourselves. (The Cut)
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