10 Most Bizarre Beauty Trends Throughout History
The practice of ‘Ohaguro’ or teeth blackening was a very popular tradition during the Heian period in Japan from 794 to 1185. It was seen as a symbol of beauty and maturity. Teeth were blackened using a solution called Kanemizu— a mixture of iron filings, vinegar, tea, and rice wine. Although it didn’t cause permanent staining to the teeth, it is said to have smelled awful.