Have you guys seen the film Mirror Mirror, with Lily Collins and Julia Roberts? If you have, then one of the most memorable scene would be Julia Roberts’ spa scene.
Could you imagine getting those treatments nowadays? Whoah! it would be just scary and would take a lot of courage. Well there were some truth on some of the “procedures” shown in the film. Before the creams and the other cosmetics we have today, leeches were used to drain blood in order to make a person’s complexion appear paler. This may have been painful but not as painful as applying white lead paint which could have contained arsenic to lighten the skin. This cosmetic is documented on the many portraits of Queen Elizabeth 1 of England.