Day 253~366

1500s-1600s Dating as far back as the Elizabethan era in Europe, women have gone to extreme measures to attain youthful-looking skin. With little science behind early skin care, initial attempts often did more harm than good. In the 1600s pale skin that was untouched by the rays of the sun signified wealth and power. To further the skin-whitening process, Queen Elizabeth and other members of the upper class used Ceruse, a poisonous mixture of white lead and vinegar. Even more extreme, some would draw their own blood to achieve that faint color. 1875 At the turn of the century women…