Tuesday, September 30, 2014

7th Grade-Queen Elizabeth

Read the article on page 13 in your packet entitled, "Sickness & Health." Which "beauty regimen" used by women in the 16th and 17th centuries do you think was the most shocking?  Why?  Can you think of modern examples of both women and men going too far for the sake of their appearance?  (Don't forget to post as ANONYMOUS using first name, last initial and class period. COPY your paragraph onto your clipboard or into Docs before publishing!!)

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  1. I think the most shocking beauty treatment in the 16th and 17th centuries was washing there face with mercury. I mean come on WHO WOULD DO THAT apparently these women did. Because they were so concerned with there looks they didn't think for one second "if I do this could I die?" Well turns out most of them did because she just wanted to impress the boy across the street. Well I guess its true what they say beauty can kill you in many different ways.

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    1. Wow! It is true that is pretty shocking I mean Mercury is supposed to burn when it sits on your skin. So why do that keep on doing it if it hurts? It makes no sense! Just no logical thought in it at all. It's actually makes me slightly mad at them for being so..... ignorant.

      Chloe S
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    2. To me, the white lead face paint was the most shocking "beauty regimen" in the 16th and 17th century. That is, because women actually painted dangerous chemicals on their faces! The chemical can cause many skin problems, also. Today, women use face treatments, which is not very good for them. But, the worst part of all, was that this face paint could poison these women. If you really think about it, this chemical could actually change much of history. For instance, if the chemical killed Queen Elizabeth, most history would not be around!

      Aliza C.
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  2. I think the most shocking "beauty regimen" was how they put drops of belladonna, a poisonous shrub, in their eyes to make them sparkle. This was shocking to me because I am sure it must have hurt at least a little bit when the poisonous shrub went into their eyes. Especially why would they keep doing it if it hurt? All of it just makes no sense. There is literally no sense in logic anywhere in it.

    Chloe S
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    1. I totally agree. I wouldn't want to hurt my eyes let alone use poison in them!! I also don't understand why they would keep doing it if it hurt them.
      Maggie Evans
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  3. well I think that is messed up like what would happen if it got there eyes, would they go blind or what well that's just plain dumb that is really dumb.

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    1. I agree with you on this subject. It's crazy that they used poisonous products with complete knowledge that they could slowly be killed.
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  4. Back then Queen Elizabeth's time woman would go to crazy extents to be society's idea of "pretty". Like putting toxins on there faces and lips.It wasn't just irritating and uncomfortable it was bad.It later on leaded to diseases.Today its not so different. Girls will do fake tans which leads to skin cancer. Also will get surgery's to alter there bodies. You were born to be a certain way and look a certain way. You shouldn't change it you should embrace it.~ Julia Smith period 3/4

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    1. I completely agree its sad that people would rather harm themselves rather then accept how they look.

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  5. I think the most shocking thing that people did for their appearance was to put white skin stuff on your face. They probably knew that the stuff they were using was poisonous. This shocked me because I would never ever do anything like that to my face. However some people might now a days. In this day I think women and men or women go too far to impress people. For example, men spend so much money on a guy to permanently poke ink into your body. Everyone says it hurts so bad. Why would you ruin your skin to impress people? Women are the same way. They load this make up on to their face. Even though it is not poisonous, it can still mess up your face in the future and it doesn't show the how the person really is. Then and now are very similar on to how to impress people. I just think people should all just accept the fact that everyone is that same and you do not have to impress people for popularity or attention.
    Darien Rinn ¾ A

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    1. Darien, this is very well written and I agree that the white lead was very dangerous.
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  6. The beauty regimen I think was the most shocking in Queen Elizabeth’s time, was how they painted their faces with vinegar and white lead. I find this shocking because it says it can cause skin problems and slowly poisons the women who use it. This is also shocking because women who might’ve had naturally flawless skin would be ruining their skin by putting on that awful “face paint”. Another outrageously shocking thing they did was wash their faces with mercury. I find this shocking because mercury is dangerous and, like the “Sickness & Health" article said, it is poisonous and can cause nervous system damage. One thing that men and women do today is similar to something they used to do in Ancient times. They would throw up their food to make room for more, while today, people throw up their food so they don’t have that extra weight the food brings. They also get their eyebrows plucked or waxed, like in the Queen Elizabeth era.

    Molly Kanach
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  7. I believe that the most shocking "beauty regimen" in the 16th to 17th centuries was the fact that they would put drops of a poisonous shrub, belladonna, to make their eyes "sparkle." It shocked me because its like a woman getting poison ivy and rubbing it all over her face. Its dangerous and it doesn't help them at all

    Matt C 3-4 A

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    1. I agree with you, Matt. It is crazy what women used to do to themselves. It is painful just thinking about it, the thought of dropping liquid poison plants into your eyes.

      Cameron Craig 10-11A

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    2. I also agree, women in the 16th and 17th century were crazy for doing that to their eyes. That has to hurt I don't know why they repeatedly did that to themselves. Most of the women died early from all those "beauty treatments'' So why even take the chance?

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  8. I think the most shocking "beauty regimen" in the 16th to 17th centuries was washing their face with mercury. I find that the most shocking because mercury is a toxin that effects the nervous system. If one was exposed to it for a long amount of time you would start to lose your vision and hearing, speech impairment, and many other symptoms. The term "mad as a hatter" is probably from mercury poisoning among hat makers.

    Corinne D 10/11 A

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    1. I agree with you! I son't see why they would do that. I agree with everyone because I think that all of them are shocking!
      Maggie Evans
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  9. It’s pretty amazing how clueless some people are. Even today, if there is something we use that affects us in a negative way, we simply stop using the product. I think that the mercury is the most shocking because it is also the most harmful of the rest. It causes skin irritation, the mercury poisoning can affect the central nervous system, have coordination loss, and damage to speech etc. Today, we do other crazy things. For example, some people go to a tanning salon for a tan, and they are put in rays of heat. That can cause skin damage and cancer from too much sun and heat. The only difference between today and long ago, is the use of our resources. Today, we have many kinds of technology and methods to find safe-to-use products. Back then, it was probably that certain product or nothing at all. In the end, we are all part of the same species and we can do some pretty crazy things to impress others.

    Sara D. Period 10-11 A

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  10. The "beauty regimen was a huge part of society of in old England all of the woman had to have white skin and look as pretty as possible. Woman used substances such as white lead, vinegar,mercuric sulfide,mercury. These are all substances that are all poison and can cause many health issues. For example one of the the items was mercury which can cause poison which leads to the nervous system which causes loss of coordination,damage to your sense of vision and hearing,speech impairment and many more! See all of the beauty tricks that these woman tried to in old England was unhealthy . Some people thought it was better to look good then to feel good!

    Michael F P:10/11 A

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    1. what dose impairment mean?
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  11. The most shocking thing is when women washed their face with mercury. I think this because it caused several harmful things to your body such as affecting the central nervous system, causing loss of coordination,damage to vision, hearing and speech. This is very dangerous because back then they did not have antibiotics to cure anything, the causes of making your skin smoother could risk your life. One thing in modern day men and woman do today that people go out of the way for their face is plastic surgery. I think this is very wrong because you do not have to change yourself so you think your pretty or good enough. Everyone is beautiful in their own ways.
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  12. I think that the most shocking "beauty regimen" in the 16th and 17th centuries was by putting mercury sulfide a toxic chemical on their lips and faces. They were slowly poisoning themselves, just to get a good look. People back then also use drops of belladonna a poisonous shrub to make their eyes sparkle. Beauty was killing them slowly. One question I had was why couldn't they use something safer to make them look pretty?

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  13. I think the most shocking is how they wanted pale white ghost like skin they used vinegar and white lead to do so. the white lead was a dangerous chemical that slowly poisoned/killed them and it caused skin disease. Why would they want whit skin that is probally one of the reasons so many people died

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  14. I believe the most shocking "beauty regimen" used by the women in the 16th and 17th century was that the women used drops from a poisonous shrub, named Belladonna, to make their eyes sparkle. Seriously, how did this not cause blindness?
    I think an extreme measure for beauty is when men and women inject their faces with botox, which is a toxin.

    Adriana S Period 10/11A

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    1. I agree with you 100%! I think that it is so weird and dangerous to put those chemicals on you face!
      -Darien Rinn 3/4 A

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  15. I think women who used lead to make themselves to appear white was horrible. Not only are you slowly poisoning yourself but other around you may inhale the lead. This is very problematic. It a good thing we stopped using lead and started to use safer materials. One thing that people do that modern today is in Africa women chip their teeth to make them sharper. Its safe but very painful for the person who does it. It is something crazy to do to become beautiful.

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  16. I personally think that the Mercury face wash was the most shocking. I think this because it damages not only your face but your nerves system. They did not know it back then but they were really destroying their face. People today do the same think to look pretty. They do nose jobs and they make doctors change the way they look.
    Gavin Lindsay P.3-4 B

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  17. A beauty regimen in the 16th and 17th century that was the most shocking was the mercuric sulfide. It would cause skin irritation and could have even affected the nervous system. I know that saying “pain is beauty” but this was causing too much pain for beauty and it was definitely not the right tool to become pretty in the 16th and 17th century. The mercuric sulfide was a terrible poison. It could possibly damage your vision or even damage your speech and hearing. Mercuric sulfide although was very painful it did go very good on your face if you wanted red lips. But, mercuric sulfide was definitely not be the correct answer.
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    1. I totally agree with you Amanda. I think that that people are really out of it if they are going to put poisonous chemicals on your face that could make you blind or deaf.
      -Darien Rinn 3/4 A

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  18. I think the belladonna was the most shocking in the 16th and 17th century. They would go and pluck there eyebrows and cut some hair off to get a high forehead. The people would also make there eyes sparkle by, using a shrub which was poisonous. Apparently women back then cared more about how they look then it feels.
    Angelina Oteri 10-11 B

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  19. The beauty regimen that I thought was the most shocking was mercuric sulfide, or mercury. I thought that this was the most insane regimen because it had a lot of weird side effects. The side effects included loss of coordination, losing eyesight and hearing, and speech impairment. mercury also poisoned the wearer and made them go mad. This is why I believe that the most ridiculous regimen that women wore was mercury.
    Danny L 10/11 B

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  20. I think the most shocking beauty regiment in the 16th and 17th century was the fact they put drops of belladonna, a highly poisonous shrub, in their eyes to make the eyes 'sparkle'. This is surprising because the poison can go into their eyes and make them blind. A modern day example of men and women going to far for their appearance is when they get plastic surgery. They pay thousands of dollars so they can look 'pretty' to me you look pretty just the way you are and honestly too much plastic surgery just makes you look fake.

    -Olivia T
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    1. Olivia, I agree with you that this was very crazy. Hopefully modern people would not take this threat upon themselves.
      Casey O'Neil

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  21. A shocking beauty regimen woman did back in the 16th and 17th century was painting their faces in a face paint made of vinegar and white lead. The face paint slowly poisoned the person using it! I don't understand why women liked their faces so pale. Some women probably knew that putting that paint on your face wasn't good for them. The mixture caused skin problems. When women started to get sick from it, don't you think other women would have stopped applying it to their faces? I feel that there was no point on making your face pale as a ghost. I understand making your lips red. Or smoothening your face. Or even plucking your eye browns because people even do that today. But why would people want to make their faces pale?
    Clare S. Period 10-11B

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  22. I think that the most shocking "beauty regimen" was they would drops of belladonna in their eyes to make their eyes look more sparkly. I think that this is the most shocking because putting something poisonous in your can hurt really bad and your vision might be messes up or you might not be able to see properly. A modern example or men and women going too far to look good could be combing your hair, because if you comb your hair really hard to try and get out the knots out, it can hurt really bad and even take out some of your hair.

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  23. In the 16th and 17th centuries women did many shocking and dangerous things for beauty. If you look at some portraits of Queen Elizabeth she looks as white as a ghost with red lips.The materials they used for their faces were vinegar and white lead. White lead was a chemical that could cause many problems for your skin and can also poison you. Fashionable women also had red lips which was made of a poisonous substance called mercuric sulfide. They used so many things that was very dangerous for your health back then for their appearances. People now a days do many things for beauty too. For instance, some people fake tan which can cause skin cancer. People also get tattoos which is permanent and will stay on your skin forever, and its painful to get one.

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  24. The most shocking “beauty regimen” in the 16th and 17th century was the face paint made of vinegar and white led. This face paint was a dangerous chemical that caused skin problems and slowly poisoned the women who used it. The women also did other dangerous things like, painting their lips red with mercuric sulfide and washing their face with mercury. all this caused skin irritation, affecting the nervous system,loss of coordination, and other horrible things. Still, after all this, their motto stands, its better to look good than feel good. Things like this still happen today. Something like plastic surgery changes the way you look and id hate the feeling of getting surgery, so its probably nerve racking to do it voluntarily.
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  25. I think the most shocking "Beauty Regimen" is that they put drops from a poisonous plant in their eyes to make them sparkle. Why would someone want to put poisonous plants in their eyes. When they would use the drops it would hurt them but they continued to do it. Seriously if it hurts why would you keep using the drops. I just don't understand there logic. Wait I do understand it. They think that BEAUTY IS MORE IMPORTANT THE LIVING. It would slowly kill them. I disagree... A LOT!
    Maggie Evans
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  26. I think that the most shocking regimen was the use of the poisonous shrub belladonna for the sparkle in their eyes. I think it was truly disturbing to know that a women would rather die than to have one imperfection in her appearance. I find it completely unnecessary to impress someone for your own life and just saying “The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express”. -Francis Bacon
    Noah V
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    1. Your answer is by far the best response. I completely agree with you, beauty is without saying. It comes naturally to everyone.
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  27. The most shocking “beauty regimen” used by women in the 16th and 17th centuries is how they used drops of belladonna in their eyes. Belladonna was a poisonous shrub that they used to make their eyes sparkle. This is the most shocking regimen because they were putting poison in their body just to look good. These drops in their eyes could have greatly affected their eyesight. They were putting their appearance before their health. Today, some women and men still go too far for their appearance. One example of this is surgeries. People have face lifts to make their eyes, chins, cheeks and noses look better. In the 16th, 17th, and 21st centuries some people risked their health for their appearance.

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  28. The most shocking chemical to me is mercury because it acts like acid it burns your face. It will leave a big mark after a while and could kill you.

    Kyle S 10/11 A

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  29. The most shocking beauty regimen used by women in the 16-1700's is how they used a substance called belladonna, used for their eyes. Belladonna was actually poisonous but they still used it to make their eyes sparkle. To me this is shocking because even though it was poison they put it on their eyes just to look good. The substance is harsh and affects your eyesight. Which gave me the idea that back then in that era they didn't pay much attention to their health. Although this is still very common because many men and women risk their lives just for a chance to fix something to "perfect" themselves. In my opinion this is selfish because people should think about how about accepting how they look and think, "oh I'm so happy that I'm living with a nose, mouth, eyes, and ears" and not something like "I don't like how I look"

    Dena J
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    1. I really liked how you wrote this. Such great details. I definitely agree, the things that they would do to make themselves "look better" was outrageous.
      Gabby L. 3/4 A

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  30. During the times of Queen Elizabeth the first, women sacrificed a lot for beauty. Queen Elizabeth used dangerous chemicals, such as white lead, to ensure a perfect white, pale face. This chemical slowly poisoned her. She took another poisonous chemical to her lips, mercuric sulfide. This made her lips red and also caused her face to be smooth, at the same time causing damage to her nerves and irritation to the skin.
    Some of the crazy things Queen Elizabeth did for her beauty compare to many things people do today for appearances sake. The fact that she used poisonous white lead for a paler face seems like such a wild thing to do. This shocks me because it poisoned and probably slowly killed her, though she was willing to risk it for beauty. This reminds me of many things people do today for their skin. For example, people risk the factor of skin cancer by going to a tanning bed and over tanning. Also, people today over tan at the beach, which can result as a burn instead. However, anyone is willing to go the extra mile for their appearance. Some things are the same now as they always have been, and probably always will be.
    Casey O'Neil
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    1. I totally agree. They should not have risked their lives for their appearance, and I think they went toon far with the chemicals on their face. Its Crazy!

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    2. Casey this is very well written and I total agree with you on this topic. I don't understand why people would put theses terrible chemicals on their face. This could make yo die. I would not risk the chance of dying to look good or impress people.
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  31. I think that the most shocking beauty regimen used by women in the 16-1700's was that women painted their lips red with mercuric sulfide a poisonous substance that could kill you, or could affect the central nervous system, causing the loss of coordination, damage to your sense of vision and hearing, speech impairment, and more.
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  32. I believe the most shocking "beauty treatment" was the women using face paint made of vinegar and white lead. I think this is the most shocking attempt to look "better" because this substance would slowly poison the user. The women back then should have been more secure about themselves and realized that everyone is beautiful in their own unique way. So rather than putting themselves in danger, they could find the beauty in themselves.
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  34. During the 16th and 17th century women did weird things to their faces to look beautiful. They would put white lead on their face. White lead is a a dangerous chemical that causes skin problems. It also, slowly poisons the women face who uses it. Many women also put mercuric sulfide on their lips. Mercuric sulfide makes you have a smooth layer of skin, however it causes skin irritation, mercury poisoning can affect the central nervous system. It also, causes loss of coordination, damge to your scene of vision and hearing, speech impairment, and lots more.

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  35. One thing I think woman did that was most shocking was pitting belladonna on their eyes. They would do this to make their eyes sparkle. This is really dangerous personally to me because it right by their eyes! Also this was a poisonous shrub. But, back then I think woman did not know it was poisonous from the lack of hygiene and knowing of diseases, so on and so forth. One thing today men and woman do that is not needed is getting make-up professionally done. This is not needed because every one is perfect in their own ways and no one needs that much makeup
    10-11A Drew M

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    1. I agree getting your make up professionally done is harmful because you don't really ask what they are putting on your face people just let the artists put on them what ever looks good.
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  36. When queen Elizabeth was ruling she and many other woman used poisonous beauty products on their face. Such as face paint that contained white lead, red lipstick made of mercuric sulfide, and the woman washed their faces with face with Mercury. All these products damaged their hearing, nervous, smell, speech, coordination, and more! They also used poisonous drops called belladonna to make their eyes sparkle. woman during the 1600s - 1700s would do almost anything to look good but they obviously didn't care about their health. A similar evident that happens more around today, is that some make up companies test their products on animals which is very horrible, it hurts the animals, but it also hurts the companies because no one buys from them. Lots people are starting to protest against this, and are saving the animals.
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  37. I know that all the men and women back then they tried to look and present the best in the whole land but how could they put all these poisonous substances on them. Why do that to their body. A person should not put all of these chemicals on their skin they could kill you easily but most of this stuff ate away your skin and if you got some in your mouth you would have died very soon after. I know most of the people did not know what it was but wouldn't it burn and hurt the first time you tried it? It is not necessary to were all of that makeup.
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  38. I definitely agree with Vienne with the animal abuse situation. This is very harmful to the animal and I thought she had a really good connection about bringing that up. I also agree with when the companies loose customers. This is really true because people have been fighting for animal abuse to be stopped for a long period of time now.
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  39. In the article "Sickness and Health", the "Beauty Region" used my most women in the 16th and 17th century that I think was the most shocking was that they would use face paint made of vinegar and white lead, that was a dangerous chemical that would be used to make their skin as white as a ghost. I think that would be the most shocking because it would poison the women that used it, most women want to have nice skin but they could've used a substance to whiten their skin besides poisoning themselves. Modern examples that both women and men do to their skin is to go tanning in the sun, or getting spray tans. Another thing that women use these days is makeup, and if they buy a makeup with a product in it that will cause them to have an allergic reaction to and possible get very sick from, just like what would happen to the women in the 16th and 17th century.
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  40. A beauty regimen in the 16th and 17th century that was the most shocking back then was the mercuric sulfide. When putting mercuric sulfide on your face it would expose a smooth layer of skin. This would cause skin irritation, mercury poisoning can affect the central nervous system, causing loss of coordination, damage to your sense of vision and hearing, speech impairment and more. So this could actually make you really sick and you could die from the sickness which is from mercury sulfide. So that’s why I think mercury is in fact the most shocking beauty regimen back in the 16th and 17th hundreds.

    Alyssa A.
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    1. Region I meant.

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  42. The “ Beauty regimen” that woman used in the 16th and the 17th centuries were horrible. The one I thought that was the most shocking was that woman made facepaint out of vinegar and white lead to make their faces whiter. Who would do that. But compared to todays “ Beauty regimen” it is nothing. People change their body in plastic surgery. They dye their hair different colors. They were tons and tons of makeup.That is why women and men go way too far for their appearance.

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  43. The article "sickness and health" i think the beauty in the 16th and 17th century the most shocking was that they used a bunch of chemicals on their face that could have burn their skin. One chemical that was they used white lead and vinegar that made them look their face white as a ghost.Many women painted their lips with mercuric sulfide and even washed their face to make their skin very smooth.Some of theses chemicals made them have an allergic reaction. this is why i think that mercuric sulfide is one of the most shocking beauty regimen back in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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  44. In the 16-17 hundreds, women used to put piousness products on their face to make them look society's idea of "pretty". One of the worst products they put on their face was when they used belladonna to make their eyes 'sparkle'. It's sick because this product could make them go blind, which they probably already knew.
    Although women today also do piousness things to their skin, such as fake tans that cause skin cancer.
    Dharma M.
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    1. You spelt poisonous wrong. Otherwise, good comment!
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  45. the most shocking thing from the 16 and 17 hundreds is the women put mercuric sulfide on their lips. This could damage their nerves if it just touches them. Its probably even worse on your lips because it could get in your mouth. This may cause a reaction more fetal. The women probably knew this wasn't good for them but they just wanted to fit in with the other women in their society. We do things like that in our society today such as getting bot-ox. This is not the smartest thing to do but we do it anyway to fit into society.

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  46. In the 1600-1700's I think that putting piousness products on there face was bad I know that beauty hurts but if it hurts why would you keep doing it. I also think that the worst product that they used to make them "pretty" was when then washed their faces with piousness stuff.
    Ashley G
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  47. In my opinion, all of the beauty regimens that women in the 16th and 17th centuries used were shocking to me. One of the things that they used to make their skin perfectly white was a face paint made with vinegar and white lead. This caused them to have skin problems, and they were slowly poisoned from the poisonous lead in the face paint. They also used an extremely poisonous chemical to make their lips red called mercuric sulfide, and they even used mercury to cleanse their faces. Mercury is a toxin and caused skin irritation and a central nervous system plummet in their coordination, their senses, their speech, and even more. Belladonna was used to make their eyes glimmer, but this is a poisonous shrub. Overall, they shouldn't have risked their lives for their stellar appearance.
    Gabby L. Period 3/4 A

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  48. In my opinion, all of the beauty regimens that women in the 16th and 17th centuries used were shocking to me. One of the things that they used to make their skin perfectly white was a face paint made with vinegar and white lead. This caused them to have skin problems, and they were slowly poisoned from the poisonous lead in the face paint. They also used an extremely poisonous chemical to make their lips red called mercuric sulfide, and they even used mercury to cleanse their faces. Mercury is a toxin and caused skin irritation and a central nervous system plummet in their coordination, their senses, their speech, and even more. Belladonna was used to make their eyes glimmer, but this is a poisonous shrub.
    Some of the things that the did back then compare to what some of the women in our century do to make themselves look good. Some of the things that people do to make themselves look good is go in tanning beds, put on mascara and eyeliner and other makeup, and even cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgery can cause death or other issues. Overall, they shouldn't have risked their lives for their stellar appearance. They are beautiful the way they are, and death should never be a consequence for looking nice.
    Gabby L. Period 3/4 A

    P.S dont pay attention to the one up top. That was a mistake

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  49. Belladonna Flower

    http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/be/4f/fb/be4ffbaa990d8346d5d9426babece0f8.jpg

    Mercury

    http://www.periodictable.com/Samples/080.14/s13.

    Mercuric Sulfide

    http://www.remimaillard.com/img/DiapoLaque/Laque4.jpg

    Lead Poisoning

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/Decreased_Brain_Volume_from_Lead_Exposure.jpg

    A quote from Lipstick Danger: Don't Let Lead Poison your Pout
    by Josh Peterson, Planet Green
    "In 2007, The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics selected over 30 lipsticks in four different cities and sent them for lead testing. Over one half came back with detectable levels of lead. One third had more lead than the FDA legally allowed. Among the brands containing lead were the cosmetic powerhouses L'Oreal, Cover Girl, and Christian Dior''

    -Sidharth M.
    3/4 A

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  50. For the Mercury, go to
    http://www.periodictable.com/Samples/080.14/s13.JPG

    -Sidharth M.
    3/4A

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  51. The most shocking was the Belladonna in the eyes. If eaten the belladonna can have life threading resulted. Imagine putting it yours eyes, it burned so much. But of course the women only cared about how they looked not their health. The belladonna would slowly make the women sick. The women in this time period took the saying Beaty is pain not lightly but hard core. Women back then would do anything to be pretty, they were crazy! You are perfect just the way you are.
    -Morgan McCormack 10-11

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  52. In all the paintings of Queen Elizabeth she always looked unnaturally pale. This is because women wanted to have perfectly white skin since this was what was fashionable at the time. However, this was not the only thing that women did to make them look “pretty”. In my opinion the most shocking “beauty regimen” used by women in the 16th and 17th centuries is using mercury to wash their skin. They had skin irritation and mercury poisoning from using this remedy. Mercury poisoning causes loss of coordination, it affects the central nervous system, damages you sense of vision and hearing, and causes speech impairment.

    Jack
    Period: 10/11 B

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