With blogs, vlogs, and YouTube channels galore, the modern beauty community is a lively place. One day holographic looks are in; the next, you need a rainbow-colored highlighter. Instead of chasing after the latest "it" product, sometimes you just want to take a step back and simplify. In these instances, it's helpful to know which old-school beauty hacks to bring back. Because sometimes, the simplest and easiest solutions are best.
This is not to say that all vintage beauty practices should be resurrected. I mean, arsenic was once used as a hair remover, according to HuffPo. (It makes you appreciate wax salons, right?) Oh, and at various times lead, mercury, and even radium have been used in beauty routines, as noted by The Cut. So to be clear, plenty of old-timey beauty tricks should stay in the past. Radium probably did make a fantastic highlighter, but at what cost?
On the other hand, the simple and straightforward beauty advice from a few decades past often held a lot of wisdom. Using plenty of moisturizer, staying out of the sun, and getting many uses from one product are all good guidelines to follow. Not to mention, many of these older routines had a self-care element to them as well. Read on to see what you might enjoy incorporating into your own modern routine.