Let’s talk about clothing and cosmetics, which could harm health or even kill people in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and modern times.
People are neglecting their health for the sake of their looks. And we used to think that it is the tendency of the XXI century. Now women and men often visit plastic surgeons to look better. However, they always came up with a lot of other entertaining ways to hurt themselves, and sometimes others. They used everyday objects.
Corset: death by suffocation
At the beginning of the XX century Paul Poiret and Coco Chanel unlaced women from corsets.
A lot of European women suffer from corsets. The degree of fanaticism at different times varied as the representation of an ideal beauty.