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Body Care

From earliest times, men and women explored a variety of ways to keep their bodies clean, healthy, and attractive, including mirrors and different kinds of utensils like tweezers and razors to remove unwanted HAIR and earpicks to clean the ears, and personal attendants (therápainai) like barbers and perfumers. In addition, the Romans added more specialists like alipilarii (people who plucked the hair from the armpits and other parts of the body), paratiltriae (children entrusted with the cleansing of bodily orifices), and picatrices (young girls who arranged the pubic hair).