Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Weird Beauty Treatments

Hello beauties!

I've got a roundup of some of the strangest new beauty treatments out there for you today.

It all started when Kim Kardashian did the vampire facial and this picture went viral. You know, where they draw some of your own blood, separate it in a centrifuge, inject some of it back into your facial tissue and slap the rest onto your skin.

That sounds just lovely...

Anyway, I stumbled across some other weird beauty treatments, and while I was thinking 'what the whaaat?!?!' my fingers typed in weird beauty treatments into my google search bar. Of their own accord. Because I really am not this strange. I promise. And I got some really out there results.

So today, I'm going to share some of these with you.


Thai face slapping treatment. What's happening here is quite funny really. The beauty therapist will slap, pinch and lightly manipulate the skin of her victim client, with the goal in mind of reducing wrinkles and shrinking pores. And apparently, you'll have to pay some big bucks to be slapped around by someone, because this can cost you as much as $350.

 The urine facial. Yes, you read it. Pee. Now this one can be taken in a variety of ways. You can consume it (aka drink. Yup) and it's said to cure a whole list of diseases.

But when it comes to beauty, it's applied to the skin and is said to cure acne, psoriasis and eczema. The best urine to use is those you expel first thing in the morning, because it has the most beneficial things in it, which was produced during the night.

On a related note, this was used in ancient Rome to whiten teeth. :)

 The bird poop facial. This is said to be the secret to that beautiful, flawless skin geisha's have. Basically, they use the droppings of a nightingale, sterilize it under UV light, mix it with rice bran (to neutralize the odour) and paint it on your face.

This procedure can cost you anything from $180 to $200. It is said that the gentle exfoliation leaves your skin absolutely glowing afterward.

Japanese Fire Facial. This is available for all over the body. Basically, the towels are soaked in alcohol and your face covered with some creams and beauty treatments. Then the soaked towels are placed over your skin and set on fire. It is said to cure anything from obesity to bad skin, but can cause hyperpigmentation on the downside. Downside. Hah!

 The gold facial. This can cost you around $250, but who cares when 24 carat gold leaf is placed on your skin and massaged in? The benefits of this include new cell production, combating wrinkles and firming the skin, and the production of collagen and elastin.

Plus, you get to look like an Egyptian mummy casing for half an hour. What beats that?

The caviar facial. Why settle for eating caviar when you can slather it all over your face? The caviar is imported from Switzerland, where it's freeze-dried, then it's thawed out in room temperature water and applied to the face. It's rich in omega 3, antioxidants and minerals, which is absorbed into the skin and fights wrinkles. This is said to be as good as botox and will set you back around $180.

 At the Yunessun Spa in Japan, you can take your love of wine to a whole new level. Soak in a tub of red wine and reverse sun damage and firm your skin while doing it.

Just don't forget to bring your wino's along.

Would you do any of these? Please let me know what you think!! You can also check out my sources for some more wacky beauty treatments. Link, link, link and link.

Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,

Yolandie

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