In the pursuit of beauty (or profits), manufacturers and salons come up with ever more weird and wonderful ways of making us look younger and improving our skin and body… allegedly. Here are some beauty tricks that you should try at your own risk.
1. The Bed of Nails
To quote the reporter, ‘My skin feels as if I've just hurled myself backwards into a seething pit of hedgehogs’. I say ‘Ow ow ow ow OWWWWWW!’
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2. The Derma Roller
Designed to improve the appearance of your face. Don’t ask me how I know this, but I believe this implement is used by certain people to inflict pain on other parts of your body. Hmmm.
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Yes, fish. Not eating it, not taking fish oil capsules, but dipping your tootsies in a bowlfull of ‘Doctor fish’. These tiny creatures feed on dead flesh, and the treatment is said to help those who suffer from eczema and other skin diseases. Not for the ticklish or anyone who’s seen ‘Piranha’.
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4. Nightingale Dropping Facials
Popular in Japan. Never mind ow, how about ewwww? The dropping may be sterilized, but why would anyone want to cover their face with bird doodoo?
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5. Bull’s Semen Hair Treatment
How in God’s name did someone discover that this worked? No, don’t answer that …
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6. Gold Leaf Wax
Now you can have your legs defuzzed with wax that includes 24-carat gold leaf, at 24-carat prices. Claims to ‘leave you with a gentle shimmer’. Not sure about leaving you pain-free though.
7. Snake Massage
Clearly not for the squeamish or phobic. The snakes are non-venomous, and presumably highly trained professionals.
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8. Breast Milk Soap
Yes, apparently someone makes soap from their own breast milk. Should you want to order …
Would you try anything that promised to make you look younger and more beautiful? Or do you consider these beauty treatments ridiculous beyond belief?