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Every woman loves having glowing skin and a clear complexion, but some women go to extreme lengths to achieve a flawless look. Here are some of the craziest skin care products and services that are currently being used by women around the world.
Next time you head to the spa, you may want to opt for a relaxing facial. Facials are pretty standard fare in nearly all spas, but some facials are a little unusual. Asian spas started the new trend of placenta facials and the new service quickly caught on in other parts of the world. That’s right; human placentas are purchased from maternity wards and used to help heal acne prone and sun damaged skin. There is little scientific evidence to back up the notion that placentas will correct skin problems, but many women swear by the practice nonetheless. If the thought of applying a placenta based cream to your skin is unappealing, perhaps a nightingale droppings facial is more your style. The bird’s waste is collected, sanitized with ultraviolet light, mixed with exfoliating rice bran, and massaged into the skin. This beauty trend dates back centuries, to the early days of the Japanese geishas who used nightingale droppings to keep their skin looking bright and youthful.
Some spas are using modern technology to provide intensely personal skin treatments. The Kurotel spa in Brazil, for example, measures your cortisol, serotonin and adrenaline levels to determine the best complexion clearing methods for the make up of your DNA. By looking at your body chemistry, the spa can create a program that is unique to your particular needs. You don’t have to make the trip all the way to Brazil to reap the benefits of the new cellular skin care craze. Several companies now offer moisturizers, cleansers, and face washes that claim to protect and repair the DNA of skin at the cellular level.
If you don’t mind crawling critters, then the snail facial might be for you. Snail facial enthusiasts claim that snail slime moisturizes dry, patchy skin. For those who are not too keen on the idea of having live snails crawl across their face, just grab a bottle of snail slime moisturizer instead. Leech therapy, if you can stand the discomfort, is another magic weapon of many spas. The leeches latch on to the skin and are thought to improve blood circulation and remove toxins from the body. If a little blood doesn’t bother you, a vampire facelift might just do the trick! Your blood is removed, treated, and injected back into your face. This method is said to treat wrinkles and give the face a plump, youthful glow.
Women have been using crazy lotions, devices, and techniques to keep their skin looking young for centuries. We all dread the thought of aging ungracefully, so there will never be a shortage of wild new methods to slow the aging process and brighten a dreary complexion. Some may work, others definitely don’t, but if you try any of these unorthodox methods, you will definitely walk away with a great story!