9 Unusual Beauty Treatments
The creation of beauty is art. Being pretty or beautiful is hard to attain
and maintain. It takes a lot of patience and courage to achieve the perfect
level of beauty. Most women today are willing to go to extremes just to have
flawless skin and a slim body. These are some of the unusual beauty treatments
that attract millions of women and men around the world.
This therapy is also known as urotherapy. It is weird, yes. In the ancient
times, it was believed that if one consumes urine orally, it will help heal the
body. It can also be an effective natural anti-aging agent if it is rubbed on
the face every day. Today, some women massage urine on different parts of their
body to keep it smooth and silky. They also apply urine on their scalp to help
condition their hair and maintain its glow.
Snake massage is famous in Israel. Israelites benefit from snake massage by
taking a non-poisonous snake for their back. It is believed that the snake’s
twisting and shivering helps relax muscles and support blood circulation. It
also gives them a deep-tissue massage. There are two types of snakes used for
massaging –the small and large snake. Small snakes are used for delicate massage
while the bigger ones are for deep tissue therapy. This might be scary and
creepy but it was proven that it’s safe and effective. For those who are afraid
of snakes, they let them touch or hold the snake first before using it for
|3) Chinese Fire
Aside from acupuncture, fire treatment is also a well-known medical procedure in
China. The process starts by placing a wet towel on the client’s face or body,
sprinkling some alcohol and then lighting the towel up. Chinese people believe
that fire treatment cures swelling, aches and different illnesses. After the
treatment, oil is usually applied on the part of the body where the fire was lit
up. Individuals who have an empty stomach are not advised to have the fire
treatment. The clients are also given warm water to drink while having the
procedure. Also, the client must not take a bath until 12 hours have passed
after having the treatment.
Garra rufa fish, also known as doctor fish is used to bite off the dead skin
from a person’s feet. Most women prefer having a fish pedicure rather than going
to the conventional manicure-pedicure spa. Aside from removing the dead skin,
the doctor fish also eliminates calluses from the bottom of the feet. Major foot
problems like corns and heel fissures can be removed by fish pedicure. Aside
from keeping the feet soft and clean, some believe that the fish can enliven
acupuncture points on the feet. As a result, a person’s nervous system will be
regulated. The procedure can also release fatigue and relax the body. It takes
150 or more fish to clear away the dead skin from one customer.
|5) Bee Venom
For some, applying honey on the face is not enough to achieve perfect skin. One
beauty therapist added bee venom on her face masks and started the “bee venom
mask treatment” that has become famous. The mask contains ingredients to helps
tighten facial tone. It also has Manuka honey that is responsible for managing
the facial muscles to instantly lift and tightens the skin. The venom is added
on the cream, and then applied all over the face for at least twice a week. The
mask is left on for 20 minutes and then rinsed with water.
Experts say that toothpaste is like an astringent. People who want a quick
pimple treatment place a small amount of toothpaste directly on the pimple and
leave it overnight. The affected area will then be less inflamed and less
noticeable. However, toothpaste can also dry the skin when it is used for spot
Tip: If you are using toothpaste for spot treatment, avoid applying
moisturizers after washing it off because it will irritate the skin. Also, make
sure you apply just a small amount of toothpaste on your pimple.
Caviar is a product made from fish eggs. They are rich in peptides and amino
acids. The mixture is a combination of caviar, massaged together with marine
extracts to exfoliate and clean the face. Because caviar is rich with amino
acids and peptides, people believe that it can be beneficial to the skin and can
work as an anti-aging agent as well as an acne fighter. The mixture feels cool
on the face making it good for relaxing. Opposite from what everyone expects,
the mixture does not smell fishy at all. In fact, some caviar facials do not
have a strong scent, just a mild soapy smell.
|8) Beer Bath
Beer is known all over the world and is deeply rooted in many cultures. It has
been proven that the moderate drinking of beer can lower blood pressure and is
also good for the arteries. Some however use it to exfoliate skin by soaking the
body in a tub full of beer. Beer contains a natural exfoliant called hops, as
well as a vitamin-rich yeast. It is known to sweat out skin clogging toxins.
Aside from skin benefits, the beer also has the power to make the hair
absolutely soft, full and very shiny. A very relaxing way to have a beer bath is
to have a sip of beer at the same time.
The use of leeches for beauty treatment started in China. Horrible as it may
seem, but these leeches are used to get rid of acne. Freshwater leeches are used
for this treatment. At first, the person will feel an icy feeling as the leeches
are placed on the skin. It will then feel as if the leeches are poking the skin
like tiny needles. It is believed that leeches help in stimulating blood flow.
The leeches will be removed from the face after two hours, when they are already
bloated with blood. Therapists would advise the client not to scratch the face
because it increases the likilhood of bacteria entering through the skin.
After the therapy, the same leeches can be used for a lifting mask. This
time, the blood of the client, which the leeches have sucked during the therapy,
together with leech substance will be applied all over the face. Nowadays, there
are cosmetics that contain leech extracts. However, some believe that the
extract would be more beneficial when directly applied on the skin. Leech is
rich with lipids, which is known to lift the face and reduce pimples. After the
mask is washed off, its effects can already be seen. The face is lifted, the
complexion looks younger and visibility of acne is greatly reduced.
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