Fish Exfoliating Your Vagina And 10 Other Extremely Odd Beauty Treatments
Some people will do anything for beauty.
Mastering the ultimate beauty routine definitely requires a lot of experimentation. And while you may think that services like dermaplaning and eyebrow extensions fall into the bizarre category, those services have nothing on some of the strangeness that women around the globe will do in the name of beauty. Trust, the following 11 off-the-wall beauty treatments will convince you that your skincare secrets are totally normal.
1. China: Vulva exfoliation treatment
In China, you can sit pantless in a bathtub full of water while toothless garra rufa fish nibble away at your dead skin. This takes the fish pedicure to the next level, since these little fish are getting up and close and personal with your lady bits. This treatment is said to help soften and smooth the skin, which probably helps to prevent razor bumps and pesky ingrowns.
2. San Francisco: Thai face slapping
A masseuse in San Francisco will charge you $350 to let her backhand you. The service is said to shrink pores and remove wrinkles. Maybe make a surprise face slapping appointment for your S.O. next time they get on your nerves.
3. New York City: Bird poop facials
A spa in New York City uses powdered nightingale droppings as part of one of their facial treatments. The bird poop is supposed to help brighten, heal and nourish the skin. Hopefully it will bring you good luck, too.
4. United Kingdom: Bee venom mask
There's a facial mask available for purchase in the UK that includes bee sting venom as one of its active ingredients. The venom is supposed to help increase blood flow and collagen to repair the skin. It's not recommended for those who are allergic to bee stings, obvs.
5. Japan: Sake bath
A spa in Japan offers a green tea, red wine or coffee bath. Basically, any of the aforementioned beverages are added to an ever-flowing faucet of sake—it's supposed to be incredibly moisturizing.
6. New York City: Fanny facial
A NYC-based salon will give you the baby soft butt skin of your dreams. Microcurrent therapy is used to compress the skin, thus giving it a toned and lifted apperance.
7. All over the world: Vampire facelift
This Kardashian-approved facial is a "non-invasive" procedure which requires you to have plasma taken out. It's then put back on your face to give the skin a lifted and plump look. While this service is conducted by a variety of practitioners around the world, it is considered a medical procedure, so it's best to have it done by an approved provider.
8. Las Vegas: Arctic ice room
The spa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas is offering a chilly treatment that claims to tighten pores and reduce hypertension. The arctic ice room, as it's called, pumps out mint-infused air at a temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Simply chill out on a heated bench (the room seats up to eight) and wait for that ice cold air to rejuvenate you.
9. Israel: Snake massage
Head to Israel if you don't have a snake phobia. There's a spa offering a service where nonvenomous snakes literally slither all over you as a means of stress relief. Because nothing is more relaxing than the sound of a snake hissing in your ear, right?
10. China: Fire facial
The fire facial sounds like the perfect way to lose some precious eyebrow hairs. A facialist in China places a cloth soaked in alcohol and serum over your skin and lights it up. It's supposed to help with sagging skin and wrinkles, but it's also used as a remedy to clear up common cold symptoms.
11. Thailand: Snail Facial
Snails are pretty cute, but do you want them to hang out on your face? In Thailand, you can pay to have these critters crawl all over your mug. Supposedly, their slime has super-hydrating properties.