Beauty July 18, 2015

Weird Beauty Cures Across the Globe

Woman getting a candle-ear treatment in a spa.

Some women will stop at nothing to look glamorous, beautiful, and youthful – and today, Lionesse would like to showcase some of the most bizarre methods to beauty we have seen across the internet. These beauty treatments are used in various places of the world and some are even indulged in by some of the celebrities we all know and love. Let’s take a look at these now, and you can be the judge as to whether or not they are something you’d totally do, or run for the hills over.

Earthworm Excrement Facials
Yes, you read that right. The application of earthworm poop to your face for beauty and softened skin is taking some areas of the world by storm. A concoction of earthworm excrement, creams and other potions are applied to the face in the form of a facial and left to remain on the skin for a specific duration of time, and removed to supposedly reveal more beautiful, radiant skin that feels as soft as a baby’s bottom.

Woman getting a leech treatment in a spa.

Leeches
Leeches: the name alone sparks a grotesque look on most of our faces, and the idea of using them in beauty treatments certainly doesn’t sound appealing to most of us. Actress Demi Moore was recently heard of indulging in a beauty treatment that utilizes actual leeches to suck blood from the stomach area, where the leeches are applied, to detoxify her blood. She had this treatment completed while traveling to Austria for a total body cleanse experience. Does it work? Some doctors say yes, while others say no.

Bird Poop Facials
While we’re on the topic of disturbing facials, we may as well go ahead and mention the beloved bird poop facials they have in Japan. Many centuries ago, the droppings of the Nightingale bird were used – although now, the Japanese are using other fowl friends for the pleasure of many people who travel near and far to receive one of these facials. Their main purpose is skin brightening, and many celebrities and wealthy clients who visit these types of spas swear by the treatment. You can also receive the treatment in New York City if you’re in America, by visiting the Japanese owned Shizuka Spa.

Woman getting a fish-feet treatment in a spa.

Fish-Feet Treatment
Actress Katie Holmes has reportedly been utilizing this treatment for a while now, and swears by it. It involves the process of putting your feet into fish infested water – carnivorous fish, no less –and allowing them to eat away at the dead skin from your feet. It not only sounds mortifying, but completely disgusting as well – but, whatever works, right?

Paralyzing Facial Treatment
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is a big fan of having a snake venom product applied to her face, which works very similar to receiving Botox injections or other forms of cosmetic surgery, to deter the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What the cream does is paralyze the facial muscles for an extended period of time, keeping wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging at bay.

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