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Eight Bizarre Beauty Treatments

 

1. Bird Poop Geisha Facial 
The Manhattan’s Shizuka New York Day Spa makes a special facial know as the Bird Poop facial. The mixture contains a purified form of bird poop and Rice Bran, which is applied to the customers’ faces. This facial is used to cleanse the skin and gives one’s face a nice glow. However, it comes at a hefty price of $180 per facial. 
 
 
2. “Vampire Facelift”
 
The “Vampire Facelift” is a spooky beauty trick used in Hollywood by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and supermodel Bar Refaeli. The “Vampire Facelift” is a non-surgical procedure where a patient’s blood is drawn and platelets are separated. The blood is then mixed with Restylane or Juvederm to create a mixture to be injected into different parts around the face. It is said to make one’s face appear more youthful, and get rid of wrinkles. This bloody beauty trick has cost patients more than $1,000.
 
 
3. Thai Face Slapping
 
Pinching and slapping has now become a good thing instead of a bad one. In San Francisco, Bangkok masseuse Tata uses a procedure of slapping and pinching a patient’s skin instead of any chemical treatments or surgeries. The slapping and pinching is supposed to shrink pores and get rid of wrinkles, and costs around $350 a session. 
 
 
4. Urine Therapy on Acne
Urine is something that everybody usually wants to release. However, people have recently been using it as a way to get rid of acne. If you are brave enough to try this bizarre beauty trick, you have the choice of putting urine directly on the affected area, or yes, drinking it. 
 
 
5. Fish Pedicure
 
If you find a regular pedicure is not enough for you, you can try the recent popular trend of fish pedicures. Seekers immerse their feet and legs into a tub of Garra Rufa Fish that will eat the dead skin and calluses right off of your feet. Customers said there is no pain involved, just a mere tickling sensation. 
 
 
6. Coffee Grounds for Cellulite
 
If you’re starting to see cellulite that you’re uncomfortable about, instead of buying an expensive crème, try using coffee grounds as a body scrub. There are a few methods of applying them, but the caffeine in the grounds is said to be able to dilate blood vessels, increase circulation, and reduce water retention, all of which make cellulite more visible. 
 
 
7. Huǒ Liáo Treatment 
 
Also known as the “Fire Facial,” this facial started in China and is becoming a new trend. The treatment involves soaking a towel in alcohol, along with an ingredient called elixir, and placing it on the area of your choice. The towel is then lit on fire for a few seconds, and then extinguished. It is supposed to have the ability to make your skin look younger, get rid of your wrinkles, or a high possibility of catching on fire. 
 
 
8. Potato Face
One of the more “normal” and simple beauty secrets involves potatoes. All you have to do is take raw and peeled potato slices and rub them on your face or leave them on your eyes. Rubbing the potatoes on your face is said to help with oil control. Leaving the slices on your eyes helps make your eyes look less puffy, and can also help dark circles disappear because potatoes contain the enzyme catalase. 
 
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