It takes exclusive and intentional care of the body to make it glow, and if women can find a short cut to beauty, they will embrace it with all joy. A lot of women have used unspeakable products on their faces, hair and body in order to achieve the finest texture ever. Sometimes taking it to the extreme brings the best result – or so women think. In today’s world, the routine hasn’t changed that much, from what it was centuries ago, it only got better with Botox and silicone taking the lead in places where massage and exercise would have done similar jobs.
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Probably, in years to come a magic wand will be used to get smooth skin, the ladies would have to wave it over their bodies seven times to get the desired result – just kidding. Back in the days, women used products from animals and plants to get a refreshing look and that’s what this article is all about – strange beauty treatments that women use. These treatments may sounded weird but they were effective and still are if you choose to add them to your list of beauty treatments.
1. Snail Slime Cream – Chile
You should consider making a snail your next plastic surgeon. Don’t worry about how slow it will be at the job or how the results will turn out. Relax, snail is tested and trusted. Snail serum has been clinically proven to help maintain the skin as well as improve cell function. It helps avoid excess or abnormal scarring, including acne, counteracting sun damage and preventing premature skin aging and wrinkles. It also accelerates the renewal of damaged tissues. The mucus secreted by land snails has a powerful antioxidant, which protects them from an atmosphere full of oxygen radicals.
2. Bird Dropping Facials – Japan
Would you apply bird poo on your face if that was the only thing that can cure your pimples? I guess you will. A Japanese powder named Uguisu is made from songbird feces. It was used in the 18th century by geishas and kabuki actors to wipe the heavy white makeup off their faces. This treatment is rich in amino acid guanine, and the droppings are said to impart a soft, porcelain-white mien. As common as birds are, having their poo is not common and will cost you. A 50-minute facials with this bird poo treatment at Shizuka New York Day Spa cost about $180. But don’t try to do it yourself at home, you might just end up with poo burns on your face. The droppings have to be sterilized to remove toxins and then grounded into a fine powder before it can be used.
3. Ground Pig Placenta – Japan
A placenta is a slippery, slimy, slippery, bloody tissue containing lots of fluid. It grows inside a women when she is pregnant. It nourishes and protects the fetus and is pushed out after delivery. To think that someone would keep such a thing is absurd, but that is the power of beauty. Women have so empowered beauty that anything done to stay beautify becomes legal as long as no one gets hurt in the process. People queue up to drink ground pig placenta. Placenta is full of vitamins, nutrients and minerals, it contains everything that an egg or baby feeds on and the Japanese believe drinking from it gives them energy and revitalizes their youth.
4. Gargling Portuguese Urine – Rome
Although this beauty treatment was common in the days of Julius Cesar and Cleopatra, only very few people still practice it today. Urine contains 95% water and 5% consisting of salts, minerals and nitrogen. The Romans gargled urine to improve the colour of their teeth and for fresh breath. They particularly choose the urine of the Portuguese because it contained more manly pH, while other urine may contain several compounds, such as ammonia and urea that actually kill germs and help fight gingivitis.
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5. Platza Bath – Russia
The platza bath is a painful way to stay beautiful and it is available in New York for $44 per session. The process is long and tiring as beating is involved. Clients stay in a warm room naked or partly covered for them to sweat off some liquid. After which they are taken to another room where they lay face down on the bench and an ice-cold cloth is placed over their head. Two large men then proceed to beat the client with oak leaves soaked in olive oil. Intermittently, the client is bathed in soap and hot water. The process is repeated – soap, beat, rinse, repeat– like doing cloth laundry. After 30 minutes of beat-bathing the person’s over heated temperature body is cooled with ice-cold water.
6. Ambergris – New Zealand
Gris is a solid, waxy substance that comes out of the intestine of sperm whales. The ambergris is usually excreted through the rectum of the whale. The chunks float onto the surface of the sea, where the sun sterilizes and cooks them making them hard as stone. Ambergris floats to the shores and can be seen in the coasts of China, Japan, Africa, the Americas, and on tropical islands, such as the Bahamas. In Eastern cultures, ambergris is used for spice, medicines and potions. In the West, it was used to stabilize the scent of fine perfumes.
7. Ewe Placenta – Malaysia
This is similar to the idea and nutrients of pig placenta, EMK Placental has brewed up an entire range of products from post-natal tissue including facial masks, eye gels, and hair serum.
8. Snake Venom Cream – USA
Just the thought of a viper’s venom on the skin or hair is mind-boggling. Planet came up with an anti-aging cream that has active snake venom as an ingredient. This cream which cost $185-per-ounce is meant to block the neurotransmitters that tell muscles to contract, only it does not do this to the extent of complete paralyzed. The end result is a wrinkled free body.
9. Micro-Needle Therapy – California
This concept is simple: the pin-pricks puncture the skin just enough to break it, and reveal the new skin underneath. In comparison to chemical peels, this spiky roller breaks down and diminish scars and skin blemishes. The idea is to penetrate the skin just enough so that the natural healing process begins. The MTS Roller is unique because it produces maximum results without expensive equipment and without removing too many skin layers; treatments are comparatively inexpensive and pose minimal risks.
10. Bull Sperm Conditioner – London
An upscale salon in London offers this conditioning treatment made out of bovine sperm. The Aberdeen Organic Bull Semen Treatment is combined with Katera root to create a protein-rich hair mask that drenches follicles in gobs of moisture. As a result the hair becomes shinier. This viagra for hair cost about $85 USD per treatment.
11. Ant Body Wash – Japan
Ants contain high levels of formic acid, and in some cultures, they are part of a daily diet. According to edible.com, the ant body wash awakens the senses and provides overall feeling of balance. It’s also perfect for people with oily skin or sluggish metabolisms. The Natural Expired Fruits Acids help remove dead skin and oil residue too.
12. Hot Buttered V-JayJays – Ethiopia
This practice is carried out in Ethiopian salons. Women are given a 45-minute massage head to toe, using butter as the massaging medium. Plastic bags are put over the hands and feet, and the woman is given a large chunk of butter to spread over her private parts. Then she is led to a room with a long row of toilets and smoke holes. The woman sits on the toilet with her legs as far apart as possible. Three heavy blankets are thrown over her so that no smoke escapes. The woman remains in that position until all the butter is melted. The idea is to tighten up the vaginal muscles post-pregnancy.
13. Foot Binding – China
The foot binding process is practiced in China. The process usually begins between the ages of three and eleven. The foot is soaked in a warm mixture of herbs and animal blood to soften it. Then, the toenails are cut back and curled under, then pressed with great force downwards and squeezed into the sole of the foot until the toes break. The broken toes are then held tightly against the sole of the foot and bandaged. All this was to slim fit the feet to fit into the smallest size of shoes and to prevent them from growing.
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