ian mud is supposedly very rich in vitamin A, E, and essential fatty acids. It is
usually mixed with shea butter and applied on the face. It is said that extremely
smooth facial skin feel that is generated,
lasts for two to three weeks.
Gold leaf facials use 24-carat gold to
tighten the face and help produce collagen. But dermatologist Leslie Bowmann
warns that gold can cause severe rashes
because it is an allergen and is terrible to
put on your face.
For the sports-minded, a softball facial is an anti-wrinkle treatment that involves rolling softballs to massage, tone
and stretch skin. After several soothing
sessions, facial muscles tighten to give
sagging areas a boost.
The next time you want a pedicure, toss the
pumice stones and nail files and soak your
feet in a fish tank so that tiny carp can nibble away rough skin and calluses leaving
your feet soft and smooth. Taking the concept of these pisces pedicures to a whole
new level, in Malayasia, you can lounge in
a heated pool while swarms of nibbling fish
snack away at rough spots and deep clean
your pores while feeding. Reportedly, nibbling fish exude an enzyme that slows acne
and other skin problems.
Looking for a bit more beauty help from
live animals? How about a slithering snake
massage? In this treatment, snakes of various sizes are placed on your back and left to
writhe up and down the spine, creating a
unique kneading sensation. If you opt for
tiny garden snakes, a 15-minute massage
costs just $80. Reportedly this treatment
helps with tight muscles and headaches.
Last year, the Academic Journal of Biore-source Technology reported that when bullfrog peptide was added to human cells
walls, it reduced the effects of oxidization
by 73%. This peptide is extremely effective
at attacking free radicals. This material is
water soluble, which would make its use
possible in beauty products of all kinds.
Most cosmetics contain ingredients that are
promoted with exaggerated claims of
beauty or long lasting effects to create an
image. Slowing aging is no longer science
fiction…it is a reality! Creative and bizarre
treatments create attention and awareness.
Recent celebrity endorsements to these
regimens have increased their appeal to
masses. These products and treatments
may sound strange and seem extreme, but
remember, Botox was also considered
weird when it was first introduced into the
mainstream beauty market! •