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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

6 WEIRD BUT EFFECTIVE FACIALS



 Some things are just weird right? Hmmmn!  You’d surely agree with me on this immediately you read this article on 6weird facials to apply. Seriously am still trying to contain it myself but who would want to argue with science anyway? In this article, BOLA AKINBOADE-BELLO presents to you six {6} weird, bizarre, disgusting, ugh!!! Whichever word you think is best for it. You’re probably still wondering what am talking about, you’re trying to settle your mind on something but it’s probably not giving a single clue on how weird these facials really are, ok without much delay though lets hit the topic. We would be talking on 6 WEIRD FACIALS THAT ARE VERY EFFECTIVE!
THE GEISHA FACIAL
Call this freaky but I bet you the worst is yet to come. Even for the fact that this facial does have a background and history in traditional Japanese beauty; it’s also pretty darn gross. Developed by a New York facialist (yes, that’s a word), the Geisha Facial incorporates a variety of natural and traditional beauty products. These products, which are said to ‘unlock the secrets of Geisha beauty’ supposedly brighten, soften and nourish the skin. The only catch! The main ingredient used in the Geisha Facial is powdered nightingale droppings. Lol!! Let me give you a moment to re-read, digest and translate that…..
Did you just do that? Ok great. Yes, you’re absolutely right: a powdered nightingale dropping is code for bird poop. Jeez!!
Now if this has you running for the hills, hang around for just a minute. Because while rubbing bird poop on your face isn’t normally high on most people’s to-do list, (hold on, honey, I just need to catch that bird poo … with my face) it does have many reported benefits. And apparently, it’s totally sanitary.
According to the Shizuku New York Day Spa, the bird droppings used in the Geisha Facial are first exposed to ultraviolet light and then crushed into a fine powder in order to effectively sanitize them. To mask the poopy smell, rice bran is mixed in with the powder.
The result? This treatment gives a glowing and beautiful skin. Victoria Beckham is a long-time supporter of the bird poop facial and swears that it helps prevent acne. This must have you throwing up by now I guess?
Well …I suppose it depends on how badly you want radiant skin as to whether or not this treatment is worth it, because at the end of the day, ultraviolet sanitization or not, it’s still bird poop on your face. Lol!!!!


THE ANTI-AGING SNAIL MASQUE
Let’s explore this second option which to me doesn’t seem too bad as the previous one, well that’s just me. If you’ve managed to get your mind off the first one then let’s shoot for this one and see some facts in it. The Anti-Aging Snail Masque that was unintentionally discovered by a group of Chilean farmers; works under the premise that by adding snail slime (also known as ‘mucin’) to creams and lotions you are able to boost skin health and promote rapid healing.
This slime is said to prevent and treat acne, aid in the reduction of wrinkles, decrease inflammation, protect against any infections and boost cell growth. Pretty massive claims for a dab of snail slime right? Wait for more…..
According to the experts, the addition of snail mucin to beauty products actually makes sense. As part of their natural day-to-day life, snails move over the top of sharp rocks, twigs and unstable surfaces. To protect themselves, snails excrete mucin to rapidly heal their bodies from any cuts or injuries. When this substance is added to human beauty products, it is believed to offer the same benefits to humans. Now that’s totally amazing right?
And if you have an image of Chilean farmers rubbing snails on each other’s faces, this is how the discovery really happened: while harvesting snails for use as escargot, they noticed that any cuts or injuries they had were quickly healed. Their hands were also smoother and softer than ever after a snail harvesting. You can now see why I said it was unintentionally discovered, but for some reason currently unknown this was banned in Canada, but don’t get the wrong impression though because there’s no report of bad side effects.

HIRUDOTHERAPY 
This is disgusting, this dirty looking, terrifying creature also works for facials? Hell no. but it does my dear, it absolutely does. How is that possible, and how can one apply this?
Good question; the fact that this creature sucks blood is it safe to even play around with it let alone putting it on my face all the name of facial masking or treatment? Well we’d look at the reasons(s) why researchers or beauticians recommends this method for facial masking at first.
This facial treatment that was traced back to around the time of the Egyptians, over 3,500 years ago) that has recently enjoyed a comeback from our Russian friends.
The idea is simple. For beautiful, radiant skin just plop a few therapeutic leeches onto the face. Yes. Leeches. But don’t be afraid; they’re not the garden-variety leeches you’d normally find in your backyard (that’s if you have leeches in your backyard by the way). They’re trained therapeutic leeches.
Said to slow down visible signs of aging as well as promote healthy-looking skin, leech therapy was particularly favored by Japanese Geishas (yikes, I guess I’d say those women were exceptionally brave) and traditional French women.
Leech therapy is also believed to purify the blood, as well as detoxify and rejuvenate the body. According to the leech experts, leeches contain (within their salivary glands) proteins, serotonin, collagenase, hirudin and hylauronidase, all of which are common ingredients in our modern skincare products. They also have natural steroid hormones and fatty acids, which work to promote healthy skin.
I guess with those benefits, the only downside of this treatment is that you have to let leeches suck at your blood and slither all over your skin. And remember if you’re indulging in a little leech therapy, don’t forget to ask for them to be applied behind your ears. This way, your hair can hide their bite marks.

THE VAMPIRE FACIAL
The topics seem weird? Well! Wait for it, just when you thought you’ve read the worst of it all, there seem to be more that are scary. I’ll say this one is off the hook but I’m not too sure you’d agree on that because the next one is even out of this world.
Lets quickly look into how this facial actually works. This treatment which involves taking around three vials of your blood from your arm and then putting it into a machine to separate the blood into different elements. The platelet-rich component is then injected back into the skin on your face. it might interest you to know that Kim Kardashian  uses this method
Facial therapists claim that this treatment will reduce the signs of aging, as well as refresh and rejuvenate your skin’s appearance. It is supposed to last for up to 18 months.
What’s the advantages? You don’t need to get it that often, and it’s apparently a miracle worker.
Disadvantages? You could start with the fact that your blood is first taken from your arm and then painfully re-injected back into your skin. There’s a minor point that this treatment has yet to be scientifically proven. Then, you could start thinking about the fact that following the treatment the bruising on your face will make you look like you’ve stepped in front of a bus, but besides that? You can surely, have a go ahead.

SPERM FACIAL
This seem to be the second to last on this topic of weird facials but the sub-heading must have raised your eyebrows suddenly, leaving you to wonder what in the name of God is this gonna be about. Sperm facial? I’m sure you are as curious as me when I first saw this, i almost jumped into conclusion as to how the method works or the processing, but i guess i was almost wrong.
Let’s clarify a few things. Firstly, this is a legitimate spa treatment. Get what I’m saying? There is no, uh, unprofessional application of sperm. And secondly, apparently the sperm is synthesized in a lab, so you’re not actually applying some guy’s spunk to your face.
The technical term for this facial is called the ‘Spermine facial’. Which almost sounds like ‘spearmint’ but it’s definitely not spearmint. It’s spermine.
The good news is that the ‘spermine’ facial is supposed to reduce wrinkles and acne and increase the smoothness and softness of the skin.
Spermine, an ingredient found in sperm, is apparently loaded up with stacks of antioxidants. It is also meant to have more than ‘25 times the cellular protection of vitamin E’
Now, while it might sound a little weird to pay to have spermine (synthesized or otherwise) slathered onto your face, this treatment is actually pretty pricey. Expect to pay up to $250.00 which is about #50,000 a pop, going by the current exchange rate.

THE CHOCOLATE FACIAL
I wouldn’t consider this as too weird; maybe I would rather say I intentionally saved this for last to help relieve you of the so bizarre ones. Some beauty therapists claim that the chocolate facial will reduce the visible signs of aging, increase the softness and smoothness of your face and boost your mood.
While it hasn’t been entirely proven that a chocolate facial benefits the skin (whatever), it is well known that chocolate contains an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals such as iron, potassium and magnesium.

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