The facial is a skin treatment done to achieve healthy and glowing skin. It requires exfoliating, moisturizing and cleansing the skin deep. While we are still stuck up with the usual spa and packaged facials, the following are ten weird and icky but luxurious facial treatments that are carried out in different parts of the world.
Most of the following facials help stimulate collagen and elastin. Collagen strengthens the body tissue and elastin helps the skin to remain plump and taut.
10 Weird Luxurious Facial Treatments
1. The Sheep Placenta Facial
The sheep’s afterbirth placenta serum is smeared all over your face for the much-desired glow. This placenta serum is believed to have anti-aging properties as it encourages collagen production. It helps the skin to be wrinkle-free and glowing.
Furthermore, the sheep placenta is also considered skin hydration, lifter, and helps treat acne-prone skin. The treatment, however, is available only in a few special salons in the US and the UK.
2. The Nightingale Droppings’ Facial
The nightingale’s droppings facial treatment was used by the Japanese Geishas for makeup removal and also to restore lustre to the cheeks. The droppings are first treated with UV rays to remove all the dirt and germs and dehydrate them. Finally, the poop is then mixed with another element mostly rice bran and smeared on your face with all the love.
3. Flame Facial/ Fire Facial
In China, in order to live their dreams of having perfect skin, they place an alcohol-soaked cloth on their face and light it with fire. It is believed to give the skin a glowing and smooth texture.
Huǒ Liáo is said to fight wrinkles, dullness, and sagging of the skin. This type of facial shouldn’t be tried at home. Moreover, would you really want to aflame your skin for the claimed youthful and glowing one?
4. The Slimy Snails Facial
In this facial, the snails are left to walk through your skin. Their slimy secretions are believed to have glycoprotein enzymes, hyaluronic acid and proteoglycans. These nutrients are known for their healing and rebuilding properties. The snails are stimulated to be able to secrete the required mucus however they aren’t harmed in any way during this process.
5. The Kitty Litter Facial
The kitty litter without any additives is said to work exactly the same as bentonite clay which is the main ingredient of almost all expensive facials. This facial is said to be suitable for people with oily skin as it clears and smoothens the skin. It also acts as a deep pore cleanser.
6. Gua Sha Facial
The Gua Sha facial is a facial treatment wherein the skin is scraped in order to stimulate the various layers of skin. The face and back are the main areas where the scraping is done.
This practice comes from a Traditional Chinese Medicine. The scraping stimulates the blood circulation in the tissues and reduces puffiness. It is also known as the ‘Eastern Face Lift’ or the ‘Eastern Botox’. It tightens, cleans, rejuvenates and plumps the skin.
7. Caviar Facial
Caviar is salty eggs that are removed from various fishes, for example, salmon and it is one of the most expensive foods items. This delicacy contains omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory properties.
This facial helps to lift the skin and eliminate fine lines and give a smooth skin. It acts as a skin moisturizer and brightener.
8. The 24-Carat Gold Facial
A 24-carat gold sheet is placed on your skin as a facial mask. It rejuvenates the skin by stimulating the blood lymph and the metabolism of the skin cells. It helps dry skin and removes dullness.
9. Bee Venom Facial
This face mask started becoming famous after the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton used it during her wedding preps. The bee venom stimulates the production of collagen as well as elastin. This gives a perfect skin tone and also removes fine lines and wrinkles.
10. The Vampire Facial/ Face Lift
This facial technique got famous when it was done by Kim Kardashian. Furthermore, she had also posted pictures of herself getting this facial done.
This technique involves needles and syringes which pull out the blood, the platelets are extracted and again injected back into the skin.
This micro-needling technique helps in stimulating cell turnover and also helps the skin to look youthful, removes fine lines and smoothens the skin. It also improves skin tone.