New Age Beauty Therapies: Weird or Wonderful?
By James Vivian aka the Travelling Peelsman
Next time your pondering whether or not to rebook for your monthly maintenance treatment give a thought to some of the following new age treatments that are currently gaining popularity overseas. And then quickly forget about them…
Known lovers of a frothy beverage, some Eastern Europe residents have taken to submerging themselves in a warm tub of beer to help bring their skin to life. Claiming to be rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, a tub ‘o’ beer can see the skin take on improved texture and tone, contrary to a night of drinking the stuff.
Authors of Urine Therapy, Peschek-Böhmer and Gisela Schreiber, recommend the topical application of ones own urine to help heal common skin conditions such as eczema, psoriases and acne. In particular, the first excreted urine of the day will pack more punch in terms of hormones, minerals and nutrients.
Doctor (Fish) Pedicure
In parts of Asia the removal of dead skin from the soles of the feet is often outsourced to a species of fish called Doctor Fish. Possessing no teeth, these fish nosh away at the feet, leaving only healthy, viable and soft skin cells.
Nightingale Geisha Facial
Claiming to offer comparable effects to a superficial chemical peeling treatment, sans the irritation, the Nightingale Geisha Facial uses nightingale droppings topically applied to the skin to boost hydration and give the alabaster appearance that has long been a Geisha’s calling card.