You can’t deny that we live in a crazy world and with so many beauty treatments and products on the market there is bound to be some that are just downright weird. From beauty for your vagina to using tiny animals to suck your blood or having bees intentionally sting you – how far are you willing to go in the name of beauty?
Vagina sheet mask
This product is pretty self-explanatory – it is literally a sheet mask for your vagina. Well, it’s actually for your vulva, as it sits on the outside layers of skin. Although the novelty of these vagina face masks are funny and intriguing, they can in fact be not be so great for your lady friend. The skin on your vulva is much thinner and more sensitive than the rest of the skin on your body, so any kind of chemical or perfume could cause irritation. However, if you must try one of these sheets masks out just make sure you do a test patch first and rinse the area thoroughly afterwards to remove any leftover product.
This mask is said to hydrate and tone the butt area, while promising to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Another novelty mask for sure, But does it really work? Celebrities like Madonna think so. There are also butt masks that are said to restore the collagen in your butt making it look plumper and in fact, #bootybeauty is currently trending, with products such as sprays and scrubs joining this butt craze.
Vagina + facial = Vagacial. Yup – a facial for your vagina, but how the heck does it work? Essentially, it is similar to a facial, in that it consists of cleansing, exfoliating and smoothing, with a variety of masks and serums – but on your vulva.
Gweneth Paltrow swears by Apitherapy or more commonly known as “bee sting treatments.” Yes, you heard that correctly. This painful but ancient technique is said to reduce inflammation and swelling and has been used for centuries by homoeopaths that use live bees to place on tender areas of the body or acupuncture points to treat skin related problems, with the bee’s venom said to contain healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Well, praise “bee.”
This weird treatment originated from ancient Egypt and it involves places leeches onto your skin and allowing them to suck out toxins from your blood. Medicinal leeches even secrete an enzyme that acts as an anticoagulant and promotes blood flow. In theory, it sounds legitimate, though I’m just not sure how I feel about having tiny animals suck my blood?
Kim Kardashian famously got a vampire facial on television – this facial, also known as a blood facial involves drawing blood from your arm, spinning it in a machine to extract the platelet-rich plasma, then either applying it topically like a cream or injecting it back into your face. The benefits of this facial are that it simply regenerates your face by repairing damaged blood vessels and skin cells and enhancing collagen production.