The best beauty treatments often come from the most surprising places – and apparently women around the world are down to try just about anything when it comes to the quest for eternal beauty. From the intriguing to the disgusting, here are 10 crazy beauty treatments that will supposedly give you an instant injection of hotness!
1. Milk Really Does Do a Body Good!
Bathing in milk is a timeless beauty ritual. In fact, Cleopatra was said to have an exhaustive beauty regimen that included bathing in donkey’s milk infused with rose petals and honey (we’ll take the rose petals and skip the honey – too sticky!).
Experts say the natural lactic acid found in milk is a form of alpha hydroxyl acid, which is often found in high-end exfoliating products. Looking for younger, fresher skin? Try bathing in dry powdered milk and hot water!
2. A Brush with Beauty
Speaking of exfoliation, many spas are now offering an exfoliation treatment that involves having your entire body brushed with big, scratchy brushes that look like horse grooming instruments!
Daisy White, an author in London, just had the treatment done recently and says it helped her brush up on her beauty regime! “I was really worried about the brushing on my sensitive face, but it was total bliss,” White said. “Even my lips got ‘brushed’! The whole thing lasted about an hour, and I fell asleep, which I never do during treatments. My face felt softer, and my whole complexion glowed.”
3. Olive Oil: Liquid Gold for Your Skin
The ancient Greeks may have been known for their famous philosophers, like Plato and Socrates, but we should also be looking to them for their beauty regime! The Greeks were said to use extra virgin olive oil as a natural, hypoallergenic way to moisturize skin. And since olive oil contains vitamins A and E, this tasty condiment can work wonders for your skin, but also your hair and nails.
Stay just a little damp after you get out of the shower and then rub a small amount of olive oil into your skin. You’ll supposedly be left with well-moisturized skin that gives off a gorgeous shimmer.
4. A Good Egg… for Your Hair
Which came first, the great hair or the egg? Apparently, it was the egg! Beauty experts say putting raw egg on your hair is an excellent way to condition your locks, or even add body and volume. Although, it may not be the classiest of beauty treatments.
5. Sting Like a Bee, Look as Beautiful as a Butterfly?
Bee venom facials were originally brought into the spotlight by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. This treatment, typically applied as a mask, is said to tighten your mug for a beautiful result!
“This treatment is touted as the natural alternative to Botox,” says makeup artist Margina Dennis. “Bee venom has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. The mask firms, tightens and lifts the skin, reducing wrinkles.” We’re just happy we don’t have to let actual bees near our face!