3 Horrifyingly Odd Skincare Trends
Raise your hand if you remember what my very first lovelierie article was! Okay, I don’t really expect you all to have been here since the beginning; though if you have, know that I love and appreciate you very, very much. But for those of you who don’t know, it basically talked about three beauty trends that I just couldn’t believe were a thing.
Today, we’re going to be doing something along the same lines, but this time we’ll be taking the skincare route.
If you’ve ever come across a strange skincare tip or trend and started questioning everything you ever knew, then this one will be right up your alley. Time to get crazy!
1. Pee Facials
We sure are off to a great start. Long story short, people have been storing their urine in order to then dab it on their face with a cotton pad like some sort of toner…Yeah.
Apparently, it’s great for clearing up acne and tightening pores? But, if you do your research, you’ll know that actual skincare products (you know, the ones made to actually go on your face) contain way better ingredients that will benefit your skin even more.
Listen, I know skincare can be costly sometimes, but the only time you’ll ever find me doing something with my pee other than flushing it down a toilet is if I’m lost in the desert and my only way of surviving is to drink it. Honestly, "urinesane" if you try this.
2. Foreskin Skincare
Right, so here’s the thing. Apparently, Oprah was widely criticized a few years back for endorsing a company that uses “foreskin fibroblast” in their beauty and skincare products.
Now, you might’ve heard about this back when it happened, but I’ll admit I’m just finding out about it being a thing. And even though this stuff uses only baby foreskin resulting from circumcision and the actual products look more like regular creams, serums, etc., rather than… you know, I can’t help but be thrown off by this whole concept anyway.
I also don’t think I’ve ever typed the word “foreskin” as many times in such a short amount of time in my 21 years on this earth.
3. Vampire Facials
We’ve talked pee, foreskin and now we’re finishing this one off with blood. You heard it!
Okay, so the actual process consists on separating the plasma from one’s own blood and then injecting it back into the face. My grandma actually had this done and I’ll admit the whole thing does make sense. It rejuvenates the skin by stimulating elastin and collagen. But then I take a look at images of it being done (re: Kim K) and all I can think of is a horror movie. I mean, if it works, it works. But that doesn’t make it any less unnerving.