I admit that I have reached that age in life where I am now looking in the mirror and wondering...what the heck happened??? Where did the pretty skin go?
So basically I now get the move towards pampering and facials and taking care of myself. And I do enjoy some of it too...its fun.
I have seen some ideas that have NOT appealed to me...like the ones where you put your feet into tubs of fish and they were suppose to eat off the dead skin...eeuuwww. And even the more tamer massages where they put the hot pot things on your back and it actually leaves round marks on your back? No thanks.
And then THIS caught my eye this morning. Another No Thanks to add to the list : putting your back on fire.
I have always been taught that fire and skin don't mix and I can't imagine that it smells too good either. But its all the rage I guess.
Here is the full story on it!
The "Hu¨¯ liáo" treatment, known more awesomely as a "fire facial," is the newest beauty trend to hit it big in China. This procedure basically entails draping your face or other parts of your body in a towel soaked in alcohol and a "secret elixir," then lighting the towel on fire. This addresses things like "dull skin, the common cold and obesity," because ancient Chinese medicine or something. While setting something on fire is a good way of stimulating it (we suppose), this doesn't strike us as something we'll be adding to our self-pampering routine. But it's perfect for the adventurous, age-defying pyromaniacs out there. [Source]