In the pursuit of beauty, some people go to extreme measures and lengths to find the perfect treatment. Whether they want glowing skin, plump lips, or the ultimate spa experience; you’d be surprised at the things people are willing to try.
Here is a look at some of the wildest (and downright frightening) things people have done in the name of beauty this year.
Mexican Scorpion Manicures
A photo posted by Microblading by Sibille Juen (@microblading_by_sibille) on Apr 14, 2016 at 9:13pm PDT
This wild trend that took off in Mexico placed real (but dead) Scorpions on the nail, then used acrylic to paint over them, and dried them with UV lights.
A photo posted by MAC PRO STE CATHERINE (@macprostecatherine) on Dec 12, 2016 at 12:01pm PST
Going a step beyond eclectic, this was a trend on the runway, as many designers used metallic textures and bold colors on the ears of the models, often accentuating the makeup with large earrings.
The Vampire Facial
A photo posted by Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery® (@ederrabella) on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:14am PST
This beauty trend, also known as microneedling, uses needles full of the patient's own blood. Meant to stimulate collagen and elastin fibers in the face, its major benefit is leaving you with smooth, firm skin.
Using Nipple Cream on Your Lips
In the quest for plump and moisturized lips, some people have resorted to using nipple cream. A favorite among breastfeeding mothers, some have began to use Lansinoh (above) to hydrate and perk up their lips.
Bee Sting Facials
This treatment actually allows bees to sting our face, with the thought that the bee venom reduces inflammation and skin scarring. We’ll stick to our honey masks...thank you.
Face Massage With Cow Urine
A photo posted by Tim Yare (@timyare16) on Mar 28, 2016 at 2:33am PDT
Another trend using animal excretions, this beauty trend swears that the cow urine will give your face a glow unachievable by any other method.
Bull Semen for Hair Growth
Said to strengthen the hair shaft and to give mage protein boosts to deprived hair, some stylists are offering these to customers instead of keratin treatments.
A photo posted by Keshini Misha (@sheenbeen) on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:28am PDT
Using snakes that weigh hundreds of pounds, this technique is taking over the spa world. Said to ease muscles and knots in a way that no human hand could, they tape the snakes mouths shut and let them slither all around your body, with their movements massaging out the kinks.
Carbon Dioxide Injections
Injected under the eye to banish dark circles, this treatment swears not to be a secret ploy to kill you by only using small, medical grade doses of the otherwise highly toxic gas.