Women (and some men of course) will go to extreme lengths in the name of beauty – there is no doubt about it. But where do we draw the line?
Would you blot urine on your face in the name of health and beauty?
This bizarre beauty trend may make you grit your teeth and let out a bit ‘euuwww’ but you can rest assured that people do in fact do this and they might not be so crazy after all.
‘Pee facials’ or urotherapy are more popular than you think. In a bid to look and feel beautiful there are a number of peculiar and somewhat gross treatments circling the globe; from snail slime facials to the vampire facial as made famous by Kim Kardashian, the list goes on. Applying your own urine to your face however, might just be pushing it. If you can get past the smell and the ‘ew’ factor maybe, just maybe, the benefits outweigh the cons.
What are the benefits?
Applying urine to the skin with a damp cloth can apparently help clear up eczema, acne, psoriasis and even help to combat wrinkles. Urotherapy is actually an ancient practice originating in Indian culture. It even made its way across to the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. The urea and uric acid are claimed to exfoliate the skin along with the left-over nutrients that are lost through the body.
Before you jump on the bandwagon consider that not all dermatologists are convinced the magical properties of our pee and that there are many alternatives that may be even better and don’t smell quite so rough.
Dermatologist Dr Neal Schultz explains there are other products such as apple-cider vinegar, tea and tea-tree oil that does the same job. If you’re looking to take it one step further you could look into using a home microdermabrasion device such as the Glo-Me. The Glo-Me home microdermabrasion device gently abrades the skin to remove the upper (dead) layer of skin cells exposing the new and radiant skin beneath. The treatment rids the skin of impurities leaving it extra smooth and clean. Will you be trying urotherapy?
It’s your call…