Outrageous beauty trends

by Sunday News Online | Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 | 987 views

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WOMEN will ALWAYS feel some type of pressure to look a certain way. When friends say you are skinny you begin to munch on anything and everything. Same goes for beauty; if being a ‘‘yellow bone’’ is trendy then skin bleaching becomes the norm.

However, there are some beauty trends which make you wonder if being beautiful really matters? From fish pedicures, dyed armpit hair, to swallowing parasitic worms for weight loss. Women just go through most, in the name of beauty trends. Here are some of the most outrageous beauty trends:

Blood facials

A “blood facial” or “vampire facial” is a cosmetic procedure during which a doctor draws a couple vials of blood from your arm, centrifuges the blood to separate out the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells, and then adds the platelet-rich plasma back into your face. For extra absorption, the doctor pokes your face all over with a bunch of micro-needles before applying the plasma. The idea behind blood facials is that they infuse the skin with platelets, which contain growth factors, which in turn are known to be helpful in wound healing.

This is craziest thing ever. There is no reason why one should even consider doing this. Wounds heal naturally, so why go through being poked on the face with needles just to have blood smeared all over your face?

Fake freckles

While we’ve heard time and time again about women trying to cover up the little brownish-red spots that characteristically define their faces, there’s no denying that freckles are having a moment in the beauty world. Fake freckles really made their mark when Kendall Jenner took to Instagram sporting what would become the “it” look. And while freckles can easily be drawn on using pencil eyeliner, there are even products now that help you get the look in minutes. (Overseas of course).

There are two types of freckles, rainbow freckles and faux freckles. Aside from the funky colours women are also having fun with the placement of their added spots. Instead of placing them in the natural area around the nose and below the eyes, they’re sometimes applying them above the eyebrows.

Granny hair

When it comes to hair, grey is the new black. Many woman of all ages are embracing stylish grey locks and weaves whether they became that way naturally or were dyed to get the look. The hair is first bleached until it’s white. Then your colourist will go back in and add tones of gray, blue or violet, depending on the look you’re hoping to create. This trend looks good on a few.

‘We’ call it outrageous because why would you want to look like a granny in your 20s.

Bird poop facials

In order for you to have silky smooth skin such as the Japanese women this treatment is for you. From Victoria Beckham to Oprah there have been there. It is a facial whereby they apply poop from the Japanese Nightingale bird on your face. There are claims the properties have multiple skin benefits. It can be used for cleansing skin pores, whitening skin pigment of dark spots and discolourations from scars and sun spots, balancing, evening out and brightening skin tone, as well as healing and revitalising skin that has been damaged by sun exposure and aging.

Charcoal teeth whitening

Dip a clean, wet toothbrush into the powdered charcoal (or dump a capsule of charcoal on the toothbrush). Lean over the container of charcoal and quickly put the charcoal covered toothbrush in the mouth (this is to protect your sink). Brush in small, gentle circles for two minutes, spit carefully and rinse really well. The activated charcoal’s pores bind with rough parts on teeth, usually surface stains and plaque, making it easier to remove the yellowing substances. Once the charcoal has been given enough time to stick to your teeth, it can be removed and when it is, the mineral takes the plaque, food particles, and surface stains with it. This is how charcoal succeeds in whitening teeth — by getting rid of surface stains in one fell swoop.

However, because it latches onto grittiness found on the teeth, activated charcoal does not change the colour of teeth that are deeply stained or naturally yellowing. (I GUESS SOME OF US ARE STICKING TO TOOTHPASTE).

Please do your research thoroughly before trying these beauty trends. (or any other strange trend).

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