12/28/2012 08:41 am ET Updated Dec 28, 2012

Unhealthy Beauty Trends: A Few To Avoid In 2013

So many beautifying techniques sound like a really great idea -- who wouldn't want to restore moisture and elasticity to their skin, deep condition and soften their hair, or get a pretty glow? But in our ever-enduring efforts to look our best, we can sometimes fall prey to unhealthy and even dangerous treatments.

Healthy Living sifted through the research to let you know the five beauty trends we saw this year that are just plain bad for you: