What if you were promised fewer wrinkles, younger-looking skin, even slimmer thighs … if you set your body on fire?
While that sounds totally dangerous, and sort of counter-productive to us, the Huǒ liáo treatment, or “fire facial," is gaining serious traction in China, where the spa service originated.
The idea behind Huǒ liáo is to place a towel soaked in alcohol and a special "elixir" on the face, legs or other parts of the body, then light it on fire for a few seconds. This action apparently stimulates the skin and addresses dullness, sagging and wrinkles. Huh.
Check out a version of the treatment we found on YouTube:
If you think the "fire facial" treatment is weird, here's some more strange beauty treatments:
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