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The Five Weirdest Anti-Aging Treatments

29th June 2013

1. Snail Power

Sounds gross, but apparently the natural secretions found in slippery snail trails have actually been used to create cosmetic products for visibly healthier and rejuvenated skin. This dates back to the Ancient Greeks, but only really became commercialised as a product in the 1980's. Scientists believe that snail serum is rich in allatonin which is an anti-ageing compound and also contains glycolic acid which removes layers of dead skin.

2. Bird Droppings

Bird dropping facials often referred to as The Geisha Facial have been particularly popular especially in New York. Celebrities like Tom Cruise have been known to try the skin treatment, which uses nightingale droppings and instructs you to massage them into your skin, giving the natural enzymes a chance to penetrate and heal your skin.

3. Sniffing Grapefruits

According to research done by the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, the smell of pink of grapefruits can change a man's perception of a woman's age. Apparently the smell of a grapefruit can reduce anxiety and therefore making people more optimistic and viewing other's in a better light. It looks like grapefruit breakfasts could be the way forward.

4. Vampire Facelift

The Vampire facelift, also known as platelet rich plasma therapy, involves taking two teaspoons of blood and injecting it back into the skin. The platelets, which help the body's clotting process and heal wounds, help to promote collagen and elastin growth. However, there is little scientific evidence to prove that this anti-aging treatment actually works.

5. Placenta Facials

Sheep placenta and human placenta facials are just two placenta facials that have been trialled and tested. The treatment uses a thick creamy FDA-approved biological protein that derives from a human placenta. This is then applied all over the face and décolletage and a mesh is then stretched to help the treatment penetrate the skin.

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