I’m all for using whatever skincare products work best for you, but there sure are some strange things people use for skincare. If they work, I guess it doesn’t really matter, but it might be hard to reconcile yourself with using them. Even if you aren’t going to rush out and stock up on any of these wacky things, it might give you a good laugh to see what others are doing. So, without further ado, here are some super weird things people use for skincare. Do with it what you will.
The word itself is gross enough, but wait until you hear how it works. This is by far one of the strangest things people use for skincare. Sebum is basically the oils that your skin produces and can make you look shiny if you don’t wash often enough. Some skincare experts recommend swiping that sebum from your body and transferring it to other portions of your body because it creates a layer that holds in moisture.
2. Bird Poop
Yes, you read that right. Apparently bird poop facials are the thing in some parts of the world. And not just any poop either. You need to use the poop of nightingales, which are said to lighten the skin and preserve the porcelain quality that so many cultures prize in women. At least it doesn’t smell as bad as dog poop!
3. Sour Milk
You’ve probably heard that milk is good for your skin, but in days of old, people used sour milk mixed with honey. According to lore, Cleopatra used to emerge herself completely in this mixture. That’s quite a bit of milk and honey, so I’m not sure how feasible this method is. Plus, it might not smell all that great.
Who wants to waste beer on their skin? I say drink one, then use another to treat your skin. Hey, it’s not as wacky as some of the other items on the list. It’s said that beer can strip off residue buildup, leaving you looking radiant. Don’t forget to moisturize once you’ve rinsed the beer off to enhance the benefits.
5. Sour Cream
I’ve heard of using yogurt on your skin, but sour cream was new to me. Apparently, it has some exfoliation powers as well as containing lactic acid to brighten your skin tone and get rid of dead skin cells. Sour cream is cheap, so I guess that makes this a totally viable method of skincare for just about anyone. Simply slather it on, let it soak in and then rinse it off.
6. Sheep’s Wool Oil
Otherwise known as lanolin. For a good portion of my life, I’ve used lanolin and never knew just how gross it really was. The oil garnered from sheep’s wool is a great skin softener and can heal cracked, dry skin very quickly. Many breastfeeding moms use it on their nipples to keep them from getting torn up while nursing. It sounds gross, but this is actually a pretty effective skincare product.
Poop is pretty bad, but I definitely wouldn’t want to put pee on my skin either. However, there are certain properties of urine that are supposed to moisturize your skin and make it feel soft and smooth. In fact, some skin products are reported to contain urea so I guess all the hype might be right. I’m still not sure I’d use it, but to each her own.
What do you use on your skin? I’m the kind of girl that sticks to the tried and true, but if I ever had a skin issue, I’d be willing to try something wacky if needed. Will you try any of these?