I don't know about anyone else, but I got to a certain age and turning back the clock became an obsession. It is possibly because when I grew up we were told to go out in the summer and get our base sunburn out of the way. We didn't have sunscreen until I was 13 years old. We used suntan lotion, baby oil, and a few people I know used vegetable oil. This is probably the place I should add that I am of Norwegian descent, which also means I am so pale in the winter I almost glow in the dark. Those 2 things mixed with being a former smoker, mean my skin has been damaged.
In my quest for things to try for Anti-Aging I have come across some interesting ideas.
- Vampire Facelift: I actually learned about this on Keeping Up with the Kardashian's, when Kim tried it.
Of course, it looked strange so I had to learn more. The Vampire Facelift is also known as platelet-rich plasma therapy. 2 teaspoons of blood are spun in a centrifuge for 10 minutes to separate the plasma from the blood. Additional fillers may be added to the plasma as well, and then it is injected into the skin to smooth wrinkles and lines. The full effect takes place after 3 months.
- Placenta Facials: There are actually placenta facials utilizing sheep placenta from New Zealand in gel form as a facial, and a human placenta facial, that uses biological protein derived from human placenta
- Bird Droppings: Once a #beauty secret used by geisha's and Kabuki performers in Japan it is now a popular treatment with a much more pleasant name of The Geisha Facial. It is a sterilized version using rice bran, natural enzymes and, of course, nightingale droppings. It is claimed to "retexturize" and heal skin.
- Leech Therapy: Known among celebrities as "leeching", is thought to be an effective #anti-aging treatment.
This treatment is not available in the US.
- Snail secretion facial: A classic Chilean facial; A snail is placed on your face, and as it crawls across your face it leaves it's secretions behind. I am pretty sure that I would not be able to sit through this facial.
Those are just a few examples, my quest continues.
I will continue to search for new ideas, often intriguing, curious, or downright nauseating. If that one wrinkle looks even a tiny bit improved then it was worth it. #weird