You know the motto of this site… Can you really believe this stuff? People actually think this fire facial stuff will work and are willing to try it. What is WRONG with you people?
Looking to give your dry winter skin a boost, soften a few wrinkles or say goodbye to your saddlebags? You may want to consider the latest Chinese spa treatment, Huǒ liáo or “fire treatment.” Yep, you read that correctly.
News of this bizarre beauty ritual surfaced after a photo of a woman with her face ablaze was posted to the Chinese message board tt.mop, reports The Frisky.
Even Cosmopolitan mag thinks this is bizarre but I wonder, if it really did work, if women would actually take the risk and do it. But there is no reason to think it does work. Is the risk greater than the benefit? YES!!! This is insane!!!
Allegedly, this ritual is a widely practiced form of alternative therapy. It involves soaking a towel in alcohol and a “secret elixir” and placing it on a “problem area” such as the face, legs, back and neck. Next, the esthetician sets the towel on fire for several seconds before extinguishing it with another cloth.
The doctor quoted say it may trigger a stress response but otherwise, there is no need to light it on fire. Except drama. So exactly how will stress make you look younger?
I call complete and utter BS on this one. For one, we don’t know if this actually is done to any or many people, the origins are shaky. But the exposure due to this story may cause more people to try it. Don’t EVER try this or have it done.
Tip: Symone R.