Monday, March 11, 2013

The Fire Facial - A Hot New Trend?

Beauty therapists in China are using open flames during a fire facial, or flame facial, to stimulate cell regeneration in the war against wrinkles and sagging skin.  During the treatment, a trained therapist places a towel soaked in alcohol, along with a secret ingredient, and lights it on fire. Obviously, the intent is not to burn the skin, but instead target a specific region (in this case the eyes) with a blast of heat used to activate the properties of the elixir and give the entire process a real boost. In our strong opinion, the treatment (called Huo Liao) is far too dangerous to even be considered seriously. Hopefully this treatment will not be coming anywhere near North America anytime soon.