5 Bizarre Facial Trends, Ranked by Insanity

Kim Kardashian blood facial

There is nothing like a nice facial treatment or face mask to help you relax and rejuvenate, but long gone are the days of a simple mud mask. Thanks to Instagram, people are smearing all kinds of crazy stuff on their skin, and here are some of the weirdest going around now. 

  • 5. The Bubble Mask

    This mask may not be that extreme, but it's definitely funny to look at. The latest beauty trend has had Instagram users trying it out and posting photos frequently. You may look like a giant marshmallow for a little while, but the carbonated bubble clay masks supposedly do a pretty good job of cleaning out your pores. 

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  • 4. A Face of Gold

    Nothing like a face covered in gold to make you feel luxurious. This facial entails getting sheets of 24-karat gold leaf massaged into the skin. There are also whipped formulas that are more of a liquid consistency and can cost thousands of dollars. That's probably why they're more a trend for the rich and famous ... must be nice. 

  • 3. Snail Facial

    In France it may be common to eat snails, but in Southeast Asia people are putting them on their faces. Evidently the snail's mucus promises to reduce inflammation and smooth out wrinkles.

    Pass. Hard pass.

  • 2. Flaming Hot Facials ... Literally

    Fire facials are aparently a thing. According to Daily Mail, this wild technique is used in China and it's suppose to make people look younger by stimulating the skin to reduces "dullness," sagging, and wrinkles. 

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  • 1. Vampire Facial Treatment

    Out of all the crazy facial treatments, using real blood has got to be the most bizarre. Kim Kardashian posted about her "vampire facial," and her sister Kourtney Kardashian got one soon after. It's claimed to stimulate collagen and elastin fibers to make skin smoother and clearer. The blood used comes from the person's own arm, but it hasn't yet been proven to actually help in any significant way.