We have come a long way from Victoria Beckham using bird poop in her facial. There have been a lot of bat-shit crazy trends that have come up in 2018, but this by far sounds like the craziest – almost insane. Well, bird poop sounds pretty pedestrian when you compare it with this latest beauty trend.
Fire Therapy is now a legit beauty procedure that involves soaking towels in alcohol and then setting them on fire. These towels are placed on the face or body for 30 seconds to a minute. The fire is then extinguished by placing a dry towel over it. Men and women in Vietnam are getting it done to burn away impurities and excess fat on the face.
According to local Vietnam News, National Hospital of Acupuncture in Hanoi is officially testing fire therapy.
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The people administering fire therapy claim that it prevents and cure headaches, sleeplessness and muscular pains. The hospital will also check into claims of treating obesity or digestive diseases like dyspepsia, ulcerative colitis or gastritis.
Talking about the safety of the therapy, the health department has only given licenses to trained doctors of Ho Chi Minh City Traditional Medicine Institute. The salons who are practising this are putting people’s lives at risk as there are no official medical uses of fire therapy. We suggest you do not try this at home.