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20 Crazy Things People Do for Beauty Around the World

People all over the world have wanted a youthful appearance and glowing skin for centuries. Naturally, the way people attain this beauty standard varies from country to country, with some folks taking more drastic measures or strict routines to be happy with a glance in the mirror.

From China to Peru, spa treatments utilize some out-of-this-world tactics to groom and help them achieve a level of personal beauty not possible without. These 20 beauty routines from around the world might seem crazy — but beauty, as you know, has no limits…

1. Goat Yoga (United States): Originating in Oregon, this yoga class is taught with baby goats. The small animals are free to walk around, or on, everything in the class. They are essentially stress relieving therapy animals that accompany your workout.

2. Cured meat therapy (Italy): The Salumoterapia Salon at Hosteria de Ivan will cover your head with a cloth napkin while your face hovers over a plate of various cured meats. They also offer prosciutto wraps, great for elbow or knee problems, and mortadella masks, to soften the face.

3. Volcanic sand bath (Japan): Yamakawa Sand Baths utilize volcanic sand that’s geothermally heated from nearby volcanoes that you can bury yourself in. Volcanic sand boosts your immune system, improves blood circulation, and fights signs of aging.

4. Hay treatments (Northern Italy): Hotel Heubad will cover you in wet fermented hay. The practice started centuries ago when energetic farmers, who labored for most of the day, fell asleep on hay. The treatment’s believed to provide energy, treat muscle cramps, stiff joints, and possibly obesity.

5. Himalayan salt room spas (Greece): The negatively charged ions in the dry salt air have great health benefits. The dry, salt air reduces inflammation in the lungs, improves respiratory conditions related to asthma, allergies, bronchitis, and sinus congestion.

6. Huô liáo (China): Nothing says relaxing by literally being lit on fire! This popular treatment helps reduce wrinkles and tones body parts by setting fire to them.  The treatment works by placing a cloth soaked with elixir on your face or problem area. Alcohol is then added, and the cloth is lit on fire.

15. Mud baths (United States): Popular in the Calistoga region in Northern California, mud baths have been used for over 8,000 years. The mud is created by mixing local (volcanic) ashy soil with warm spring water. It’s said these baths relieve back pain and muscular pain.

16. Beer spas (Czech Republic): This unconventional bath helps treat skin issues and stress, and can surprisingly increase cardio activity. Popular in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria, many hotels and spas offer this type of special. You can even enjoy a pint while you destress.

17. Turmeric masks (India): This practice goes back thousands of years when brides would make face masks out of turmeric on their wedding day. The orange clay-like mask purifies the skin making it soft and radiant and also fights off acne.

18. Thanaka Powder Sunscreen (Myanmar (Burma): For more than 2,000 years Burmese women have been using Thanaka powder, made from wood and bark of the thanaka tree, as protection from the sun. It brightens and shields skin from polluted air.

19. Snake farm (Israel): There is a place called Ada Barak’s Carnivorous Plant Farm and Spa that offers massages — but not from a masseuse. Snakes. perform full body massages, and clients claim to gain relief from migraines and sore muscles.

20. Snail facials (Thailand): Dating back to ancient Greece, slime from live snails has been used in the beauty world. Snails will spread their mucus on the face — which helps moisturize, hydrate, and nourish the skin — by simply moving around as they please. This is a widely popular beauty special in Thailand.