Bizarre beauty treatment: Bathing in fermented sawdust
Japanese women swear by this magical beauty treatment for acne, anemia, hypertension, arthritis and even obesity.
Who knew the path to healthy skin was paved with fermented sawdust?
Women in Japan swear by this bizarre beauty ritual to roll back the clock and keep old-age disorders at bay reports Oddity Central.
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Here’s how it works: Imagine being covered in sawdust from finely ground Yoshino Cypress trees for 15 to 20 minutes. As enzymes from vegetation and fruit ferment within the sawdust, your body temperature rises to a sweaty 104 degrees. The process is said to activate your internal organs, thus optimizing metabolism, raising immunity and improving circulation says Oddity Central.More from Living: What does your lingerie say about you?
Right now, this bizarre beauty treatment is only available in Japan and costs approximately $70.
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