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Bizarre beauty treatment: Bathing in fermented sawdust

Japanese women swear by this magical beauty treatment for acne, anemia, hypertension, arthritis and even obesity.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Mar 6, 2013 8:53PM

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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.

Would you try this beauty treatment?

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Photos: Ion House; Roomie

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14Comments
Mar 7, 2013 9:39PM
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Nothing like kitty litter to make you look younger.

Mar 7, 2013 9:26PM
Mar 7, 2013 9:25PM
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How about sawdust from pressure treated wood? It gives your skin a nice green glow!
Mar 7, 2013 9:09PM
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come on over girls I will give you a full body massage with my probing male hands for only $35 an hr  hehehehe
Mar 7, 2013 8:19PM
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This does not only exist in Japan. They have this treatment at a spa in Sonoma County called Osmosis. I have done it, and it is wonderful. Warm, and very relaxing. I'm sure it is offered at other spas in the US.
Mar 7, 2013 7:50PM
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Smarten up women! You're gonna die someday. We ALL do. Get over it and find important things to do with your time. Get some positive self esteem!
Mar 7, 2013 7:30PM
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do they cause a dust up when the they fart
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