Weird Skincare Tips

Weird Skincare Tips

Recently we ran a poll on our Instagram Stories asking the question, “what is the weirdest skincare tip you’ve heard?” Let’s just say the responses were interesting, to say the least. Here are the top 2 that had us clutching our proverbial pearls. Drum roll PLEASE!



Yep! you heard right. Matter of fact we went straight to Google to confirm this is actually a thing, and apparently, it is.

How does it work? During a vampire or blood facial, a licensed expert provider (at least we hope they are) places a bit of your blood (we really hope it’s yours) into a centrifuge. The centrifuge will separate the Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your red and white blood cells. The expert provider will then spread the PRP over your face. 

Benefits: It’s said to be “the fountain of youth” procedure. Touting benefits such as diminishing wrinkles, dullness, acne scars, sun damage, and a laundry list of alleged benefits. 

Cost: expect to pay anywhere between $1,100 - $4,000 per session 

What do we think: It’s a hard pass for us, but we’re not judging you if you would try it.  We did, however, create a facial mask recipe that would rival the vampire facial benefits. MINUS the health risks of course. We’re coining it “The Vegan Vampire Facial Mask.”


black woman applying red beetroot facial mask

Vegan Vampire Mask

2 tbsp of aloe vera or flaxseed gel (add more to adjust the consistency to your preference)
1 tsp beetroot powder
1/2 tsp collagen powder
1 tbsp of purifying clay ( substitute with colloidal oat powder or oat flour)
1 tbsp of sugar-free agave (substitute with honey for a non-vegan version)
1 tsp of evening primrose Oil  
*Blend until smooth.  Cleanse your face and pat dry.  Apply the mask to clean dry skin.  Leave on for 10-20 minutes then rinse.  Apply your favorite moisturizer. 

#2 - Bird Poop Facial

This one is messy (pun intended).

black woman with afro natural hairstyle covers her nose and mouth while looking shocked.

How does it work?  Basically, bird droppings in the powered form are rehydrated with a hydrosol (water-based product) and applied to the face as a mask.

Benefits: It is said to be perfect for brightening the complexion and softening the texture of the skin.

Cost: prices start at $180

What do we think? Head down to your local park, find one of those staple benches under a tree, put your headphones in, lay back, and wait.  You could go back home with a bird poop facial, and your $180 still in tow (disclaimer: this suggestion is just for humor purposes only. DO NOT ATTEMPT). Surely the birds would love to oblige you. However, the risk of bacteria is real.   Instead, we've whipped up for you a less messy and less risky substitute.


brown skinned woman with a yellow head covering smiles with yellow facial mask on her face. 

Brightening Facial Mask

2 tbsp of honey
2 tbsp of jojoba oil
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 sliced pineapple
1/2 tsp of turmeric 
2-3 drops of ginseng extract *Blend until smooth.  
Cleanse your face and pat dry.  Apply the mask on clean dry skin.  Leave on for 10-20 minutes then rinse.  Apply your favorite moisturizer.    



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