The Huo Liao Procedure Involves Setting a Person's Face on Fire

By: Meghan Young - Published: Mar 9, 2013 • References: en.rocketnews24 & neatorama
The saying, 'Beauty is pain,' has never rang so true as it does with the radical Huo Liao beauty treatment. On a very basic level, it involves setting the client's face on fire. Literally. Of course, Huo Liao (which means 'fire treatment' in Chinese) is a careful procedure that doesn't burn the skin, or else that would defeat the purpose entirely. Instead, the fire activates the properties in a specially prepared secret elixer that is soaked into a towel and placed on a problem area.

As shocking as Huo Liao may seem, it is a widely practiced form of alternative therapy, particularly in China from which it originates. To get the fire started, alcohol is added as a starter fluid and then lit. Stats for Burning Beauty Treatments Trending: Older & Average
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