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7 Types of Facials You Never Knew You Could Get

You might hesitate before putting these things on your face, but they have huge health benefits.

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Wine facial

This facial is perfect for dry or oily skin. White wine works best for dry skin because it contains hydroxyl acids and red works best for oily skin. Mirbeau Spa in Skaneateles, New York suggests that people with dry skin get a Honey and Wine Wrap (which includes their face) for the ultimate skin rejuvenation. If you don’t feel like splurging on a facial, try these 9 DIY facial treatments you can do at home.

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Oat milk facial

This facial begins with a cleanse and an exfoliating scrub paired with a steam. Next is a deep pore cleansing and massage. Then the oat milk is rubbed onto your skin and a cold mask is placed over it and left on for ten minutes. Your skin is left feeling light, clean, and moisturized. Skin Station in Yonkers, New York offers this facial treatment and many more to fit the needs of your skin. These are the best facial moisturizers for your skin type.


Algae facial

It seems a little gross to rub that green slimy stuff you often see in ponds on your face, but it actually has a lot of benefits for your skin. It contains antioxidants that can restore your skin. It can also help to repair the effects of UV rays, pollutants, and stress. These are the best face masks depending on your skin concern. If you’re looking to reduce the signs of aging, you’ll want to try an apricot face mask.


Vampire facial

If blood grosses you out you may not want to read any further. This facial involves extracting your own blood and then injecting it back into your face. Once extracted from your body the blood is separated in a centrifuge and then the platelet rich plasma is put back into your skin. Essent Spa in Pennsylvania is one of the many that offer this obscure treatment. Try out these 11 ways to improve your complexion in just one day.

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Donkey milk facial

Donkey milk serves as a great moisturizer and doesn’t have all of the allergens that cow milk has. However, it does have all of the same benefits of cow’s milk including lactose, casein, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D, and E. This facial trend is said to have come about from the legendary Cleopatra who bathed in honey and donkey’s milk. Watch out for these signs of disease that are written all over your face.


Gold facial

This one is for the wealthy beauty seekers. A gold mask is placed on your face for anti-aging purposes. It generated new cells, prevents the reduction of collagen, and firms your skin. All of this happens because the skin rejects gold. Gold Elements Spa in Los Angeles, California offers this treatment for around $4,000. Pocket change, right?

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Kale facial

Kale isn’t only a superfood for your health but it can also help your appearance. Kale is packed with vitamins and minerals that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help with the dark circles under your eyes. Make sure you also sneak some kale into your diet. These are 5 more reasons you should be eating it.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is the Assistant Digital Managing Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 with a B.A. in Journalism. When she’s not writing for or keeping the 650+ pieces of content our team produces every month organized, she likes watching HGTV, going on Target runs, and searching through Instagram to find new corgi accounts to follow.

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