10 Outrageous Japanese Beauty Trends You Won’t Believe Are Real
Compared to other cultures, Japan has always had a rough time fitting in. With crazy, weird and downright shocking trends Japanese people actually get into, it’s easy to see why almost everyone considers Japan to be the oddball of countries. And while most of the things Japanese are into are completely harmless, including dumb reality shows and town mascots, their beauty and fashion trends are quite shocking by most standards. Whether or not you’d want to believe it, the following 10 outrageous Japanese beauty trends are completely real and most of them were a huge hit in the Asian country!
Snail Slime Facials
Want a relaxing day at the spa? Why not try one of the most famous skin care techniques Japan has to offer – Snail Slime facials. As straightforward as it is, this service is offered by almost every spa center in Japan, just because of how popular putting snails on your face for beauty has become in the Asian country.
Hello Kitty Contact Lenses
Having abnormal eyes via the use of contact lenses is not something new. However, you might be surprised to learn that while in the west just a small number of people have taken it upon themselves to change the look of their eyes, in Japan it was a huge trend to wear contact lenses with Hello Kitty on them. The downside is that the use of these lenses without a prescription could lead to severe eye infection and permanent eye damage.
Kogao! Face Belt For Tthe Perfect Smile
Obsessed by having a perfect wide smile, Japanese use a number of techniques to achieve it. One of the most popular ways is via the use of the ridiculously looking Koago! Smile Lines Face Belt, which is said to tighten the skin around the cheeks and jawline without the need of surgical procedures.
Bird Dropping Facials
We’ve already mentioned that Japanese like to have their faces taken care of, but you’d be surprised to learn that there is a huge variety in the weird ways they do so. Earlier in 2015 it became extremely popular for women to have Bird Dropping facials with salons offering this treatments for upwards of $250 just to put bird poop on people’s faces.
Fullips Lip Enhancer
Remember the ridiculous Kylie Jenner lip challenge? While for the west this was just something to try out to get you out of boredom, for Japanese this was not something new, as there is a crazy trend of using the so-called Fullips Lip Enhancer in order to achieve the effect of plumper lips without the need of surgical treatments.
Hana Tsun Nose Straightener
Another crazy invention that is a huge Japanese beauty trend is the extremely painful to wear Hana Tsun Nose straightener, which has the goal of pushing up the bones and contours of the nose in order to people to achieve a perfectly sharp and straight nose.
Beauty Voice Trainer
Did we mention that there is something with Japanese people and crazy beauty-related inventions? Voice trainers are a huge trend in the Asian country and people use them in order to achieve the perfect high-pitched voice. This invention also claims to help with breathing and is said to open up the voice passages for you to achieve a much stronger sound and high octaves with no struggle at all.
Plastic Surgery For Eye Widening
Plastic surgery is famous in other parts of the world as well, but in Japan people tend to use it for the craziest of reasons. One of the most popular beauty trends that caught on is the so-called eye widening surgery so Japanese could achieve the eye-stretch of Chinese and Koreans.
Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears
Wearing cat ears may look cute and all, but there is a crazy Japanse beauty trend of wearing the Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears, which move and respond according to your brainwave functions expressing three emotions – bored, happy and interested. By using them people will be able to know just how you feel without you even having to say a word.
Big Breasts Foods
Another popular Japanese beauty trend is for women to go on a special diet in order to achieve better sized breasts. One of the most popular foods that was marketed to help you do so is the so-called ‘F-Cup’ cookie, which contains the chemical Miroestrol, which is quite similar to the hormone estrogen. However, there is no scientific evidence of its effect.