Women around the world do some crazy stuff in the name beauty, ranging from ridiculous to downright dangerous. This definitely falls into the latter category. There’s a beauty treatment in China called Huǒ liáo that’s meant to brighten your face… by setting it on fire. A towel is soaked in a “secret elixer” (a.k.a. lighter fluid) and then placed on the problem area. Alcohol is added as a starter fluid and then FWOOSH! Your face is on fire! After a few seconds the flame is put out. The treatment is also done on other parts of the body, presumably to relax the muscles. Because, you know, being lit on fire by a stranger sounds REALLY relaxing.
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