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10 WTF beauty rituals women claim are worth the 'ick' factor

Sonja Holbrook is a regular columnist on who enjoys writing about topics like men and dating.

Bizarre beauty treatments that people actually swear by

For centuries, women have been committing acts of medieval torture on themselves just to look, seem, smell or even just feel more beautiful. Here are the 10 biggest OMG WTF beauty rituals you might not know about... (and if you have tried one of them, tell us all about it because we haven't found anyone brave enough to try them yet!)

10. Skin pokers


Yeah, I looked at this picture and envisioned a big, burly executioner in a torture chamber, somewhere around the 15th century.

But no, this is an actual breakthrough (pun completely intended) in skin rejuvenation. The concept is simple — the pin-pricks puncture the skin just enough to break it and reveal the new skin underneath.

In comparison to chemical peels and dermabrasion, this spiky roller can actually break down and diminish scars and skin blemishes. The idea behind this is that you penetrate the skin just enough so that the natural healing process begins.

The MTS Roller is unique because it produces maximum results without expensive equipment and without removing too many skin layers. Treatments are comparatively inexpensive and pose minimal risks.

The starter kit is $180, but you can contact your local spa center to find out if they practice this method – of course, they'll have their own costs.

Tell us: How far would you go for beauty? Have you tried one of these beauty treatments? Or have you done something even more wacky in the name of beauty? Share with us in the comments section below!

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