The answer to that question is, I would imagine, probably not. However, the Bird Poo Face Mask is not too far removed from doing exactly that.
It originated in Japan, when Geisha Girls found that Nightingale droppings helped keep their skin clear from blemishes and spots (although why they were putting bird poo on their faces in the first place is another question entirely!).
The treatment is apparently popular amongst the A-list, with Victoria and David Beckham having reportedly long been fans, alongside the likes of Tom Cruise.
The droppings are collected on the Japanese island of Kyushu, and dried under an UltraViolet light. It is then mixed with Rice Bran and water in the spa, before being applied to the face as a mask.
The treatment is said to leave your skin glowing and refreshed, as well as unclogging pores and smoothing fine lines. However – at a price tag of £135 per treatment – for a facial, it’s not cheap.
There are vast numbers of facial treatments and ‘miracle cures’ available for a wide variety of different skin ailments, and if you’re looking for a treatment that works, you may not know what to choose.
The best starting point is to decide what your main area of concern is. If it is just that your skin is looking a little tired and dehydrated, and in need of a bit of a ‘pick-me-up’, then the bird poo facial may just be for you. But if you’d rather not travel to London, or the £135 price tag puts you off, why not try a HydraFacial? This has all the same benefits the bird poo facial boasts, but without the guano – and at just £100 per treatment will make a considerably smaller dent in your wallet.
However, there is just no getting away from the fact that there really is only so much that a superficial facial treatment like this can really achieve. If your main area of concern is frown lines, pigmentation, thread veins or acne, then a facial alone will not be enough.
The best thing to do is book a consultation to talk about all the options, and allow us to help you make an informed decision about what is best for your skin.