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We'll admit to having tried some freaky things in our day — who could forget the curling contraption of doom or the infamous wine wipes. But, when it comes to the truly wacky beauty treatments out there, turns out we've barely even scratched the surface.
The world of at-home beauty remedies have brought us many valuable things, like the aspirin mask and the apple-cider vinegar hair rinse. But, it's also brought us some pretty cray-cray things, too. We wanted to see if these slightly more out-of-the-box beauty remedies would have the same success rate, so we decided to go guinea pig and test them out.
Five brave staffers were coerced — erm, we mean volunteered — to try out these treatments, all in the name of science. From a salt-water rinse to get rid of acne, to one of the most insane uses for dairy we've ever seen, get the scoop on the weirdest of the weird ways to get your pretty on.
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