One thing you have to grant women with having is determination and never more so than when it comes to beauty. Crazy chemical peels, cotton wool diets and the ever painful eyebrow threading are just a few examples of how far us women are willing to go to ensure we glow. However, the quest for beauty has hit a new bizarre height for me in recent weeks, with my discovery of urotherapy. For those of you who are lucky enough to not have encountered this just yet then prepare yourselves… urotherapy is the practice of applying and drinking your own urine. Yes ladies you read it right, people are now drinking their own pee under the promise it will provide them with clearer, healthier skin.
You need only to perform a Google search to find many videos, blogs and articles dedicated to this latest health fad. Tribes of girls who claim they’ve never felt better than after a luke-warm glass of their own liquid waste (though this makes me question if said girls have ever had good sex or a Pret salad). In a weird way I can’t help but admire these people and the lengths they are willing to go to achieve what they want. I mean let’s just imagine if the same determination was applied to curing world hunger or attaining world peace! Admittedly bigger goals but you get my drift.
Don’t get me wrong, I am an avid day dreamer of silky soft, illuminated skin but even I draw the line here. It is once again the belief that the secret lies in going ‘back to basics’ when it comes to our health and I can’t deny that in many cases this is true. However, there is a reason why society progressed away from the horror of drinking our own golden waterfalls and many face creams now contain synthetically created urea as a way of helping us improve our skin. While it may be synthetically created it’s probably worth giving it ago before you drown yourself in, put bluntly, your own piss.