Beauty tips from Hannibal Lecter

August 25, 2008

Readers come to this blog for the very latest in diet and beauty news, and it’s time again for Diet and Beauty Fair 2008, in Tokyo.

diet-and-beauty-blue-220.jpgThis year, the trend is very much to treat humans like food. For instance, there is this blue room, the “Salt Studio,” which uses salt tiles, high temperatures and humidity.

Yes, that does indeed sound pretty much like the process for curing country hams and slab bacon. For smooth skin that resembles a big old pork chop, you can’t beat it.

Then there is this white capsule gizmo which supposedly offers LED light, aroma, vibrating mattress, high density oxygen and healing music. Fair enough, but if you look closely it resembles a human panini grill. I believe your main decision every day is what kind of cheese you want melted into your flesh.

More new Diet and Beauty Fair stuff tomorrow, including the George Foreman Human Tenderizer and the Gourmet Griddle O’ Death.

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diet-and-beauty-panini-260.jpgabove: A “Salt Studio,” which uses hexagon-shaped natural salt tiles, high temperatures and humidity.

below:woman reclines inside “Alpha LED light-spa” at the Diet and Beauty Fair 2008, August 25, 2008.  The spa is a relaxation capsule which provides treatments such as LED light, aroma and high density oxygen.

REUTERS photos by Yuriko Nakao

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Apparently the most important factor in any beauty treatment is the colour blue.

Who knew the Smurfs were innovative?

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

(Laughter) But it would be cool, you know, if someone developed tablets that when ingested lit up your blood like a christmas tree!

Matter of factly, if one examins the rubber-tree sappers living in southern Burma, you will discover they have the most wrinkle free hands in the world.

Posted by danny | Report as abusive

Wow. That looks interesting. But one more question is this safe?

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