Aluminum: The Hot New Beauty Treatment?

2017-01-26T23:37:31+00:00July 28th, 2012|

Aluminum has a softer side, and we’re not just talking about soda cans. Yes, we’ve talked a bit about buildings and cars recently, but how about something a little more feminine? Women (and men!) spend a LOT of money trying to maintain their youth – so much so that studies show that during a recession, even more money is spent on beauty products than usual.

Now that just might involve a bit of the aluminum industry. Straight out of Japan, you now have the aluminum mask that rejuvenates for your facial skin. Well, supposedly, anyway. From Gizmodo:

“To use it all you need to do is strap it to your face for a given length of time, and then sweat the wrinkles and blemishes away. Since aluminum doesn’t breathe, the mask basically traps a layer of high humidity around your face, which apparently is a good thing.”

While the idea of wearing an aluminum mask doesn’t sound as relaxing as a spa visit, who knows? This is, after all, the land that brought you the toilet-training tiger and robot cockroach. And it’ll only take $31 to try it out – less than a visit to a spa.