When it comes to extreme skincare treatments the vampire facial has got to be up there as one of the maddest. Like many of these ridiculous beauty trends, it all started with Kim Kardashian.
Keeping Up With Kardashians fans are likely to remember the 2013 episode when Kim went for her vampire facial and the subsequent selfie or her blood covered face that followed. Her endorsement of the treatment - which involves injecting the patient’s own blood into their face as a means of rejuvenation - sparked a flurry of interest in the procedure.
Five years later, Kim has revealed in a blog post that she regrets having the treatment. As she was pregnant with North when she had the facial, it was much more painful than it should have been.
‘Before I got the procedure, I just found out that I was pregnant, so I couldn’t use numbing cream or a painkiller and both are suggested. It was really rough and painful for me,’ she shared.
‘My show was also filming the treatment, so I felt I couldn’t chicken out. It was honestly the most painful thing ever!’
Kim then elaborated that it was even more difficult for her as it was so early in the pregnancy she couldn’t tell anyone, except her friend Jonathan who accompanied her on the day.
‘I couldn’t tell anyone about the pregnancy either, but I pulled Jonathan aside and told him,’ Kim explained.
While Kim wouldn’t personally have the treatment again, she made it clear that others might benefit from it.
‘Even though it wasn’t for me, I know it has so many benefits for your skin. Kourtney is a huge fan and I know a lot of other people that love it, too,’ she concluded.
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