Woman Loses Her Toenails After One of Those Trendy “Fish Pedicures”

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Personal question: are you the type of person to take beauty risks?

For instance, do you embrace unconventional trends like purple lipstick, mile-long fingernails, and daring hairstyles that would make your grandmother blush? Or are you the type of person that likes to stick with the simple, “au natural” look?

Of course, it’s wonderful to be in either camp, if it makes you feel confident, but the particularly daring few from the first one should be aware that there are dangers that come with taking beauty risks.

In fact, in the past, we’ve given you the scoop on how one woman almost lost her life by using a beauty product in a precarious way – spoiler alert: don’t apply makeup to broken skin EVER! – and today we’re going to tell you how these beauty hazards can even be found in unconventional pedicures.

According to a report published by Gizmodo, one woman has lost her toenails after receiving a popular fish pedicure treatment. That’s right— we said “fish pedicure”.

In case you’re not hip to the latest and strangest beauty trends, fish pedicures are nail treatments in which the client soaks their feet in a tub filled with tiny fish called Garra rufa, otherwise known as “doctor fish.” The tiny swimmers got their nickname eons back when medical professionals, mainly in the Far East, would use them to treat stubborn skin conditions, like psoriasis.

Somewhere along the way, though, the beauty industry picked up on the trend and nails salons the world over began offering special treatments in which the client could dip their toesies in fish-filled water so that the hungry little buggers could nibble away at the dead skin.

Hope you’re not eating your breakfast!

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