Imagine my surprise when last evening on Anderson Cooper 360, one of my fave journalists put the final flourishes on his show by talking about getting “punched in the face” – to look younger.
It seems this practice is
handed passed down from generation to generation, involving a bristling brisk and stupefying stimulating series of slaps on the face for the purpose of retaining a youthful countenance.
Not necessarily so. At the very least, it may be profitable!
Face slapping services start at $350 for one treatment, and for the
striking small sum of just $1,000 – you can be the startled satisfied recipient of a full set of face slapping techniques!
And to think I always considered face slapping the stuff of Cary Grant movies. Or maybe Doris Day. Very mid-century-I’m-insulted-so-I’m-slapping-you-now. Well color me red-faced in embarrassment! Might this be the alternative to Botox and other cosmetic procedures we’ve been looking for to stay ever dewy in appearance and not the ugly duckling?
Just how far would you go for youth and beauty? A little filler? A tweak? A smack in the head?
The best part of this report was Cooper’s preface as he expressed his belief that women shouldn’t have to wax, tweeze, primp and so on – as he considers the emphasis on externals excessive. (Might we sign him up to advocate for the Brave New Beauty Revolution?)
tongued-haired journalist also reflected on society’s pressure on women when it comes to “unrealistic beauty standards” which he termed “a slap in the face.”
So intriguing was this topic, I rolled up my
midlife arm-covering sleeves in preparation for a serious bout of searching online, minutes hours of inquiry, and eventually unearthing illuminating reportage. Here’s what I found on face slapping from the NY Daily News:
A Thai beauty technique known as face-slapping “helps with wrinkles, makes your face slimmer and makes your pores smaller,” according to Mawan Sombuntham, who co-owns Tata Massage in San Francisco.
He swears his wife Tata can smack any face into shape — for $350.
But let’s not stop there! In a
cheeky savvy marketing move, it seems the face isn’t the only booty body part to be covered by slapping services in the future.
Next on the hit parade?
Firming the derrière, via butt-punching.
Huh. Will they partner with Spanks while they’re at it?