[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] New month, new weird skin care trend. And this trend actually may even been odder than baby foreskins we heard about last year and it is not from Korea. Straight from the UK, facialist to the stars Chelsee Lewis is revealing one of her latest beauty tricks for her clients that include Stella McCartney and Gwyneth Paltrow… and it is sperm. Lewis tells the DailyMail semen is full of the compound spermine, an antioxidant which she claims helps reduce wrinkles, smooths skin and treats blemishes. This is not the first time we have heard that sperm is good for the skin. The show Nip/Tuck talked about the wrinkle reducing, skin tightening benefits years ago and Tracy Kiss shows her semen facial routine to millions of viewers in her YouTube video. It is an interesting video, and while there may be some validity to the smoothing effects Tracy claims she gets from semen (because of the protein in semen), that is where the logic ends. From a health perspective, semen is not the best idea. “Being exposed to other people’s body fluids could have potential health risks because of the possibility of transmitting STI’s,” remarks Dr. Karen Gaskell from Camas Medspa. Even though Kiss does claim she gets her semen donated from a friend who doesn’t do drugs, drink and is of “good sexual health,” and the components of semen (amino acids, enzymes, potassium, zinc) aren’t necessarily bad for you, this is definitely not a “magic pill,” for great skin. There are numerous other ways to achieve beautiful skin, none of which involves walking around the house with body fluids drying on your face. “If you are looking for items around the house for a good facial, try some eggs for tightening or a baking soda scrub,” says Dr. Gaskell “but if you are considering the “man moisturizer,” for anything other than personal reasons I wouldn’t bother.” [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]