Fish Pedicure, Anyone?

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette | 04/07/2016 | 03:02 PM EDT

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Remove dead skin cells with the help of fish nibbling on your feet

The buzz for fish pedicures started a little while ago, but the prominence of the beauty trend started in foreign locales like Asia and Turkey.


The garra rufa fish used to execute this unique version of a pedi not only nibble your feet to get rid of dead skin cells, but have also been known to help cure psoriasis and eczema.


With about 100 fish in each pedicure bowl, the customer is treated to a slightly stinging sensation as she waits for her new, baby soft feet. But fear not, the fish have no teeth, so you don’t have to worry about getting bit. 
 

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The trend has been banned in a few cities, but the trend is still alive and booming in Asian countries. Many NYC salons have been under fire for implementing the pedicure trend, while people against it protest against hygienic issues. One of the biggest fears is that the fish transfer infections from various different cultures because they’re not capable of being cleaned. This makes sense.
 

No known cases of infections have been documented in the U.S., but we have to know if any of our Centric ladies would ever try this trend. Sound off below!
 

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