In a bizarre case, a woman has been drinking her own urine and applying it on her skin for medical and cosmetic reasons for over a decade.
According to the Dailymail, 30-year-old Ruby Karyo from Glen burnie, Maryland, has been observing a traditional practice called ‘urine therapy’ since she was 19-years-old for medical purposes.
Speaking to the publication, Ruby claimed that she was initiated into the practice by her father who told her that the practice would make a beauty queen.
The controversial practice has made Ruby the source of much derision, but she is determined to spread the word.
‘My dad told me about urine therapy when I was 19-years-old.
‘He said, “If you want to be a beauty queen use it on your face and your body.
‘When I wake up I rub my morning pee onto my face and use it like a moisturizer. You can leave it on for a couple of hours, or leave it on all day.
‘For the first few days your face might look a bit raw because all the impurities will come out, but then it will become clear.
‘I pee into a travel spray bottle and then spray it into my hands and then rub it onto my face.
‘It can lower blood sugar and cholesterol and help diabetes.
‘My skin glows when I use it, I took a break from it a while back and my skin began to look dull.
‘I feel younger and I look younger when I use it.
‘People don’t want to talk about it, they think it’s disgusting, but then they go and eat things like hot dogs, and they have no idea what is in hot dogs.
‘We know what urine contains and everything that is in urine is essential for the body,’ said Ruby, a mother-of-one.