If you think botox injections and liposuction are icky, spare a thought for women in ancient Rome who drank turpentine in order to make their urine smell like roses. Or the ladies of England and France in the 1700s and 1800s who used urine to give their skin a fresh glow. They also urinated in their hands to soften them or collected puppy urine for that purpose. Ladies who like lotions and creams can be glad that in the 21st century laboratories create synthetic urea (wee) for the same purpose. But if you’re after a cheap urea fix, just go for a swim at your local pool, since one in five adults admits to urinating in swimming pools.