By Claire Toureille For Mailonline. A woman who has been drinking her own urine and rubbing it on her face for over a decade claims it improves her skin and overall health. Ruby Karyo, 30, from Glen Burnie, Maryland, has been gulping down urine and spritzing it on her face since she was 19 years old. The controversial practice, known as 'urine therapy' has made Ruby the source of much derision, but she is determined to spread the word about what she says are its many benefits. The writer and sales representative has even persuaded her boyfriend to try drinking his pee to quell his hair loss.