There is no shortage of beauty trends RN. But while most of us resort to common products and routines to help better our skin and hair, Hollywood celebrities, on the other hand, go to all-new lengths in hopes to achieve perfection *who can forget Kim K’s bloody facial*. Some of these beauty routines have gotten pretty common over the years, but others will probably take a whole lot of time to actually catch on.
From burning your hair to using coca-cola in a new way and even purposefully getting stung by bees, we’ve noted down the craziest beauty routines followed by celebrities, some of which are worth trying while others are only for the bravest of the brave.
We’ve all heard about the benefits of beer on hair and honey has always been prized as one of the best Ayurvedic ingredients, so why not mix the two, right? Well, this is exactly what Catherine Zeta-Jones does to get that enviable mane. The actress revealed that she mixes the two ingredients and uses it as a conditioner to achieve gorgeous hair.
Leech therapy is an age-old practice used to improve one’s health but now it’s gaining popularity all over the world for its beauty benefits. Demi Moore revealed that she uses these bloodsuckers to detoxify the blood. But these aren’t your regular garden-found leeches. This therapy is conducted with medically trained leeches to restore blood flow to areas of damaged veins.
Gwyneth Paltrow is no stranger to peculiar skincare trends, after all, she is the one who popularized vaginal steaming. The actress revealed in an interview that she uses Apitherapy which is basically getting stung by bees to get rid of inflammation and scarring. And yes, she did confirm that it is as painful as it sounds.
Need to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day? Then, do what supermodel Cindy Crawford does and spray milk on your face. It’s reported that the model maintains her youthful look but using dairy facial mists to get softer, healthier-looking skin.
This may sound gross to a few, but believe it or not, this facial has actually been around for ages. The traditional Japanese geisha facial uses nightingale droppings which are supposedly sterilized via ultraviolet light before applying it to the skin. Victoria Beckham swears by this treatment as it’s said to brighten, heal and restore the skin’s natural glow.
For those who want to stick to the regular skincare products, there are plenty of sheet masks that can restore your skin's glow.
This treatment needs no explanation. Madonna looks way younger than her actual age and has no problem showing off her bare body. *if we had a body like that at her age, we would too* The singer credits her routine butt facials for helping her keep her bottom in shape. She also stated that getting your partner to help remove it, makes it a great bonding experience.
Yes, you read that right – snake massage! This crazy beauty treatment is practised by Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell, who claims that allowing two huge AF boa constrictors to slither all over her body helps her gain inner peace and takes her into a deep sensory bliss. We don’t know about you guys, but we’re just going to stick to our essential oil diffusers to gain that inner peace and calm.
Model Suki Waterhouse revealed that rinsing her hair with Coca-Cola gives it a tousled, shiner look rather than making it flat. Given the fact that the beverage contains ingredients like high fructose corn syrup which would make the hair sticky, we think it’s best to just stick to your regular hair care products.
This beauty trend should under no circumstances be tried at home. Instead of getting rid of split ends, the normal way, Victoria’s Secret models Lais Ribeiro and Alessandra Ambrosio use Velaterapia. This new trend is all about getting rid of split ends with a naked flame (most preferably a candle). The hair is twisted into sections, and the flame is used to burn away the frizzy, damaged strands, leaving you with smooth, refreshed locks.
It's safe to say that most of these beauty trends are not DIY-friendly.
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