Despite the fact that many celebrities practice “beauty injections” and seek the help of plastic surgeons to preserve their youth as long as possible, they nevertheless have their own beauty secrets, which, according to them, help them look better and healthier. Some of these procedures are simple and easy to do at home, while others are painful and costly. One way or another, we do not recommend resorting to any of them without consulting with specialists, but simply talking about unusual beauty-life hacks of the stars.
1. Moisturizer based on blood
Haley Bieber, 24, said she was guided by the recommendation of dermatologist Barbara Sturm in skin care. The model uses a moisturizer made from the patient's blood. Sturm takes blood and places it in a special apparatus that processes it, separating plasma from blood. This plasma is then used to produce a skin cream. The blood cells produce proteins that have a beneficial effect on the skin.
2. Japanese potatoes for youthful skin
Olivia Munn, 41, believes she owes her radiant skin to Japanese potatoes (taro). The actress believes that the hyaluronic acid it contains helps prevent the appearance of wrinkles.
3. Cream for hemorrhoids against bags under the eyes
57-year-old Sandra Bullock uses Preparation H hemorrhoid cream for puffiness and bags under the eyes. It actually constricts blood vessels, which helps to reduce swelling. However, it can cause an allergic reaction in some people. At best, it will simply be ineffective.
4. Ice bath for face
42-year-old Kate Hudson spied on this procedure from her makeup artist and now does it all the time. She simply dips her face in ice water every morning to give it a fresh and vigorous look.
5. Cupping therapy
A big fan of cupping therapy (procedures using medical cups) is the 63-year-old Madonna. Its essence lies in the fact that the cans are placed on the surface of the skin, creating a vacuum. It promotes blood flow and helps to get rid of cellulite.
6. Placental therapy
The placenta has long been one of the most popular ingredients in skin care products. Jennifer Lopez, 52, became addicted to a facial rejuvenation procedure several years ago, which involves applying a protein and iron-rich extract from the human placenta to the face to stimulate skin regeneration. For many years now, Lopez has been doing this procedure twice a week. The result, as they say, is obvious!
7. Mayonnaise hair mask
Blake Lively, 34, boasts beautiful hair that always looks healthy and shiny. It turns out that the actress often makes masks from ingredients that any housewife can find in her kitchen. So, before washing her hair, she, on the advice of her mother, applies mayonnaise or oil to the lower part of her head. This way the hair does not become dry and brittle.
8. Ketchup for removing henna
Sienna Miller, 39, has had many failed hair experiments. She once tried to dye her hair red, but it turned pink. Then she tried to become a brunette, but in the end she got a green tint. After that, the actress decided to try natural henna, but this was not successful either: the star received a new color, which she also did not like. The actress tried hard to return the natural color, but for a long time she could not do it. Ketchup came to her aid! For a year and a half, she applied it to her hair and finally achieved what she wanted.
9. Toothpaste for acne treatment
In addition to salon treatments and the use of expensive cosmetics, 42-year-old Jennifer Love Hewitt makes a face mask from regular toothpaste. The actress claims to help get rid of age spots and reduce acne. Of all the toothpastes, Jennifer prefers the one that contains mint, because it relieves inflammation on the skin.
10. Steaming the vagina
Gwyneth Paltrow, 48, claimed that steaming the vagina is a very beneficial procedure. This is an ancient procedure that has recently become more and more popular. The point is that a woman should sit over a hot herbal bath like wormwood. This procedure is aimed at restoring hormonal levels, maintaining internal health and relieving pain and spasms. However, disputes about the safety and benefits of this procedure are still ongoing. In any case, doing it yourself at home is definitely not worth anyone.
11. Serum from the foreskin of Korean newborn boys
52-year-old Cate Blanchett and 57-year-old Sandra Bullock are fans of a very unusual facial procedure called penis facial. Literally it can be translated as “penis for the face”. Its essence lies in the fact that with the help of microneedles, cloned cells from the cells of the foreskin of Korean newborn boys are injected into the skin after the circumcision rite. The actress spoke about her cosmetic experience in an interview with Australian Vogue.
Sandy and I met beautician Georgia Louise in New York. She does what we call the penis facial. I don't know what it is, but the serum smells a little sperm – apparently due to some enzyme,
– then the actress shared.
Blanchett's confession caused a great public outcry, since it was not clear from the quote what the essence of the procedure was, and it sounded, to put it mildly, frightening. Therefore, the publication deleted the quotation of the actress, but it can still be easily found on the net.
Georgia Louise herself was happy to share the details of the procedure that caused so much noise. She explained that the foreskin is harvested during circumcision, and then the stem cells are harvested and removed using a centrifuge. After that, new cells are cloned from these cells – in the laboratory. So, of course, the serum is not “real babies”.
12. Black caviar body cream
46-year-old Angelina Jolie is sure that a body cream based on fish caviar helped her get rid of stretch marks after the birth of twins Knox and Vivienne. This pleasure is not cheap – but, of course, for a Hollywood star, these are trifles – because the actress used only sturgeon caviar (on average, a 100-gram jar of such caviar costs 5-7 thousand rubles).
13. Spoon instead of curling eyelash curler
The famous model Miranda Kerr loves when her eyelashes are curled a little. But she's not at all thrilled about the damage that curling tongs can do. Therefore, when she wants to achieve the appropriate effect, she uses a metal spoon. It should be put on the eyelid, and then apply mascara to the eyelashes, brushing upwards with smooth movements.