Not only is staying beautiful and young-looking expensive but also weird at times. The picture perfect skin that celebrities proudly flaunt is, at times, a direct result of these shocking beauty treatments that cost a fortune.
Here is a look at some weird celebrity beauty treatments:
- Vampire facelift
The secret to all the praise that Kim Kardashian’s skin garners is vampire facelift. It is a costly and time-consuming face treatment. Not to forget, it’s really painful. Blood is drawn from the person’s arms and the platelets are extracted. These are then injected back into the face to prevent the skin from wrinkling.
- 24K gold facial
24-carot gold facials are a thing! These sheets are moisture-activated with serum. They are then placed on the skin and then left there to show their magic. Gold is credit for lightening the appearance of age spots, repairing damage caused due to pollution, and eliminating toxins. The estimated cost ranges between $400-$500 and takes up to four hours. Pre-Victoria’s Secret fashion shows, Mimi Luzon, celebrity aesthetician uses this magic treatment.
- Bird poop treatment
When we say weird treatments, we mean bird poop face treatments that are beyond disgusting. Despite being disgusting, it yields incredible benefits for Victoria Beckham’s skin. The aging Hollywood diva is absolutely smitten with the bird poop facial. It helps her tighten skin pores, thereby, reducing the odds of developing acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. This facial is prepared from dehydrated Nightingale poop, which is mixed with rice barn and water.
- Vodka mouthwash
Jennifer Jablow, Manhattan-based celebrity dentist, reveals that some stars are trying a blend of mint sprigs, vodka, and lemon or cinnamon. The doctor also tells that several people are trying such a homemade concoction thinking that it will help prevent stains and freshen breath. However, she unveils that it will only dry out your mouth and give bad breath.
- Red wine baths
In their book, Black Book of Hollywood Beauty, the authors, Cindy Pearlman, and Kym Douglas reveal the truth about red wine baths. American actress, Teri Hatcher, tried this on and off. She uses a cup of red wine into her bath. She also used the material that sinks to the bottom of the bath as an exfoliator.
- Diamond and ruby facial
The Black Swan actress, Mila Kunis is a fan of this jewel-studded facial and peel. The treatment costs a whopping $7000 and involves rubbing clients with crushed diamonds and rubies. The procedure ends with a paraffin skin fiber mask and a dose of LED red light.
- Stem cell facial
This is a good treatment for keeping wrinkles at arm’s length. Betsy Isroelit of SpaFinder sums it up as she says, “In a nutshell, stem cells have the potential to change any cell in the body, and they can regenerate and multiply.” A stem cells-based serum is applied to your face to replace damaged cells with younger cells. An advanced version of this treatment plan involves stem cell facelift instead of an injection.
- Snake venom
The Ironman star, Gwyneth Paltrow, uses a synthetic product that is based on snake-venom and is called ‘syn-ake.’ It supposedly works as topical botox. The underlying theory is that the snake attacks paralyze its victim with the venom. Therefore, by using a product that comes from the same specimen will help to relax face muscle and smooth out wrinkles.
- Leech therapy
Demi Moore is another celebrity that goes to the extremes to maintain her good looks. She traveled to Europe to experience the detoxifying treatment that comes under the name of leech therapy. Leeches are blood-sucking parasites. The drill of this therapy ensues with leeches sucking the blood from your skin. Simultaneously, these release enzymes that remove toxins from your blood.
- Fish Pedicure
The conventional practice revolves around using a pumice stone to remove the dead skin cells building up on your feet. The latest, however, uses fishes instead of the stone. The pedicure involves dipping your feet into a tub of fishes. Next, you so-called relax while the fishes nibble the dead skin cells away. Jessica Simpson is a fan of this pedicure. Moreover, Angelina Jolie also sent her sons for this weird foot-bath.
- Earthworm poop wrinkle cream
A cream made of the excrement of earthworms is being applauded for reversing the signs of aging process. It is also becoming known for curing skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. The creator, Fresh Beauty Market, doesn’t reveal the names of celebrities that are ordering this cream. However, they say that about a dozen of the stars are slathering this wormy-cream for its beauty benefits.
- Caviar Body Treatment
Angelina Jolie is known for indulging in caviar-based body treatments. These use fish egg extracts that are smeared over the skin for firm and moisturized skin. It is reported that Jolie relied on this treatment to prevent stretch marks during her pregnancies.
- Placenta facial
The Latin beauty, Jennifer Lopez is all-praise about the placenta facials. She restores her honey-glowing skin by wearing expensive placenta collagen masks. It is a protein-enriched serum of stem cells, placenta, and seaweed. It is applied in a saturated fabric mask that helps rejuvenate skin and makes it look youthful and fresh.
- Snail slime
Katie Holmes swears by this ingredient. The snails slime helps smoothen skin and repairs and regenerates damaged skin tissue. As a result, Holmes is able to enhance her beauty from within.
- Bee venom
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton uses bee venom for a glowing skin. The treatment plan was suggested to her by her stepmother-in-law, Camilla. The mask is known as a non-invasive alternative to skin Botox. It lifts the skin and makes it firm. At the same time, it promises to provide aging care for the skin without the need to slather on costly products.
- Ice water dunk
Kate Hudson dips her face in ice cold water to boost blood circulation to her skin and reduces puffiness. It also restores her glow. In this regard, Hudson recalls how she started with this treatment, “A makeup artist who has worked with dozens of people said ‘I used to work with this actor and every day he would stick his face in an ice bath. A little water and a lot of ice. And he would just stick his face in and try to be in there as long as he could, sort of dab off, and go back in.’ I started doing it.”