Weird-treatments

Weird Beauty Treatments Used By Celebrities

Celebrities are always going to weird lengths to try and rewind the clock and create a visibly smoother and younger looking appearance. But is there anything they won’t do? Take a peek at some of the weird, wacky and gross treatments that celebrities from all around the world participate in – all for the sake of beauty!

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Oil pulling

Celebrity fans: Lauren Conrad, Gwyneth Paltrow

The ancient practice of oil pulling is said to extract the body of all it’s nasty toxins, as well as reduce the amount of bad bacteria in the mouth. The catch? You must hold one tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for twenty minutes before spitting it out. It can also improve your oral health by reducing the amount of plaque and actually helps to whiten your teeth. If you dare…

Vinegar face wash

Celebrity fans: Scarlett Johansson

Wanted to know the secret to crystal-clear skin? It’s sitting in your pantry right now! Apple cider vinegar has been known to calm down the skin and also prevent future breakouts. Simply add one teaspoon to your daily cleansing routine and rinse well before applying a moisturiser over the top.

Leech therapy

Celebrity fans: Demi Moore

Actress Demi Moore has been using leech therapy for years, since she discovered it as part of a cleanse whilst visiting a spa in Austria. The medically trained leeches detoxify the blood and help your overall health. But this isn’t a new practice – it has been used for centuries in ancient Egypt as a way to cure almost any ache or pain.

Caviar

Celebrity fans: Angelina Jolie

There has been much speculation over the last few years that actress Angelina Jolie turned to caviar to remove stretch marks after giving birth. The extremely expensive treatment contains eggs of Baerii sturgeon which help to rejuvenate the skin. You can also use this treatment at home, but it will cost you more than $750 dollars for a 100ml container.

Strawberry teeth whitener

Celebrity fans: Catherine Zeta Jones

Why use painful whitening strips that destroy your gums when you could just use strawberries instead? Catherine Zeta Jones has been known to rub the delicious fruit all over her teeth and gums for a whiter smile. It does make sense – strawberries contain malic acid which can lighten stained teeth. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at them…

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October 5, 2014

Snail Facial Mask – Would You Try It?

Would you try a facial treatment which promises to fight signs of anti-ageing, is full of antioxidants and will give your skin a youthful glow? Of course! Now would you still try it if we told you it was done purely by a snail? Snail facials have been used for years in Japan since they are packed with antioxidants, anti-bacteria properties and will even make your skin feel soft and smooth.

What is a snail facial?

A snail facial is a beauty treatment whereby the dermatologist or consultant places 2-3 snails simultaneously on the forehead cheeks and chin for 20 minutes at a time. Snails emit a mucus which has been found to be very beneficial to the human skin – with promises of reduced lines and wrinkles, and overall healthy skin. The trained snail facialists manoeuvre the snails, and keep them away from the nostrils, eyes and mouth making this treatment extremely safe.

How does it work?

The mucus from the snail is packed with antioxidants, proteins, vitamins and cleanses the skin with it’s anti-bacterial properties. Although the sensation is often strange for the patient, they are encourage to sit back and relax during the facial – not moving too suddenly.

Where are the snails sourced?

Most snails are farmed for the specialised treatment, and are fed organic food and vegetable matter so they are as pure as possible. Once snails are used on a client, they are given at least 4 days of rest before they can be used again. After the treatment, snails are separated from the others to avoid the chances of exchanging bacteria or even cross contamination.

How to prepare for the facial

Clients are encouraged to arrive to the facial makeup and skincare-free, since this is the best way to have a successful treatment. This treatment is also very beneficial for those who suffer from various skin treatments as well as acne, since the mucus holds various antibacterial properties and hyaluronic acid which is used in skin primers.

Cost

The cost of treatments can vary, but your average snail facial will cost an upwards of $200 just for the snail itself.

Would you ever try a snail facial?

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September 17, 2014