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Weird Celebrity Beauty Treatments that Actually Work (Part 1)

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Hollywood A-listers turn to all kinds of miracle treatments to curb aging, maintain their youthful look and figure. And of course, when the buzz starts that a celebrity is taking on this treatment, the hype for it skyrockets overnight! The demand for these type of treatments causes an obscenely high inflation of the price for each session. But are these treatments worth it? Do they really put out what they claim to be? Well, these celebrities certainly swear by them!

Placenta Treatments

The placenta provides oxygen and the necessary nutrients needed by the growing fetus. Due to the high content of amino acids and other cell rejuvenating properties, animal placenta has been harnessed and tailored as a beauty product. There are several applications of it such as pills, soaps, facials etc.

Celebrity: Eva Longoria, Simon Cowell, Victoria Beckham, Harry Styles

VelaterapiaThere is a growing trend on how to get rid of split ends, fire. Apparently, seasoned celebrity hairdressers twist strands of hair and run a lighted candle against the hair. This Brazilian method of candle cutting is called, Velaterapia. You’ve got to admit, this would involve a whole lot of trust!

Celebrity:  Alessandra Ambrosio

Vampire Facial

In a recent post, Vampire Facials were splashed all over beauty magazines over Kim Kardashian blood smeared face selfie. This facial subjects the client to have blood extracted from her/his body and the platelets are extracted. Their healing properties aids in reducing wrinkles and scars when applied.

Celebrity: Gisele Bundchen, Kim Kardashian

Leech Therapy

Leeches have long been used in several medical procedures including detoxifying the blood according to the ageless Demi Moore. She admitted to undergoing such therapy in an interview a few years back.

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Celebrity: Demi Moore

Oil Pulling

Actually oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic oral therapy using coconut oil to reverse the effects of cavities, nourish the teeth and keeps bacteria at a minimum. To do this, a heaping tablespoon of pure coconut oil is swished around the mouth for about 20 minutes.

Celebrity: Shailene Woodley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lauren Conrad

Caviar Treatments

Caviar or fish eggs are packed with antioxidants, proteins and vitamins. No wonder that these tiny and expensive spheres are used to keep the skin stretch mark-free, soft and glowing. You’d be shelling out thousands of dollars just to maintain this beauty regimen.

Celebrity: Angelina Jolie

Hemorrhoid Cream Eye Cure

One of the weirdest beauty regimen is probably putting hemorrhoid cream, specifically, Preparation H around your eye! However, upon further analysis, the supposedly cream for easing hemorrhoid has substances that temporarily reduce puffiness and redness.

Celebrity: Sandra Bullock


For those who are allergic to bee venom, you might want to sit this one out. Apitherapy or bee sting therapy subjects the patient to be intentionally be stung by bees in a controlled environment. Dubbed as the natural botox, the bee sting triggers the additional production of collagen and elastin to the skin making it soft, smooth and glowing. The Goop founder, Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted to have been stung by ‘a thousand of bees’ and said it was very painful.

Celebrity: Gwyneth Paltrow

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