Stars are finding the fountain of youth in the strangest places
A-list celebs have unprecedented access to cutting-edge beauty treatments the rest of the world could only dream of. But sometimes those beauty secrets sound more like a nightmare than a dream. Remember when Demi Moore revealed she was using blood-sucking leeches to “detoxify?” Or how about when Madonna was reportedly using a face cream made out of human placenta?
Think it can’t get any stranger than that? Think again! Here’s our roundup of the eight latest and strangest Hollywood beauty secrets.
The theory is that when snakes attack, they paralyze their victims with their venom. Swiss beauty chemists soon realized by copying the venom, they could hope for the same effect in humans.
Dr. Jablow says some patients are turning to this homemade concoction believing it freshens breath and prevents staining, but in actuality, it will “dry out the mouth and give more bad breath.” Breath mints anyone?
“It really works!” He enthused, while dabbing it underneath my eyes to de-puff, firm, and tighten up the skin. Since then, I’ve heard Sandra Bullock uses it and a number of other celebrity makeup artists tout the drugstore trick, including Sarah Uslan, who has worked with Rose McGowen and Emmanuelle Chriqui.
Uslan says if you want to try this at home, just dab a pea-size amount of the cream on your ring finger and gently apply under the eye on your "bags" in a soft tapping motion, starting from the outside going in towards the nose and then back out again.
Once I heard about this, I sent a daring friend into New York City’s Completely Bare Spa, owned by former Real Housewife Cindy Barshop, to try it out for herself and report back to me (call me a prude, but I’m not so keen on blinging out my lady parts). She loved it!
The treatment even has an entire website dedicated to it—and the term “vajazzle” has been added to the Urban Dictionary. As for Love Hewitt? She recently complained that women now come up to her and pull down their pants to show off their bedazzled designs. Eek.
“Celebrities are very busy people and can’t afford a lot of downtime, so they look towards non-invasive procedures that work just as well [as surgery]. Injectables can be used to make almost any physiological and anatomical improvement the person desires in one shot without anyone being any the wiser,” Dr. Golkap says.