Celebrities go to extreme measures for beauty, doing anything and everything to maintain their appearance. With millions of dollars and a career riding on their good looks, stars will try--and often, get hooked on--the most bizarre beauty treatments. Just to shock you, we've rounded up nineteen of the weirdest ones.
1Bar Refaeli's - 24-carat Gold Facial
The supermodel had tongues wagging when she posted a picture on Instagram covered in a liquid gold facial. This metal treatment will set you back the price of your summer holiday but hey, anything for beauty.
2Demi Moore's - Blood Sucking Leech Therapy
Demi really goes to the extreme when it comes to her looks. She once went to Europe specifically to experience the detoxifying benefits of leech therapy (yes, as in those slimy blood-sucking things that most of us hope never to see!). The leeches suck blood from your skin while releasing enzymes that (apparently) remove toxins from your blood.
3Gwyneth Paltrow - Cococnut Oil
Want to know how Gwyneth has bright white teeth? She gargles a bit of coconut oil! "I use coconut oil a lot — I do on my face, on my skin and in my cooking. And I just started oil pulling, which is when you swish coconut oil around [in your mouth] for 20 minutes, and it's supposed to be great for oral health and making your teeth white. It's supposed to clear up your skin, as well,” the star told E! Online.
4Blake Lively's - Mayonnaise
Next time you order that coleslaw, get some to go! Blake Lively told in website Byrdie she applies a bit of mayo to her hair to stop split ends. "My mum taught me this really great beauty tip. She used to put oil or mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before she would shower. That way, when she would shampoo, the soap wouldn't strip the bottom of the hair and dry it out, making it brittle,” she says.
5Snooki's - Kitty Litter Face Scrub
Why anyone would ever do this is a mystery but Snooki has admitted to using kitty litter as a cheap alternative to face exfoliant. There are plenty of natural, inexpensive and gentle ways to slough off dead skin without having to resort to your cat's facilities.
6Kim Kardashian - Vampire Facial
It's not easy being Kim Kardashian; she has to spend so much time and money (and pain) on maintaining her highly photographed face. Recently, she shocked her fans by posting pictures of herself during a Vampire Facelift. Blood is drawn from the victim's arm, platelets are extracted and then injected into the face to prevent wrinkles. What can I say, beauty hurts.
7Katie Holmes - Snail Slime Skin Care
The French eat snails, Hollywood actors smear them on their skin. Katie discovered that snail slime skin care products smooth and regenerate damaged tissue leaving her with soft, glowing skin. Because snail slime has a mix of elastin, glycolic acid and protein, these strange products are slithering their way to celeb popularity.
8Catherine Zeta- Jone- FruityToothpaste
Catharine uses fresh fruit like strawberry and pineapple to scrub her teeth to pearly whiteness. We're usually trying to get strawberry seeds out of our teeth not into them but Catharine's chompers are pretty white so she might actually be onto something.
9Sandra Bullock - Hemorrhoid Cream Eye Treatment
Sandra's little beauty secret involves hemorrhoid cream. That's right, she dabs Preparation H under her eyes to reduce the appearance of lines and puffiness.We'd rather not put this stuff on our bottoms, let alone under our eyes! Do not try this at home folks.
10Teri Hatcher - Red Wine Soak
Some people just love red wine--Teri Hatcher takes this love to a new level by adding a few cups to her bath. She insists the fiery fluid is moisturizing and increases skin cell renewal.
11Kate Middleton - Bee Venom Mask
The Duchess of Cambridge created a buzz by using a bee venom face mask before she wed her prince charming. Said to be a non-invasive alternative to botox, this mask lifts, firms and promises anti-aging skincare without the commitment of cosmetic procedures.
12Halle Berry - Coffee Grind Body Scrub
Caffeine is a celeb staple; whether in a Starbucks cup or in the shower, coffee is an essential part of living in Hollywood. Halle rubs ground coffee all over her body as a stimulating and blood circulating exfoliant.
13Victoria Beckham - Bird Poop Facials
Victoria Beckham is a big fan of Japanese nightingale facials which use dehydrated bird poo to brighten the complexion and reduce the appearance of acne. Doesn't sound very posh now does it?
14Jennifer Lopez - Placenta Facials
J. Lo is desperate to slow the process of aging and what better way than with human placenta facials!? She swears by the expensive placenta collagen masks reporting that they rejuvenate her skin and keep her looking fresh and youthful.
15Cindy Crawford - Milk Spray
Cindy mixes milk with water for a hydrating facial spritz. Not sure this would smell very nice but she’s obviously doing something right because she’s just as hot now as she was in her heyday.
16Angelina Jolie - Caviar Body Treatment
Ange has expensive taste; she's been known to indulge in caviar-based body treatments. Yep, fish egg extract is smeared over her skin to firm and moisturize. Apparently she relied on this regimen during her pregancies to prevent stretch marks. We think we'll stick with coconut oil.
17Kate Hudson - Ice Water Dunk
Kate submerges her face in freezing cold water to revitalize her glow. The icy temperature reduces puffiness and boosts circulation.
18Lisa Rinna - Cinnamon
Remember those lip-glosses that smelled of cinnamon that had a plumping effect on your lips? Well, it makes sense that soap star Lisa Rinna turns to the spice for a natural plump. The actress, who it has to be said is no stranger to lip fillers as well, told The Doctors panel she dabs a little on her lips.
19Scarlett Johansson - Apple Cider Vinegar
We’ve heard apple cider vinegar does wonders for your gut health, but according to Hollywood glamourpuss Scarlett, it is also beneficial for glowing skin. “It’s a nice way to treat your skin if you don’t want to use all those harsh chemicals that a dermatologist would recommend,” she told ELLE UK.