When it comes to trying the latest, and in some cases, craziest new beauty trends, celebrities always seem to be the first to volunteer. Whether it be a strange new skin care regimen, a sworn-by anti-aging secret, or a highly recommended new diet, celebrities are always the first to be in the know. Who wouldn’t want Eva Longoria’s flawless skin tone or Jennifer Aniston’s rockin’ bod? We sure wouldn’t mind, which is why we dug up the dirt on the craziest celeb beauty secrets that we could find. Some might seem a little far-fetched, but the fact that such glamorous women are swearing by these off-the-wall beauty secrets made us want to give them a try!
Demi Moore: Leeches
The practice of Hirudotherapy, the use of medicinal leeches for medical purposes, is one that Demi Moore has been caught raving about on the David Letterman Show. The leeches are used to detoxify the skin by allowing them to bite down on the skin, which promotes blood circulation. “It detoxifies your blood and they have a little enzyme that when they’re biting down on you, gets released into your blood and generally you bleed for a quite a bit. And your health is optimized,” revealed Moore on her David Letterman appearance.
After using the leeches, Moore claimed to feel completely cleansed and detoxified. The practice of using leeches goes beyond skin benefits; it has also been shown to treat painful joints, glaucoma, and myasthenia. It might sound a bit scary, but Demi Moore’s looks don’t lie, and she makes it known that the leeches used in the procedure are for medicinal purposes only—not just taken out of a swamp.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Cupping
Not hip to the practice of cupping? It’s okay—we weren’t either, but knowing that triple threat Gwyneth Paltrow is an advocate of this healing regimen intrigues us. Cupping is an ancient Asian practice that is meant to stimulate circulation and is used to treat pain, gastrointestinal disorders, lung diseases, and paralysis. The process of cupping involves heating up cups and applying them straight to the skin creating a suction effect. Once the cup has set for about 10 minutes you remove the cups, causing bruising of the skin.
Eva Longoria: EMK Placental Cream
Don’t be thrown off by the title of this celeb beauty secret, what you read is what you get. Eva Longoria has long been noted for having flawless skin, and after you hear her secret to obtaining this gorgeous skin we hope you will commend her as much as we did—who knows? Maybe you will even give it a try. EMK Placental Cream is just that; skin cream containing human placenta. The placenta is used to promote a more youthful appearance of the skin and contains natural antioxidants, proteins, and amino acid that encourage skin repair and ultimately, skin re-growth. For a 1.7 oz bottle of EMK Placental Cream costing $142, you too can have flawless, youthful skin just like Eva!
Halle Berry: Coffee Grounds
Ready for a celeb beauty secret that is a little more attainable? Halle Berry has a beauty secret up her sleeve that just might be reasonable enough for you to attempt. Berry has been noted for being a fan of adding coffee grounds to her favorite body wash. She claims that the coffee grounds help keep her skin looking smooth and radiant, while at the same time preventing the appearance of cellulite. This makes perfect sense. Caffeine from the coffee grounds acts as a stimulant and a diuretic and helps increase blood flow.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon: Baby Food Diet
In the world of celebrity diets, nothing tends to surprise us. However, this trend was one we had never heard of. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon both claim that this diet craze is not only all the rage, but it is good for you too. Looking at these two fabulous women it is hard to believe otherwise. The diet itself consists of consuming baby food in place of a typical meal. Baby food comes in smaller portions than the average meal (no surprise there), but where the benefits come in to play are in the ingredients. Baby food is free of added fats and fillers because babies cannot digest them. They are also full of vitamins, and there are even gluten-free and organic options!
So, which crazy celeb beauty secret are you willing to try?
I actually do the baby food diet. I eat the Sprout packages when I want a quick meal or use it as a meal replacement. Sounds crazy but I get my nutrients and it’s real food