Celebrities are known for being at the forefront of trying new, sometimes crazy, beauty treatments. But the treatments on this list are a little more out there than your average 24 karat gold facial. Read on to learn about the crazy things celebrities subject themselves to in the name of beauty.
1. Kim Kardashian’s vampire facelift
This treatment takes the sentiment “beauty is pain” to a whole new level. Kim Kardashian posted a picture on her Instagram of her partaking in what’s called a “vampire facelift.” A vampire facelift involves getting one’s blood drawn to create a special facial that prevents wrinkles — and it’s not for the faint of heart.
“First, the injector (1) uses HA fillers to create a beautiful shape. (2) Then, the physician isolates growth factors from the patient’s blood. (3) When these growth factors enter the face (injected by the physician), then muti-potent stem cells become activated to grow new tissue. This new tissue includes new collagen, new fatty tissue (for smoothness), and new blood vessels (for a healthy glow),” the Vampire Facelift website explains.
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2. Demi Moore’s leech therapy
Demi Moore swears by leech therapy. She takes part in this ancient Egyptian treatment to detoxify her blood. “You watch it swell up on your blood, watching it get fatter and fatter — then when it’s super drunk on your blood it just kind of rolls over like it’s stumbling out of the bar,” Moore said of the experience.
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3. Kate Middleton’s bee venom mask
Kate Middleton made an absolutely stunning bride. More than anything, she looked to be glowing from the inside out. It turns out, it was more than pure marital bliss supplying the glow. “A few days before her wedding, Kate received the famous ‘Bee Venom’ facial (which has similar effects to botox, but is natural) from skin care specialist Deborah Mitchell,” says Town & Country.
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4. Victoria Beckham’s bird poop facials
Japanese nightingale excrement facials have been all the rage in in the beauty world the past few years — that is, for those who can stomach it. According to Daily Mail, when Victoria Beckham was in Japan she’d admire the local women’s clear skin. She learned about the infamous “bird poop facial” and sought it out when she returned to the States. She’s been a fan ever since.
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5. Katie Holmes’ snail slime skin treatment
How does Katie Holmes maintain such a youthful glow? Snail slime. “The Dead Accounts star has been applying Helix Aspersa Müller Glycoconjugates — a.k.a. a thick, wrinkle-fighting fluid gathered by stimulating live snails. Beauty products that feature the buggy ingredient boast scar-eliminating abilities and results of smoother skin,” says Refinery29.
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6. Teri Hatcher’s red wine bath
The polyphenols found in grapes are known to jump-start circulation to provide a healthy glow and softer skin, so it makes sense that a red wine bath could work wonders. Teri Hatcher adds a cup of red wine to her baths to keep her skin looking youthful, and beautiful. “The only bad thing is you can’t drink the whole bottle of wine,” she says.
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7. Jennifer Lopez’s placenta facials
Racked Los Angeles reports that Jennifer Lopez is a big fan of Dr. Lancer’s “Signature Placenta Facial.” The treatment is said to be “a protein-rich serum of placenta, stem cell and seaweed is applied to the skin via a saturated fabric mask. Then the Placenta Facial cream is massaged over the face, earlobes and eyelids, encouraging the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production, revitalizing the cells, and providing intense hydration.”