Women always want to look stunning, and sometimes they do weird and even painful things to achieve this. Perhaps these life hacks will seem absolutely senseless to you, however, celebrities who tried them are ready to prove you wrong.
We at Impresionante will show you famous ladies who decided to enhance and preserve their beauty using non-traditional methods.
Elizabeth Taylor owes her majestic beauty to genetics, first and foremost. In particular, her skin looked perfect and even porcelain-like thanks to a rare mutation — she was born with a thin layer of peach fuzz on her face.
The actress would shave it off, thus regularly exfoliating dead skin cells. Thanks to this, her skin would appear smooth and glowing. In fact, this beauty procedure has been used since the times of Cleopatra. However, it doesn’t suit everyone and has a range of drawbacks.
Chloë Grace Moretz
We’ve all heard about the advantages of oil-based facial cleansing products, but how about using real vegetable oil for washing your face? In her interview, the actress who played a leading role in Kick-Ass, Chloë Grace Moretz, confessed that she tried this wonderful cosmetic product and her skin became much clearer.
Dancer and actress Julianne Hough whitens her teeth with turmeric, which seems like a weird choice at first glance because we know how difficult it is to remove stains left by this yellow powder.
However, Hough firmly believes in the antibacterial properties of turmeric. She claims that her teeth don’t turn yellow, saying, “You’d think it would be the opposite, and it’d stain your teeth, but it actually makes them whiter. Tumeric is the bomb. Y’all should try it.”
In order to make her complexion even and her facial skin smooth, the famous dancer, Ginger Rogers, would wipe her skin with witch hazel. This is a natural astringent and anti-inflammatory product. Witch hazel toners are available at drugstores even today and are still in demand.
Actress Dorothy Dandridge impressed the public not only with her talent, but also with her beauty and style. The coral lip color was her business card. She got this color by mixing a classic red lipstick with an orange one.
Brigitte Bardot’s messy, voluminous hairstyle was a part of her unique style and perfectly complemented the image of bold French beauty. For styling her hair, she used a special ingredient — her own saliva. She would apply spit to the longer pieces of hair, then twirl them and pull them back tight behind her ear. The dried hair would form a signature curl.
Victoria Beckham uses products with a dubious ingredient for shining skin — bird poo. The celebrity is a fan of traditional Japanese face products used by geishas. These products contain a paste made of nightingale droppings.
The South Korean actress, Son Ye-jin, believes that using cleansing products twice a day harms the skin, that’s why she only washes her face with tap water in the morning.
In her interview with David Letterman, Demi Moore once shared that she tried a leech detox.
“These aren’t just swamp leeches, these are highly trained medical leeches. And they have a little enzyme that, when they’re biting down on you, gets released into your blood, and generally, you bleed for quite a bit. And your health is optimized,” the actress explained.
When Bella Hadid wants to wear natural and “relaxed” makeup, she applies it in a lying position. The face is not tense in this position and the cosmetics are applied “softer.”
In order to get rid of puffiness under the eyes, Lauren Conrad applies cooled potato slices for 15 minutes to them. Before doing this, she soaks the potatoes in water. It lets her eyes get rest and makes her sight fresher and more open.
Sandra Bullock fights wrinkles in a very unusual way. She applies butt cream, known as phenylephrine, under her eyes. This substance is used to reduce inflammation and swelling.
Halle Berry adds ground coffee to her shower cream, since caffeine and soft exfoliating help increase the bloodstream and even out the skin.
The singer shared that she likes to use men’s beard dye for coloring her brows. “They become so dark and wild,” she explained.
The Indian actress and winner of “Miss World 2000” likes various homemade products from natural ingredients. For example, she makes a mask for the hair and scalp from fatty yogurt, honey, and eggs, as well as a body scrub made with turmeric, wholemeal flour, yogurt, and sandalwood powder.
She also uses lime juice, turmeric roots, salt, coconut oil, and many other ingredients that you can likely find in your kitchen cabinet or fridge.
Kristen Bell likes to make natural scrubs that she stores in the bathroom. She mixes brown sugar, olive oil, and honey and rubs her body with it. Sugar doesn’t scratch the skin like salt, while olive oil nourishes it perfectly.
The former top model dips her face into a sink with icy water in the morning and then applies cucumber slices to it. According to her, it improves blood circulation and gives a fresh look.
The actress is known for being a fan of apitherapy (therapy that involves being stung by bees). According to Paltrow, it helps to get rid of inflammation and scarring. This therapy is a thousand years old. However, the Oscar-winning actress confessed that it’s very painful.
Uma Thurman is a fan of milk baths. Cleopatra and Elizabeth I Queen of England used this method too. In addition to milk, essential oils and Epsom salt can be added to the bath.
The AHAs in milk gently exfoliate the skin, making it smoother and more youthful. After taking such a bath, you just need to rinse the body with plain water.
What non-traditional beauty hacks do you use?
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