Going under the knife isn’t the only extreme method of combating the aging process. Celebs have taken to more alternative beauty treatments of late, and some of them are pretty damn strange. But do they work? You be the judge.
1. Kim Kardashian
Good old Kim is always at the forefront of a beauty trend, so it’s no surprise that she loves a good vampire facial. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star posted an Instagram photo of her face post vampire facial and it was kind of horrifying. Vampire facials involve extracting blood from the patients arm and then injecting it across their face. The process is supposedly a miracle treatment for wrinkles and tired looking skin.
2. Bar Refaeli
Being a supermodel means you always gotta look like a million bucks – but Bar may have taken this a little too literally. The model gets 24k gold facials every few months to keep her skin looking fresh and vibrant, and she is reportedly thrilled with the results. Seeing as the ingredients actually include gold, you can imagine that it ain’t cheap. Facials like Bars cost around $700 so count your pennies before trying it yourself.
3. Alessandra Ambrosio
It appears these supermodels will do anything for beauty – even if it means lighting fire to their hair. The Victorias Secret model frequently goes into the salon for a hair treatment called candle cutting. It originated in Brazil and involves running a candle flame across twisted lengths of hair to burn off the dead ends. Alessandra loves it because it means you don’t lose any of the length but all of the nasty dead bits that make your hair look dull.
4. Victoria Beckham
The former Spice Girl turned fashion mogul reportedly swears by getting ‘geisha facials’ every few weeks. According to Shape magazine, Victoria and her husband David Beckham are both huge fans of the treatment, which involves a product with the main ingredient being bird droppings. The droppings are sourced from a particular type of Japanese bird and are so rare that only a few salons around the world perform the sought after treatment.
5. Jennifer Lopez
The ageless wonder has a pretty crazy beauty treatment that keeps her looking as young as she does. J.Lo reportedly spends big on human placenta facials. Yes, you read that right. The treatment involves deconstructed human placenta being applied to the face and neck. Placenta apparently stimulates the production of collagen and triggers the skin into a process of healing and rejuvenation that has long-term benefits.