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Totally Wacky Celebrity Health and Beauty Rituals

And The Science Behind Them

By Admin K Published about a year ago 4 min read
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Many of us have dreamed of being rich and famous at some point in our lives, let’s be real. When we look at the lives of Hollywood stars, music legends, and even social media influencers, it’s difficult not to be envious of the money, glamour, parties, and... fish eggs?

Yes, celebrities aren’t exempt from doing some pretty strange things, especially when it comes to beauty. In fact, it seems that an increasing number of famous people are turning to the wildest of procedures to achieve glowing, healthy skin.

Here we look at eight of the most sus treatments and if there’s any science behind them. You’re telling us that fish eggs actually help the skin? Let’s find out.

#1 Fish egg facial

The thought of eating caviar is enough to put some off, but smearing it all over the face is another kind of ick. Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie, however, is supposedly a fan of this unusual facial, and beauty experts swear by its power to increase the skin’s firmness while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.

Spas and salons will typically begin with a gentle cleanse and scrub to prepare the skin. From there, the eggs of Dory and her pals (sorry, just kidding, bad joke) are placed on the skin in the form of a three-layered mask: white cream containing caviar extract, a layer of gauze, and a black mask with – you guessed it – more caviar.

The cost of this treatment will vary from spa to spa, but you could be looking at around $230 per treatment. We hope the fish get a percentage of that!

How does it work?

There is indeed a science behind this wacky facial; fish eggs are a good source of proteins, phosphorus, and trace elements, all of which help the human skin to thrive. What’s more, you don’t need to worry about any fishy smells, as it’s only extracts of caviar that are used instead of the whole roe. We’re not mad, but we’re not sure we’ll be in any rush to try this...

#2 Penis facial

Yep, unfortunately you did indeed read that correctly. Next up on this list of beloved baffling beauty treatments is the penis facial! This procedure uses the special epidermal growth factor (EFG) serum, which includes stem cells cultivated from the foreskins of Korean babies. No, we’re not kidding.

Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock and speak very highly of this treatment, despite how utterly mind boggling it sounds. In an interview, Golden Globe Award-winning actress Sandra said: “I think when you see how good it is to your face you to will run to your local facialist and say, 'give me the penis!'"

For around $650 per treatment, your therapist will likely start with some kind of cleanse and peel to prepare, before using a microneedling procedure to pump the serum into the skin. Hang on, we need to lie down.

How does it work?

Stem cells from the ‘young’ are believed to activate ageing cells, thus causing them to produce more collagen as well as fight fine lines and wrinkles. Honestly, though, we’re not even sure if we care whether it does work or not. Wiener cells injected into the face? Guys, just no. If you want smoother, softer, more glowing skin, maybe stick to a cute, scented moisturizer and some self-tan drops. Hey, we’re down to try some pretty freaky stuff in the name of beauty, but this is where we must draw the line.

#3 Leech facial

Let’s take the term ‘blood sucking leech’ to a whOoOle new level! The leech facial, reportedly popular with stars Demi Moore and Miranda Kerr, involves placing leeches onto the face and allowing them to, well, do blood sucking things.

Their 300 micro-teeth create a sensation that's like getting a tattoo, so you might want to keep that in mind if you’re not comfortable with little sharp jabs. Plus, if you’re squeamish, this treatment probably isn’t for you. Described as ‘terrifying’ by Marie Claire, having thick worms squirm around on your face and suck your blood doesn’t sound too cute, to be fair.

This is by no means a new concept; leech therapy can be traced back to Egypt around 2,500 years ago! The benefits of this treatment include reduced acne as well as tighter, younger looking skin, but there’s another snag... When leeches are used in this way, they can’t be used again, so they’re most likely to be killed following the procedure.

How does it work?

Once on the face, the leeches suck out any bacteria and impure blood while releasing enzymes that will heal the skin. Their saliva contains 60 types of skin-loving proteins which can take credit for the amazing results you’re supposed to be met with, and they promote good blood flow as well as releasing any tension caused by toxic blood. If this is something you want to try, you go Glen Coco! But we’ll give this one a miss.

If beauty is power, we don’t want it

We’re not judging anybody who feels it necessary to try out these beauty services – in fact, we hope you experience the most amazing results! There’s constant pressure on society to look a certain way, especially celebrities, so it’s no wonder why people are looking for more ‘out there’ vibes. Fish eggs, male genitalia, and leeches.... We think we’ll pass, thanks, but you do you!

Sources:

https://www.houseofcaviarandfinefoods.com/blog/caviar-benefits-for-skin

https://uk.style.yahoo.com/caviar-hero-skincare-ingredient-everyones-slideshow-wp-084914731.html

https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/celebrity-news/miranda-kerr-leech-facial-514676

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