Everybody wants to look young, but unfortunately it is impossible to turn back the clock and bring back those hay days. Although there are numerous beauty treatments available but it takes a lot of money and effort to undergo them. Nowadays, rich fashionistas and celebrities are indulging in very unconventional and expensive beauty treatments that enhance their look. No wonder they are spending thousands of dollars in these beauty treatments as the famous celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Angelina Jolie and Demi Moore do not look a year older since a decade. These treatments are not like everyday facials in which you lie down on a table while cream, lotion, masks and astringents are quietly applied to your skin.
With beauty regimes becoming completely offbeat, cosmetic brands and spas centers are vouching on treatments like bird poop facial that guarantees a younger looking skin or snake venom facial that rejuvenates your skin and gives an instant glow to your face. Even in the past, people have gone to great lengths for “glowing” skin. Way back we heard that legendry beauty Cleopatra used unconventional ingredients like goose fat, turpentine and even onion and her favorite facial was said to be ass’s milk and honey. Some ancient people even believed that using urine on skin enhances the look and R. Kelly used it regularly. These unusual treatments might sound crazy to you, but the celebrities are following these therapies not less than twice a week. After going through the list you would surely say, “anything for eternal beauty and youthfulness”, read on:
1. Evian Bath
Who uses it: Serena Williams
Price: $5,000 per bath
No one knew that taking a bath could make difference until sports celebrity Serena Williams took a dip in the refreshing Evian spring water. She was the first one to experience this rejuvenating bath and commented, “I could feel the difference from the moment I stepped in - the water felt so pure. Also - Evian is a sponsor of the US Open, which I've won the last few years, so I guess you can say the water has been lucky for me." The service is available at the Hotel Victor of Miami and includes complete two hours of customizable spa services and luxurious food and beverages. The spa is given with 1000 liters of Evian Natural Spring Water that is said to revitalize your skin and purify your senses.
2. Bee Venom facial
Who uses it: Kate Middleton
Price: $55,200 per ounce
The most talked about marriage – the Royal wedding – and the most beautiful bride of this year was none other than Kate Middleton. Every girl wants to know the secret of her glowing skin but you would be astonish to know that she was taking a beauty treatment that included bee Venom in the mask. Kate was suggested to use this facial by Camilla, who looks around 50, surpassing her real age which is 63. It is said that Kate took several facials in which the Bee Venom was used. The venom is diluted to make it less painful to apply and just 1 percent of the whole bottle is used. The bottle of one ounce costs $55,200 but now a 50 ml jar is also available that costs $112. The mask is made of New Zealand’s Manuka honey, lavender oils and shea butter to give an enhanced look instantly. The venom is currently available only with Heaven salon in Shropshire, in the West Midlands, that is run by Deborah Mitchell. The venom is sourced from organic hives at Nelson Honey.
3. Placenta facials
Who uses It: Jenifer Lopez
Price: more than $1000
If you wonder how can a 41 year old woman looks like she has never crossed her teenage, then let us tell you the secret to her glowing skin. Pop sensation Jennifer Lopez is using Placenta cream in her facials. The treatment was originally discovered by Russian scientists. The cream has been derived from bovine placentas and is said to work wonders to reduce the sign of age. The idea of using placenta in beauty products is that the nutrient-filled tissue might provide stimulation to the skin and hair and will be a success in the beauty industry. A placenta cosmetic specialist said: “This is the future for beauty care. More and more people are beginning to discover the amazing benefits of placenta skin care. It’s been proven time and time again that placenta not only slows down the skin’s ageing process but also makes young-looking skin healthier.”
4. Bird Poop Facial
Who uses it: Victoria Beckham
This is a primeval Japanese beauty secret practiced by geishas and now is being used by the famous celebrities across the globe. The biggest fan of this bird poop facial seems to be Victoria Beckham, who takes this facial twice a month. Nightingale bird poop has a special enzyme that breaks down dead skin cells and polishes the skin naturally. This facial is offered at New York City spa. “Bird droppings have uric acid and are nitrogen based, and if rubbed on the skin can exfoliate and could be beneficial, but only in a superficial manner,” says Hayes Gladstone, M.D., director of dermatologic surgery at Stanford University. “But [free] pigeon droppings from out in the park may be just as effective.”
5. Leech therapy
Who uses it: Demi Moore
It might sound crazy but Demi Moore sewers that the secret of her hot and glowing skin is the leech therapy that she goes for quiet often. Leeches have anti-clotting and anaesthetic properties that expand the blood vessels and hence have been used to treat many ailments since very long in Egypt. It is said that this therapy can detox the body and glorify the skin leaving it rejuvenated. All you have to do is shave your entire body (exclude head) and immerse yourself in turpentine. When your body is completely moist in it allow the leeches to suck blood. About this therapy Miss Moore says, "I was in Austria doing a cleanse and part of the treatment was leech therapy. These aren't just swamp leeches though - we are talking about highly trained medical leeches. These are not some low-level scavengers - we're talking high-level blood suckers." Although the price is not mentioned but it might costs a fortune to train a leech.
6. Cupping Acupuncture
Who uses it: Gwyneth Paltrow
This is a form of ancient Chinese acupuncture which involves heating glass cups and placing them at different points on your back. The therapy stimulates the blood and rejuvenates the senses. It helps in detoxifying and relaxing the body and regenerates the energy. Back in 2004, Shakespeare in Love actress Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted with the marks of the therapy that was clearly visible from her backless dress. The actress commented, “I am thankful for a round of antibiotics or surgery when necessary but I have been helped tremendously by the practices. When implemented by a professional with experience, the benefits can work wonders."