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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

 

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Victoria Beckham gets…bird poo facials

Not posh? Think again. Geisha facials, aka bird poo facials (errrr), use a paste made from the droppings of a nightingale. Japanese geishas, known for their porcelain-like complexion, have been using bird excrement (which contains an enzyme called guanine, leaving the skin smooth and clean) for centuries and Becks took note. Just think, David Beckham gets to kiss that face every night. READ MORE: 4 tips to keep your airport beauty game strong

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Nicole Kidman uses cranberry juice to keep hair shiny

Ever wonder how Nicole Kidman keeps her ginger locks glossy? Two words: cranberry juice. After shampooing, Kidman pours the juice into her hair. Cranberries boost shine and enhance the gorgeous red colour by sealing the cuticles. READ MORE: Celebrities hair: all the cuts and colours in 2015

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Lauren Conrad loves oil pulling

Grab that coconut oil because here’s another benefit from that small jar of magic. On her lifestyle website, laurenconrad.com, Conrad's team write, “Oil pulling works as an all-natural mouthwash. Right when you wake up in the morning, drink a glass of big water. Then, put a spoonful of coconut oil or sesame oil in your mouth and swish it around for 5 to 20 minutes.” Althought it may sound beyond tidious, oil pulling has the ability to work wonders. The result? Pulling the toxins out of your body. Sidenote: Rumour has it oil pulling is great for hangovers. Cheers. READ MORE: 6 new fragrances to try this Summer

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Jennifer Lopez sniffs grapefruit oil to reduce cravings

Girl, gently put that donut down and walk away. JLo's little kept secret can help you kick your cravings. For 15 minutes three times a day, Jennifer Lopez sniffs grapefruit oil to reduce appetite and promote weight loss (wait, for real? Yes. Grapefruit oil affects live enzymes). READ MORE: 7 shades of blue nail polish to wear this summer

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Suki Waterhouse washes her hair with Coca-Cola

Forget the salt spray. Suki Waterhouse's secret to tousled beach hair? Your favourite pop, Coca-Cola. "I don't like my hair when it's washed - it's fine and limp - but Coca-Cola makes it tousled, like I've gone through the Amazon or something," the gorgeous British model/actress said. Note: We're still unsure if Pepsi gives the same results. READ MORE: 2 ways to get the long hair of your dreams

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Teri Hatcher bathes in wine

Unlike most women, Teri Hatcher doesn't simply just enjoy one glass of wine with her bubble bath after a long day in the office. She enjoys the whole bottle. Poured into the bathtub. You go girl. But why waste that bottle of Merlot? Hatcher believes the nutrients from the grapes nourish and soften the skin. Red grapes in particular have an antioxidant property that promotes healthy, glowing skin. READ MORE: Meet the 10 new Victoria's Secret Angels    

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Demi Moore lets leeches suck her blood

In incredibly scary, vampire-like beauty news, Demi Moore lets leeches feast on her blood. All for the sake of detoxifying the body. The “are you really 52 years old?” actress told talk show host David Letterman about the leech treatment back in 2008, “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.” And now I'm officially terrified. READ MORE: The 10 best beauty investments to make now

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Mariah Carey adds peppermint oil into her lip gloss

Instead of using shot glasses to plump up your lips (thanks Kylie Jenner for that weird teenage phenomenon), Mariah Carey opts for something a bit more natural. The powerhouse vocalist mixes peppermint oil into her gloss. Mint increases circulation and stimulates blood flow in the lips, leaving them looking full and lush. READ MORE: Products ELLE Canada's beauty team can't live without

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Scarlett Johansson uses apple cider vinegar as a toner

Want a porcelain complexion like Scarlett Johansson? Better get that apple cider vinegar ready then. The Avengers babe told ELLE UK, “If your skin is problematic or you’re having a lot of breakouts, it’s really healing. It’s a little stinky but if you’re not sleeping over at your boyfriend’s, it’s really effective!” READ MORE: 23 celebs getting Met Gala-ready

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Blake Lively uses mayonnaise as a pre-shampoo mask

As your making that sandwich for tomorrow afternoon's deskside lunch, you might want to give Blake Lively's secret beauty tip a try. “My mom taught me this really great beauty tip," Lively tells Byrdie, "She used to put oil or mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before she would shower. That way, when she would shampoo, the soap wouldn’t strip the bottom of the hair and dry it out, making it brittle." No wonder Blake has such EGG-cellent hair. READ MORE: 5 days of gorgeous hair

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Catherine Zeta-Jones washes her hair with beer

Cue the flashbacks from those dingy university frat parties you’d rather have forgotten about with this weird experiment from legendary beauty Catherine Zeta-Jones. “I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards but it’s very good for your hair.” Yup, CZJ conditions her hair with beer. Whoever thought that can of Molson Canadian could give you such shiny, soft hair? The beer’s natural barley is filled with rich proteins and vitamins that make hair thick and fuller. Bottoms up! READ MORE: 4 simple steps to luxury hair

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Shailene Woodley eats clay and insects

I can’t even make a bowl out of clay during pottery class. How do you expect me to eat it? Leave it up to the ever-so-cool Shailene Woodley to educate the world on detoxifying beauty tricks. In a revolutionary ride with a cab driver, Woodley says she learned about clay after the driver told her about his African costumes. Woodley explains to David Letterman, “Clay binds to other materials in your body and helps your body excrete those materials that are not necessarily the best for you." It should also be noted that Woodley thinks ants taste "great." I think I'll pass on that one, Shailene... READ MORE: May's hottest beauty buy

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Sandra Bullock uses Haemorrhoid Cream to reduce puffiness

Remeber that classic line from Miss. Congeniality: "Hemorrhoid cream? Do you really think they'll be looking that closely?" It's then where Gracie Hart learns the cream is for her eyes rather than her bum. Well, it looks like Sandy took home that beauty secret  from the set. The Most Beautiful Woman titleholder uses the cream to decrease inflammation and puffiness (haemorrhoid cream is a vasoconstrictor after all). “I didn’t realise that putting haemorrhoid ointment on your face is acceptable in the beauty business, but apparently, butt cream helps lines around the eyes!” READ MORE: 3 beauty looks you need to try this Summer

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi uses cat litter as exfoliate

I’ve read some pretty crazy beauty DIY’s on Google, but I think Snooki hit the jackpot with this one. The former Jersey Shore star said she Googled and found that (clean) cat litter makes for an excellent exfoliate. Telling Conan O’Brien, “Some exfoliants have rocks in them, and it makes your skin really smooth. I haven’t broke out yet!” Thanks Snooki, but I’ll let the litter stay with the cats. READ MORE: Get glowing with these 6 bronzers

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

The Dutchess of Cambridge gets bee venom facials

Well, this sounds dangerous. But beauty is pain, right? Before marrying the future king of England, Kate was passed down a family beauty secret from stepmother-in-law, Camilla. The secret? Bee venom facials (aka "natural botox"). Bee venom plumps up the skin by tricking it into thinking it’s been stung. The treatment reduces scars, fine lines and acne. If this is the case, bees can definitely sting my face. READ MORE: 12 of the weirdest-looking beauty products out there

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

January Jones ate her placenta

Umm. The weird thing is that this is actually a thing, espeically in the celebrity world (looking at you Kourtney Kardashian and Alicia Silverstone). The Mad Men star decide to consume her own organ after learning of its high levels of vitamins and power to curb postnatal depression. Sidenote: Eva Longoria who uses a placenta cream to boost collagen production and moisture levels. READ MORE: Date night beauty must-haves

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Kim Kardashian used sister Kourtney’s breast milk to cure her psoriasis

Lets be real. Can we even be shocked by what Kim K does anymore? Since 2011, Mrs. Kardashian-West has been suffering from the scaling skin condition, so it was about time that she took matters into her own hands to cure the irritation. What did she do? Stole Kourtney’s bottled breast milk for a soothing agent.

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The strangest celebrity beauty treatments we've ever heard

Cindy Crawford sprays milk all over her face

Our October cover star is a fountain of eternal youth. Cindy Crawford's secret? A milk moisturizing mask. The supermodel mixes equal parts water and milk into a spray bottle and spritzes her face. Milk is full of minerals, proteins and calcium, which are essential for moisturizing skin. READ MORE: The 11 most luxurious beauty products

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