Celebs are just extraordinary, over the top and weird at times. Like, they never really do normal things and whatever it is that they venture into, it’s always one step weirder. The outfits, the makeup, food… everything. And now even FACIALS! Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie are known to have a specific face or beauty treatment that they get done on a monthly basis which is why they can look picture-perfect 24/7. But did you know that some of these facials are just beyond bizarre, and normal people like you and me would find it weird?
Here are some of the weirdest and even gross facials celebs have gotten that will make you cringe.
Now, now, calm your titties gurls! It’s not what you think. Penis facials or also known as Epidermal Growth Factor Serum is a face treatment that involves the use of stem cells which are extracted from the foreskin of circumcised newborn Korean babies. And yes! Celebs do get it done.
This is how it works: The FDA-approved stem cells and peptides penetrate deep into the skin by using a special electric micro-needling wand. Stem cells are actually quite commonly used in skincare and cosmetic products, usually infused in creams and serums. The theory and effectiveness behind this is that, adding stem cells directly to the skin helps rejuvenate the skin, because it is introducing new tissue, which makes you look younger. Now you know why some celebs don’t look like they’ve aged at all. Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock are regular customers of this treatment and have sworn by this facial for the longest time.
Bee Venom Face Masks
Bee venom facials are more known as “facelift in a jar”. This is an alternative if you still want to look snatched but don’t want to go under the needle. However, I don’t quite see the difference between going under the needle and putting bee venom on your face. This facial is done exclusively by a trained and certified bee venom facial expert in Australia. The treatment is a proven skin rejuvenation procedure developed by Deborah’s Heaven Skincare called ABEETOXIN that is basically Botox in cream form.
Bee venom has 20 known compounds that promote significant anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and skin rejuvenating benefits. This unique and weird facial has been created with sustainable, natural as well as organic (pretty organic, considering it comes from bees) ingredients that help tackle various problems like sun-damage, aging and pigmentation.
It’s such an “amazing” facial that even the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, finds herself applying this on her skin. Other celebs who have done bee venom facials are Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Bird Poop Facial
Yup, celebs have even gone to the point of putting bird droppings on their faces. These facials are also known as geisha facials or Japanese Nightingale Facials which were used by ancient Japanese geishas for over 1,000 years to lighten, brighten and cleanse their skin (when they found out that bird droppings could help remove their makeup). It comes in a powder form, in which the Nightingale poop is dried, sanitised and then powdered.
There’s not much of a complicated process to this, you just go to a spa that offers this facial and get comfortable as you get bird poop smeared all over your face. Bird poop is so good for your skin apparently that Victoria Beckham and Tom Cruise swear by it. If you don’t want to pay hundreds of dollars for facials like this, you can even purchase the powdered version in a bottle and have a bird poop facial at home.
If bird poop and bee venom aren’t weird enough, we have celebs having placenta facials. The sheep placenta extract apparently has anti-aging properties and is filled with amino acids, enzymes, minerals and proteins that do wonders for skin rejuvenation.
This unusual and sort of disturbing treatment involves taking the placenta that contains rich nutrients, then freezing it and mixing it together with a gel which is then smothered all over a clean face that has been exfoliated, steamed and pores opened by LED light. Harry Styles is one of the celebs that gets his placenta facials done once every six weeks and this treatment takes him about 90 minutes. If you’ve ever wondered how Jennifer Lopez doesn’t look like she’s aged since the 90s, it’s that placenta facial.
Yuck! But Supermodel Miranda Kerr admitted to getting leech facials and even recommending it to Gwyneth Paltrow.
Leeches are segmented worms that feed on the blood of their prey. Leeches can extract up to 20 millilitres of blood in 10 to 30 minutes from your face. At some point, when it’s fully bloated with your blood, the leech naturally drops-off after becoming engorged. Pretty wild for a small creature.
Then, the facial experts will extract the blood from the leech and mix it back onto the patients skin. Apparently this helps attain tighter and more youthful skin. I just don’t see the logic in this, but I guess it works cause look at Miranda Kerr.
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