You may have heard about Gwyneth Paltrow getting stung by bees or Kim Kardashian getting a True Blood-style facial with her own “true blood”, but that’s only the tip of the celebrity beauty weirdness iceberg. Here are a few more celeb beauty fads that aren’t really such good ideas to try.
#1 Halle Berry Uses Coffee Body Wash
We can’t live without coffee, but usually drink it (apparently IV form is just not possible). Well, Halle Berry adds coffee to her body wash to increase blood flow and guard against cellulite. While skin care scientists from Adore Cosmetics say that caffeine-based formulations can be helpful with these concerns, it’s not as simple as adding coffee: the studies show that precisely calibrated ingredients in specific products do the trick, not just the grounds from your morning java. So we’ll stick to Starbucks in the cup, thanks.
#2 Catherine Zeta-Jones Brushes with Strawberries
In an interview with the Daily Mail, the U.K.-born beauty says she uses strawberries to brush her teeth because of their malic acid. She also likes to wash her hair with beer, so cheers!
#3 Katie Holmes Favors Snail Slime for Her Skin
At least that’s what reports say: we couldn’t find an actual quote from her saying this. But The Daily Mail and other outlets have reported that Katie uses a product that integrates slime from snails to make her skin look better. If this is true, you have to admit that you rarely see any snails with saggy, lined faces, so there’s that, we guess.
#4 Teri Hatcher Does Wine Baths
Reports also suggest that Teri Hatcher stays so young-looking by adding some red wine to her bath. Of all the unusual celeb treatments we saw, this one seems to be the most sensible, sort of—though we’d prefer that wine in a glass, the bigger the better!
#5 Sandra Bullock Puts Hemorrhoid Cream under Her Eyes
Apparently, she uses the cream as a vasoconstrictor to help reduce puffiness under the eyes. Regardless of what MS. Bullock may or may not be doing, it’s good to note that hemorrhoid cream is NOT good to have in your eye area and can cause problems, so like the disclaimers say, “Don’t try this at home!”