Celebrities reveal some bizarre beauty secrets
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Always wondered how Gwyneth Paltrow gets her envious locks looking so sleek and glam? Is it an expensive shampoo and conditioner? Or maybe a fancy blow dryer? No, in fact it’s just your run-of-the-mill loofah brush.
According to hairdresser, David Babaii, he got Gwynnie’s hair ready for the front cover of an American magazine by wrapping damp pieces of hair around a loofah brush before blasting off with heat to add texture and tamed flyaway strands using a tongue brush.
From applying fake tan with cling film to using lard to rid stretch marks, we have complied a list of what we believe are the most bizarre and wackiest celeb beauty secrets.
If you’ve found your bleached blonde locks have gone a less then desirable shade of green caused by a heavily chlorinated pool why not apply ketchup to it before your shampoo. Leaving the ketchup in for a few minutes before rinsing off with warm water will help restore your hair’s former golden tone as the redness from the ketchup helps neutralise the green.
After getting your morning fix of coffee saving some of the leftover coffee grounds can be used to help battle cellulite. Caffeine has been claimed to get our fat cells working and by massaging them into our skin can help keep cellulite at bay.
Fans of wearing fake lashes should always include a small rubber-coated infant feeding spoon in their make-up bag if they want to tone down their mascara. Holding the spoon under the lashes whilst applying a non-oily make-up remover over the top of them will help keep fake lashes in place as well as keeping other eye make-up intact. The remover and unwanted mascara will run into the spoon and away from the face.
Using lard can be a good way to stave off stretch marks during pregnancy. It is known as being an excellent treatment for stretch marks and the best thing about it is its cheap! If you apply the lard after bathing and wait for it to absorb into the skin it can really help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
If you’ve ever struggled to apply fake tan to your back this could be the tip for you. Get a long piece of cling film, lay it on the floor and apply some fake tan to the middle of it. Stand in front of the cling film and take an end of each strip in each hand and apply to your back in the same way you would if you were drying your back with a towel.
HAIR GEL AND SELLOTAPE
It can be quite tricky to apply glitter to your face and body but using a non-alcoholic hair gel can really help make it stick. After removing your make-up, sellotape is a good tool to use to help clear up any stray bits of glitter or make-up from your face.
Unscented body butter such as E45 can work wonderers in turning your hair from frizzy to glossy. Applying a small amount into the palm of you hand and massaging through your hair can instantly soften and hydrate your locks.
When it comes to the tricky matter of applying false eye lashes make-up artist Ariane Poole suggests wrapping them around a pencil first. Wrapping the lashes around a pencil helps break their spine to bring back the curve they so often lose from being packaged up for so long. This will help make them fit more closely to the eyelid.
By Michael Parker