Since celebrities became a ‘thing’ people have always tried to emulate their look, beauty regimes and style. These days with social media and celebrity magazines, we are constantly flooded with the latest pictures of celebrities on holiday, at star studded events and even just walking their dog, which means there’s even more inspiration for us to take from the things they do and use to look so incredible.
You would think every celebrity had the bank balance to opt for the most expensive lotions and potions, and they probably do, but you’d be surprised to know a lot of them have some shockingly cheap and simple beauty routines and products affordable to all of us.
So what are the unusual & cheap celebrity beauty hacks we don’t know about?
Eye Cream As Face Cream
According to the Daily Mail, Beyonce “applies eye cream all over her face instead of using standard moisturiser”. Which actually makes sense, because eye cream is generally lighter and more easily absorbed than standard face cream. Although this is a simple hack, it’s probably not something to follow if your eye cream is expensive – the tubes and tubs are tiny so you’ll look great, but your bank balance will be empty!
Kale is definitely a big hit at the moment, with people juicing it, steaming it and consuming it in raw salads. It’s the humble superfood that causes everyone and anyone to go ‘Kale Yeah!’. Mr Weatherford, advisor to singer Rhianna and model Karlie Kloss states that “it’s important to nourish the body from within” – (Daily Mail). And it makes sense – true health comes from within, so if you want your skin to naturally glow – eat the right foods.
Mayo Hair Dip
Hair can become extremely brittle at the ends when you don’t have regular trims, or when you colour or bleach it regularly. According to Blake lively her Mum 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.” – (Daily Mail). According to the same article, it’s a tip she still follows today which shows sometimes Mums do know best!
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
Lots of celebrities will try and be eco-friendly and stick to more natural beauty regimes where possible. They might have access to all the most expensive products, but that doesn’t necessarily mean those products are the best. According to the Daily Mail – “Scarlett Johansson decided to seek a natural way to keep her porcelain skin clear and glowing.”. Apple cider vinegar might not smell very nice, but it’s only around 80p a bottle from a well known supermarket, and have you seen her skin? Perfection.
Strawberry Teeth Whitening
Catherine Zeta Jones is a home grown beauty from Wales and it looks like her beauty solutions are pretty home grown as well. In a recent Now interview she stated – “‘I love to eat an apple after a meal, just to cleanse my teeth – they always look polished afterwards,If there aren’t any apples in the fruit bowl, a strawberry will suffice.The juice or pulp of strawberries contains malic acid which serves as an astringent and can lighten surface stains.”. – (Daily Mail). So there you have it, save yourself hundreds avoiding laser teeth whitening and nosh on some of Britain’s red dimpled favourites to get that A lister smile!
In an interview with Cosmopolitan Halle Berry said that she likes to mix ground coffee and body wash together to create a detoxifying scrub. Although it might sound odd to some, this isn’t actually that crazy. When you drink coffee it is known to cause cellulite but when you apply it directly to the skin, it has the opposite effect as it contains lots of useful antioxidants that help drain the lymphatic system and flush out those pesky dimples.
Loofah Hair Smoother
If you thought straighteners were the only way to get Gwyneth’s poker straight locks, you were wrong. According to the Daily Mail – “Gwyneth’s hairdresser apparently wraps her damp hair around the sponge before blasting it with a hairdryer to tame loose flyaways.”.
Loo Roll Armpit Mops
One of the worst things that can happen when you go on a night out is you sweat on the journey and start off your evening with ugly sweat patches on your dress. Nobody can walk that look off with confidence. Jessica Biel told Elle – “In the car on my way to premieres and awards shows, I’ll sit with tissue paper under my armpits so I don’t soil the delicate dress fabric.” – (Daily Mail). It’s a novel way to keep sweat ruining your look but we sure don’t fancy catching the number 28 into town with loo roll under our pits!
So there you have it, a few wacky and wonderful beauty hacks from those at the top of their game. Will you be using a loofah to straighten your hair? Or are you planning on dipping your hair in mayo when you get a shower later? We say, do whatever works for you, we love the sound of Halle’s coffee scrub but we’ll be sticking to drinking our Soy Hazelnut Latte for now.