11 of the Strangest Celebrity Health & Beauty Habits

 

Gwyenth Paltrow

Gets apitherapy – or, bee sting therapy.

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Paltrow is the queen when it comes to experimenting with unconventional wellness trends, from steaming her vagina to chanting to her beauty products before they hit shelves. Her latest obsession? Getting stung by bees. ““People use it to get rid of inflammation and scarring,” she told the Times about the self-described thousand-year old treatment. “It’s actually pretty incredible if you research it. But, man, it’s painful.” 

Shailene Woodley

Collects her own spring water.

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Woodley isn’t too far behind Paltrow as far as all-natural, slightly quirky, wellness habits go. The Divergent actress, who has noted in the past that she’s a fan of making her own medicine and eating clay, has one hobby that she’s especially fond of: collecting her own water. While it’s not always easy with all the traveling she does, she tries to make it up to mountain water streams whenever she can. “You have to be careful about it though,” she said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “You could have some danger zones … something funky in the water.”

Tom Cruise

Gets poop facials.

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The supposed secret to Cruise’s youthful look – the actor could easily be mistaken for a man in his 30’s despite being 53 – is the same one that keeps Victoria Beckham looking fabulous: bird poop. Thanks to Japanese Geisha facials, which consist of a mask made from powdered nightingale excrements, rice bran, and water, Cruise and his fellow poop-facial enthusiasts can enjoy the damage-reversing effects of the treatment while reaping some serious anti-aging benefits.

Kate Hudson

Dunks her face in ice water in the morning.

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Looking fatigued in the morning just isn’t an option for Hudson, who deals with rough mornings by giving herself a refreshing – albeit freezing – ice water facial. “If I wake up and feel really tired—or even if I’m just feeling emotional—I’ll put ice in a bowl with a bit of water, stick my face in it and hold it in as long as I can,” she told Glo. “Then I come up for air and do it again and again until I’ve woken up. It feels really good.”

 

Sandra Bullock

Uses hemorrhoid cream on her face.

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To minimize under-eye circles, Bullock took a page right out of the Miss Congeniality handbook and began applying her Preparation H as a facial cream. Because it’s a vasoconstrictor, the cream helps reduce inflammation and puffiness by helping the blood vessels under the eyes contract.  According to Bullock, applying hemorrhoid cream facially is also a fantastic way to minimize and prevent wrinkles.

Brad Pitt

Makes his own soap.

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Weary of paraben- and toxin-packed soaps, Pitt decided a few years back to steer clear of commercial varieties in favor of coming up with his own cleansing solution. His preference, at least at the time, was a combination of lemons, water, and apple cider vinegar. When that didn’t work – Angelina Jolie reportedly described her hubby’s scent as similar to that of a sheepdog, suggesting that it definitely didn’t work – he has also been a proponent of cleansing oneself on the fly with baby wipes. 

Amar’e Stoudmire

Bathes in wine.

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The NBA star made headlines a couple years back when he posted a photo to Instagram that showed off his love for vinotherapy – bathing in red wine – to help his body rejuvenate after practice. “The red wine bath is very important to me because it allows me to create more circulation in my red blood cells,” Stoudemire told ESPN. “Plus, it’s very hot, so it’s like a hot tub. But it’s also the red wine … just kind of soothes the body.”

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Uses strawberries to whiten her teeth.

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While the rest of us have been busy eating our strawberries, Zeta-Jones has been using the fruit to buff up her pearly whites. “The juice or pulp of strawberries contains malic acid which serves as an astringent and can lighten surface stains,” she explained in an interview, adding that pineapples have a similar effect. The actress is also a fan of biting down on an apple to naturally clean her teeth.

 

Mark Zuckerberg

Spent a year eating only foods that he killed himself.
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His hunter/gatherer days are over now, but a few years back, Zuckerberg spent a full 365 days committed to only eating foods that he killed himself. The idea behind it, according to the social media mogul, was to gain a deeper appreciation of the foods that he eats and to get in touch with where his food is coming from. He noted in an email to Fortune that the experience forced him to stick to a much healthier diet and taught him about sustainable farming and raising of animals.

 

Suki Waterhouse

Washes her hair with Coca Cola.

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Soda may not be on the list of health-approved beverages that you want lying around your kitchen, but it might deserve a place in your shower, if Waterhouse’s habits are any indication of Coca Cola’s benefits. The model and actress has reportedly admitted to using the fizzy soft drink instead of shampoo, claiming that it gives her hair volume and texture. “I don’t like my hair when it’s washed,” she said in an interview with US Weekly. “It’s fine and limp. But Coca-Cola makes it tousled, like I’ve gone through the Amazon or something.”

 

Ryan Phillippe

Gets his vitamins from an IV.

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When getting your vitamins and minerals from food proves to be a challenge, you can just pull a Phillipe circa 2014 and grab yourself a vitamin drip. The actor and his then girlfriend (now fiancée), Paulina Slagter, were just two of several celebs that got on the vitamin IV bandwagon, where nutrients were transferred the body via intravenous nutritional therapy. The benefits of the procedure were hardly clear-cut, though, with many experts claiming that getting your vitamins and minerals by mainlining them instead of ingesting them could pose more risks than anything else.

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About Tamara Rahoumi

Tamara Rahoumi is a writer on The Path Editorial Team. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in magazine journalism at NYU. Her passion for wellness always has her researching the latest fitness trends, experimenting with recipes from superfood cookbooks, and working towards an overall healthier and happier lifestyle. In addition to reading her articles on The Path, you can follow her adventures on her lifestyle blog, The Curly Nomad.