Will you be trying any of these?
“Maybe she’s born with it…?”
Flicking through the latest Hollywood film premiere or FROW snaps, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that celebrities from Gigi Hadid to Gwyneth Paltrow have been blessed with impeccably clear, selfie-ready skin from day one, right?
Wrong (thankfully). Just like us, they suffer from flaky skin, breakouts at the worst possible time and dry hair that no amount of luxurious conditioner will transform.
But rather than calling a super facialist, actress Daisy Ridley turned to good ol’ fashioned spices to solve her skin woes, in a hilarious Instagram post. ‘I googled at home remedies for skin and I may have been slightly liberal with the turmeric and now my hands are died yellow and I have filming tomorrow,’ Star Wars: Episode VIII, no less. ‘So I’ll keep you posted.’ YES, Daisy!
Here's our pick of the weird and wonderful homemade beauty remedies celebrities swear by…
The (Easy) Acne-Fighting Face Mask
Kendall Jenner has been open about her battle with acne in the past. But the 20-year-old supermodel has revealed on her website a very handy - and completely natural - spot treatment to help tighten pores and prevent breakouts. Just mix half a teaspoon of lemon juice, half a teaspoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of honey and apply to your skin overnight.
A Tea Steam Facial
Getting the supermodel glow just got a whole lot easier. Victoria Secret angel Miranda Kerr, reveals her crafty anti-ageing tip, which she uses as part of her weekly skincare regime: a homemade steam bath. ‘Fill your basin with a jug of freshly boiled water, add an organic green tea bag to the water, place your head over the basin and cover with a large towel,’ Kerr says. ‘Let the steam envelope your face for a few minutes to open your pores.’
The Natural Body Buffer
Halle Berry reportedly eschews expensive scrubs, in favour of ground coffee which she adds to her body wash. Coffee-based skincare brand, Frank Body, says that applying caffeine to the skin can stimulate blood-flow, which may help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and other skin conditions.
Vegan Hair Conditioner
We will never stop loving Salma Hayek’s tresses. The volume, the waves, the shine. We want all of it. But, rather surprisingly, it’s what’s inside her fridge that provides her hair with the best nutrients. ‘You can put guacamole in your hair,’ she told Buzzfeed. ‘Not with the rest of the stuff, but you can take avocado and put it in your hair.’
Blake's Beauty Basic
Blake Lively’s barnet, no matter how many times she bleaches it, always looks in the best condition. To banish split-ends she keeps things simple. ‘My mum taught me this really great beauty tip…She used to put oil or mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before she would shower,’ she told Byrdie. ‘That way, when she would shampoo, the soap wouldn't strip the bottom of the hair and dry it out, making it brittle.’ Hmm, maybe don’t try this right before a big night out.
The Organic Teeth Whitener
Gwyneth Paltrow is no stranger to bizarre beauty regimes (bee sting facials, anyone?), but this one we can, almost, get on board with: oil pulling.‘You swish coconut oil around [in your mouth] for 20 minutes,’ according to Paltrow. ‘It's supposed to be great for oral health and making your teeth white.’
Vinegar Skin Elixir
Scarlett Johansson always manages to look flawless, both on and off screen. To get HD prepped 24/7, she raids her kitchen cupboards to keep the pimples at bay. ‘I researched natural skincare and found that apple cider vinegar is really effective,’ Scarlett says. ‘Using it as a toner can be harsh, but if you have breakouts it can be really healing.’
The Zit Buster
It’s always the night before a big do that nasty spots can strike. But when your job requires that you have close-up photos taken at red carpet events, like Gigi Hadid, what's a girl to do? ‘I put toothpaste on pimples to dry them out,’ Gigi says. ‘It works.’
Olivia Munn is a fan of Japanese sweet potatoes to keep her skin smooth and refined. ‘Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I love research,’ the actress wrote on her Instagram. ‘Japanese potatoes that are high in Hyaluronic Acid help keep wrinkles away. I think that the best way to get it in your system is by eating them in foods that naturally have them.’
*Stocks up in Sainsbury's immediately