The Weirdest Celebrity Skincare Hacks

Celebrities do not always use high-end products. In fact, sometimes they use DIY hacks that cost less than a Starbucks drink. And sometimes those hacks are clever…or just straight up bizarre. Here is a list of the weirdest skincare hacks out there in case you are curious—try them at your own risk.

Washing your face with olive oil

If you have ever wondered if cooking oil can be used as face wash, wonder no more. Chloë Grace Moretz says that washing her face with olive oil does wonders for her cystic acne. “I swear my skin is so much clearer because of it,” she told Allure. However, we would not recommend using it as everyone has different skin types, so what works for her might actually break you out. Instead, try Avene XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil , as it is formulated to use during skin’s flare-ups due to eczema and dermatitis.

Dunking your face in cold water

To set her makeup, supermodel Bella Hadid dunks her face in cold water for 10 seconds. This Korean beauty hack involves submerging your fully made-up face in a bowl of cold water to “seal it.” While it looks effective, that seems like a lot of work to do every day, so we recommend using Jane Iredale Balance Hydration Spray  as a way more effective alternative. This setting spray not only hydrates the skin, but also calms down acne-prone skin since it is formulated with green tea extract.

Exfoliating with cat litter

This one is probably the weirdest hack on this list, but Snooki likes to mix cat litter with water to get rid of dead skin cells. The self-proclaimed “cheapo” does not like to spend a lot of money on spa treatments so she found on Google that cat litter does the trick. However, Rebecca O’Sullivan, an esthetician at Chicago’s Sine Qua Non Salon, does not advice putting cat litter on the face because it is a known neurotoxin for humans and can tear the skin. Save yourself the trouble and opt for Dermalogica’s Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant  instead. This skin polisher sloughs off dead skin instantly without damaging your skin thanks to its advanced technology ingredients.

Applying hemorrhoid cream under your eyes

The secret to Kim Kardashian’s bright undereye is not an expensive eye cream, but actually a hemorrhoid cream! Her makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, says he uses Preparation H. to reduce the appearance of wrinkles underneath her eyes. The ingredients in the cream really do help to tighten the skin temporarily by constricting the blood vessels, but if used too often can dry out the skin. Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Eye Cream  is a safer, and way more powerful product, as it contains a potent concentration of retinol complex that visibly tightens skin and dimishes signs of aging.

Moisturzing your lips with a nipple repair cream

Margot Robbie believes lip balm contains additives that dry out your lips, so instead she uses Bepanthen, a nipple repair cream for breastfeeding mothers. Some lip balms actually do contain dehydrating ingredients like phenol and menthol, but Avene’s Cold Cream Lip Balm does not. It is an ultra-hydrating lip balm formulated with vitamins E and F to help relieve chapped lips in an instant.

Wake Up Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed

Wake up Bright Eyed

CC by Sarah Nitt

When I wake up in the mornings I either look normal, pretty bad or terrible. I normally stay in the “pretty bad” range. Why? Because I was blessed with under-eye bags that use any excuse to dominate my should-be fresh and rested face. Some rare mornings, I can wake up looking great…but again, that’s rare. So, of course, I did some research to find out how I can look normal from the moment I first open my eyes.

1. For starters, Dr. Perricone, a leading skin expert, recommends eliminating or reducing carbs from your dinner the night before to reduce eye puffiness.

2. Add a teeny bit of sunless, self-tanner to a night cream like the DDF Anti Aging Restoring Night Serum to wake up with a healthier glow. A slight tan can do wonders in concealing puffiness or bags.

3. Wash your face a couple of hours before bedtime to avoid being “too tired” to wash your face before bed. This will help avoid clogging pores with toxins, makeup and dirt throughout the night.

4. Wash your face with cool water and Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser, which contains anti-inflammatory properties, to relieve puffiness or swelling.

5. Use an eye mask like Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Cooling Masque to help reduce puffiness.

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