Celebrities are often hailed for their celestial beauty. Untouched by dark circles under the eyes, dulled skin, and lines and wrinkles that we mere mortals are plagued with, for the most part they may continue to live their lives with all the grace and beauty that the rest of us dream of. Of course, whilst some may be held as gods and goddesses of the screens and magazines, they too are only human. So what’s their secret?
At KP Aesthetics in Hale, Altrincham, I deliver the most-effective and innovative aesthetic treatments to my wonderful patients with wonderful results. However, my treatments are the more conventional, and widely recognised for revitalising, rejuvenating, and reforming the skin, such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, and Dermapen. These are still favourites of the stars, but celebrities are also renowned for their experimentation with beauty treatments; the extreme, the unconventional, and the downright outrageous. We take a look at 4 of the most absurd here.
Going for Gold – The 24-Carat Facial
This is one of the luxury beauty treatments that have been in the media and all over Instagram for some time. In fact, gold has been used for beauty and medicinal purposes for thousands of years, particularly in India, China, and the Far East. This very indulgent facial, reported to cost up to $7000 is supposed to tackle age spots, sun damage, inflammation, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. The gold contents are an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory but no more so than other, less blingy, less expensive, elements. The general consensus is that the masks work for an immediate tightness but certainly not a lasting effect. If you are looking for long lasting tightness, brightness, and beautifully even skin, you may wish to try Dermapen treatments at KP Aesthetics instead.
Snail Slime for Sublime Skin
The idea is that snail slime contains collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, peptides, anti-oxidants and the likes – in short, all of the buzzwords we are told to look out for to keep our skin smooth, plumped and youthful. Whilst many celebs, including Katie Holmes, swear by snail powers, science says there’s no hard evidence that the application of this slime to the skin will have the effects that we want. If you dream of definition, plumper and tighter skin for a youthful complexion, dermal filler treatments at KP Aesthetics do have scientific evidence fully in support of the lasting effects.
Eye Spy Haemorrhoid Cream
Here’s another unusual one; cream that would ordinarily be used for – the lower regions – is now being used to reduce puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes. Kim Kardashian and Sandra Bullock are just two of the celebrities looking to tackle the visible signs of ageing with the medicinal cream. Though the initial effectiveness is promising, delivering tighter skin and reduced puffiness around the eyes, studies have shown that prolonged use of haemorrhoid cream can weaken the delicate skin and therefore become more prone to sun damage, swelling, and wrinkles. Where lines and wrinkles and bags around the eyes are damaging your confidence, Xela Rederm treatment may be a better option. Specifically designed to target the delicate area around the eyes, the Xela Rederm solution made up of hyaluronic acid and succinic acid work together to hydrate the skin, whilst promoting the production of collagen and elastin.
Beckham’s Bird Poo Facials
It may not be the first thing we think of for glowing and hydrated skin, but Victoria Beckham is by no means the only celeb to use bird poo in her beauty regime. Ground into a fine powder and mixed with water to form a paste, the nightingale faeces is high in urea, which works to lock moisture in the skin, and guanine, which supposedly tightens and brightens for a smooth and even skin tone. The nightingales are now protected and their droppings are no longer allowed to be collected meaning that supplies are diminishing. At KP Aesthetics, we don’t do the bird poo. However, I do offer a large range of ZO products that are prescription strength and specifically designed to combat problem skin, uneven skin tones, and the visible signs of ageing.
We may not share the lifestyles of the celebrities, or their go-to beauty regimes, but we can have our share of beautiful skin and lashings of confidence with the treatments available at KP Aesthetics. If you would like to discuss a skin problem, or learn more about particular treatments, get in touch today.