Pretty Weird Things Celebrities Do As Part Of Their Beauty Routine

Jordan Claes
Beyoncé standing beside an old wooden bookcase, wearing a wool skirt and matching shirt, with round sunglasses.
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Despite what many celebrities may claim, the vast majority of them don't actually wake up looking flawless. The truth is, the older we get, the harder we have to work in order to look young and vibrant.

Thankfully, we have a seemingly never-ending source of celebrity hacks that are guaranteed to help you look your best. Have a look below and check out these pretty weird things that celebrities do as part of their beauty routine.

Ryan Seacrest is willing to do anything to avoid under-eye wrinkles.

Ryan Seacrest taking a selfie while out walking.
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So much so that he uses sheep placenta under his eyes to tighten and hydrate the skin. Considering the longtime host of American Idol hasn't aged a day in the past decade, perhaps it's worth a try.

Kesha has a secret ingredient for crafting the perfect smokey eye.

Kesha holding a plastic skeleton, standing against a white backdrop with cut-out black bats.
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"I was at CVS Pharmacy recently, getting essentials, and I saw men's beard dye and I thought, 'I'll put it on my eyebrows.' It makes them really dark and wild-looking," she told Refinery29.

January Jones adds beer to her bubble bath.

January Jones is known for being...unconventional. Jones said that her inspiration for adding beer to her bath came from the great Egyptian ruler, Cleopatra, who allegedly used to do the same thing.

Blake Lively knows the secret ingredient for great hair, as well as a great sandwich.

Blake Lively running her fingers through her hair.

Blake explained how her mother taught her to wash the bottom half of her hair with mayonnaise. That way, the shampoo doesn't strip the oils as it's being rinsed.

Shailene Woodley makes her own toothpaste.

Shailene Woodley lying on the grass, wearing a bandana.
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That may not sound strange in and of itself, but the main ingredient Shailene reaches for is clay— like bentonite and zeolite. She then takes the clay and combines it with a mixture of coconut water, peppermint, and cinnamon oil.

Catherine Zeta-Jones swears by this at-home hair conditioner, made from two simple ingredients.

Catherine Zeta-Jones taking a mirror selfie, wearing a combat jacket that says :God save the Queen" on the back.
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Catherine has crafted a hair conditioner made from honey and her favorite brand of beer. She says it makes her smell like a brewery for days, but that it's well worth it.

Snooki from 'The Jersey Shore' prefers a cheaper alternative for skin exfoliants.

Snooki saying "Yaaas."
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During an appearance on Conan, Snooki revealed to the late-night host that her favorite thing to use as a face exfoliant is clean kitty litter. It sounds disgusting, but it works.

Julianne Hough has a proven method for whiter teeth.

Julianne Hough taking a selfie in her living room.
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"I've actually been trying turmeric," she told E! News. "You'd think it would be the opposite and it'd stain your teeth, but it actually makes them whiter. Tumeric is the bomb."

Demi Moore helped popularize a trend known as "leech facials."

Demi Moore wearing a black blazer and blue leather gloves.
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Unfortunately, it's even more gruesome than it sounds. In this procedure, doctors apply leeches to the patient's stomach, and after they've sucked out the requisite amount of blood — doctors drain the leech and proceed to smear it over the patient's face.

Zac Efron's secret is all about addition by subtraction.

Zac Efron running his hands through his hair.
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Many men have been secretly admiring Zac's perfect hairdo for years, wondering what his secret is to that effortlessly perfect look. "If you really want your hair to look good, just don't wash it for a day. That's my secret," Zac confessed to

Victoria Beckham's beauty hack is full of crap.

Victoria Beckham taking a mirror selfie in her bathroom, wearing a pink velvet top and red leather pants.
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No, I mean it's literally full of crap. Posh Spice is reportedly a huge fan of Geisha Facials, which can cost upwards of £100. The active ingredient is derived from nightingale droppings, which Victoria has used to help combat her acne.

Angelina Jolie has a very fishy routine when it comes to moisturizing her body.

Angelina Jolie hunching her shoulders in an armchair.

The Oscar-winning actress likes to smear caviar, extracted from the eggs Baerii sturgeon, all over her body. In case you were curious, Baerii caviar starts at €57 a tin and can get as pricey as €475.

Coca-Cola isn't just a refreshing drink, according to Suki Waterhouse.

Suki Waterhouse standing on the Las Vegas strip.
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The British supermodel told Us Weekly that instead of reaching for the shampoo bottle, she prefers to rinse her hair out with Coca-Cola. Suki explained that it gives the hair a perfectly touseled look.

Margot Robbie believes that traditional lip balm is a scam.

Margot Robbie sipping a glass of champagne in 'The Big Short'.

Margot believes (as do I) that traditional lip balms have additives in them to dry out your lips — thus making you buy more and more. That's why Margot turns to a product called Bepanathen, which has traditionally been used to treat dry nipples.

Attention all men, Jonathan Van Ness is your new self-care god.

This one isn't necessarily weird, although the majority of men may deem it so. The reality is, fellas, that beauty and self-care are two areas that we've long neglected. If you're looking for a place to start, look no further than Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness.

Lady Gaga has discovered a much safer and more cost-effective alternative to plastic surgery.

Instead of opting for a facelift, Gaga instead has discovered the magic of tape. She uses it in order to pull back her eyes, as well as her neck.

Ashley Graham's eyelashes stand out for a reason.

During an Instagram Live session, Ashley gave her fans and followers a peek at her daily beauty routine. She revealed that she uses göt2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel in order to get her eyelashes to stand up and stay put.

Gwyneth Paltrow's beauty secret really stings.

Gwyneth Paltrow taking a selfie while lying down, wearing large gold-rimmed glasses.
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Back in 2016, Gwyneth made headlines after revealing that she had begun apitherapy — the practice of letting bees sting you on purpose. According to Gwyneth, this helps reduce inflammation and the appearance of scars.

Chloë Grace Moretz has a tasty solution to traditional face wash.

Chloe Grace Moretz leaning against the counter, inside an old hobby shop.
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Chloë doesn't reach for a bottle of Neutrogena or Nivea when it comes time to scrub her face. Instead, the reigning Scream Queen prefers to use regular old olive oil for deep cleaning.

Nicole Kidman has discovered two elixirs for protecting color-treated hair.

Nicole Kidman smiling in 'Nine Perfect Strangers'.
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For redheads, Nicole recommends washing your hair with cranberry juice. If you happen to have blonde hair, a champagne rinse is just what the doctor ordered. The best part is you can drink whatever's leftover!

Beyoncé uses a childhood staple in order to tame her eyebrows before a show.

Beyoncé wearing a red jogging suit, white heart-shaped sunglasses, leaning back on a white couch.
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In order to make sure that her eyebrows stay put, Queen Bey's makeup team uses an Elmer's Glue Stick before shows. It provides long-lasting hold and washes off easily.