Celebrities keep some weird beauty secrets -- Cindy Crawford admits she sprays milk on her face and Teri Hatcher swears by a wine bath. But one of the oddest tricks we've heard of is the Geisha Facial -- which is made from actual bird poop.
Made popular by Victoria Beckham, the bird poop facial now has a new fan -- Tom Cruise. The actor reportedly indulges in the $180 a pop beauty regime composed of powdered nightingale droppings and other natural ingredients like rice bran.
"Tom doesn't go in for Botox or surgery, but he does pay close attention to all the new and popular natural treatments," an unnamed source told Now magazine. "He recently started experimenting with the nightingale poo facial."
Beautician Shizuka Bernstein borrowed the technique from geishas, who once used nightingale droppings as a natural exfoliant. Shizuka spa applies the exfoliating mixture and uses an ultraviolet light to sanitize the skin in the hour-long procedure.
We wonder who else is borrowing Victoria's beauty secret and indulging in this bizarre spa treatment.
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To keep 'em shiny, Zeta-Jones reportedly cerveza-s her strands. "I do condition my hair with honey and beer," the actress has said, <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1128664/The-beer-shampoo-strawberry-toothpaste-keeps-Catherine-Zeta-Jones-looking-youthful.html" target="_hplink">according to the <em>Daily Mail.</em></a> "I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards, but it's very good for the hair."
The Jersey Shorette once chatted with Conan about one of her beauty "tricks" -- using cat litter (yes, cat litter) as an inexpensive exfoliant. According to <a href="http://thegloss.com/beauty/snooki-cat-litter-688/" target="_hplink"><em>The Gloss,</em></a> when the host asked if Snooks had any concerns about the strong chemicals in the litter, she shrugged: "I haven't broke out at all yet."
<a href="http://www.oprah.com/style/Beauty-Advice-from-Vintage-Books-By-Celebrities" target="_hplink">According to <em>O, The Oprah Magazine,</em></a> the legendary actress dished on some of her favorite beauty tips in her book "My Way of Life." Her recipe for treating dry hair? A "masque" of mayonaise.
Simpson caught a lot of flack for her questionable teeth-cleaning techniques, copping to forgoing regular toothbrushing in favor of mouth wash and a good ol' swipe with whatever she's got on. Like, on her person. <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/news/jessica-simpson-i-dont-brush-my-teeth-2010123" target="_hplink">As <em>UsWeekly </em>reports,</a> the crooner turned fashion mogul told iheartradio: "Sometimes, I'll use my sweater!"
According to reports, the actress doesn't just drink wine, she also dips in it. <a href="http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/wine/entries/2006/05/13/desperate_house.html" target="_hplink">As the <em>Dayton Daily News </em>wrote,</a> Hatcher's been known to dump leftover wine into the tub in order to help soothe her skin. "Wine has a natural skin softener and exfoliant in it, and it just makes you feel luxurious," the oenophile said.
To keep her supermodel looks, Crawford reportedly turns to milk. <a href="http://www.dailyglow.com/blogs/skin-and-hair-care/weird-wacky-yet-effective-celebrity-beauty-tips" target="_hplink">According to the <em>Daily Glow,</em></a> she mixes a little with water and sprays it on her face throughout the day.
<a href="http://www.elle.com/Beauty/Makeup-Skin-Care/Exotic-Celebrity-Beauty-Secrets/(imageIndex)/9/(play)/false" target="_hplink">According to <em>Elle,</em></a> Beckham is a fan of the so-called Geisha facial -- a.k.a, the bird poop technique. <a href="http://www.shizukany.com/geisha-facial.html" target="_hplink">The New York spa that offers</a> the treatment claims that powdered nightingale droppings are used to help exfoliate the skin. It says it was once the preferred technique of geishas.
Heather Locklear told reporters that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/17/semen-anti-aging_n_3101168.html?utm_hp_ref=style&ir=Style" target="_blank">she uses "semen" on her face</a> as an anti-aging product. While we don't know if she was being completely serious, we do know that some studies have shown semen to contain antioxidants that smooth skin and reduce wrinkles. Who knew?