A few weeks ago I filmed an E! News segment on DIY Beauty Treatments of the Stars and it aired last week, but I have yet to see it! I’m trying to obtain a copy of the clip, but for now, in case you missed it too. Here’s what your favorite A-listers have reported they mix up straight out of their own kitchens and use to make their hair shine, bodies super soft and teeth whiter.
Jessica Alba refrigerates a bottle of mint tea and spritzes it on her face to liven up her skin. You got it, peppermint tea not only relaxes your mind and body, but it also hydrates, tones and awakens dull skin.
DIY: Brew a bag of peppermint tea and let it cool. Pour the tea into a spray bottle and refrigerate. If you place it directly into the refrigerator when it’s hot it will spoil. Your brew can last up to two weeks.
Catherine Zeta Jones keeps her teeth pearly white by eating an apple after every meal so they look polished, but her real trick to making them sparkle is by using the pulp of strawberries, which contain malic acid and serves as an astringent to lighten surface stains.
DIY: After you brush, mash up a ripe strawberry until it turns white. You’ll see the substance change form. Spread it onto a clean toothbrush and scrub your teeth in a circular motion to polish. Rinse with warm water.
Juliana Margulies creates her own super sweet body scrub with sugar and body oil.
DIY: Take one packet of sugar and mix it in a bowl containing one tablespoon of oil. Believe it or not, that’s enough for to exfoliate your whole body! Make sure to rub the scrub in circular motions all over your body to rid any dead skin cells. Upon stepping out of the shower, make sure to moisturize within five minutes while your skin is still damp.
Snooki revealed that she exfoliates her face with clean cat litter, which of course I wouldn’t recommend! Try this sanitary way instead with products from your kitchen.
DIY: Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your everyday facial cleanser and rub it in circular motions to rid dead skin cells. The baking soda creates a paste and is a very effective natural exfoliant.
Claire Danes makes a foot mask with cucumbers to soothe and moisturize her tired feet.
DIY: Take 2 whole cucumbers, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil and pureeing them in a blender. Then divide the mixture into two plastic baggies and slide each of your feet into each bag and massage the cucumber mask into your skin. Leave them on for about 10 minutes. The cucumber is extra refreshing and reviving for tired toes, the lemon helps exfoliate and the olive oil deeply moisturizes for super softness.