COULD the secret to A-list beauty be found in your kitchen cupboards?
Jenny Francis tries out a range of DIY beauty hacks which can be found in your cupboard[/caption]
Here, JENNY FRANCIS tries celebs’ DIY beauty hacks and gives them a rating out of five.
First up for Jenny is a coffee scrub[/caption]
Oscar-winning actress HALLE BERRY, 51, uses coffee as a bodyscrub in the shower.
WHY: Ground coffee is a natural exfoliant that can scrub away dead skin, boost circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Coffee is a natural exfoliator[/caption]
Celebs like Halle Berry rave about using coffee body scrubs[/caption]
VERDICT: This smells amazing – if you like coffee.
But it goes everywhere, making it incredibly messy.
My legs were much smoother, though.
Sun rating: 4/5
Strawberries are thought to be used as natural teeth whiteners[/caption]
Welsh beauty CATHERINE ZETA-JONES, 48, uses strawberries as a teeth whitener.
WHY: The fruit’s acidic content is said to do the job.
The acid in the fruit is what causes them to clean teeth[/caption]
Catherine Zeta-Jones is said to use the berries for her smile[/caption]
VERDICT: I tried various ways of doing this – rubbing the berries on my teeth, brushing with them and holding the fruit with my teeth for long periods.
It tastes great but it makes you dribble and didn’t work.
Sun rating: 1/5
Avocados are a superfood, but do they work wonders when applied to hair?[/caption]
A-lister SALMA HAYEK, 51, puts guacamole on her barnet.
WHY: Avocado oil helps rejuvenate and moisturise the scalp.
And its proteins, amino acids and vitamins promote hair growth.
Jenny leaves the avocados on her hair for half an hour[/caption]
Salma Hayek’s locks can be credited to avocados[/caption]
VERDICT: I put two avocados in a blender then coated my locks.
I left it for 30 minutes before rinsing. While my scalp felt softer and hair smoother, the sink was blocked with clumps of goo.
Sun rating: 3/5
Powdered milk in the bath is said to make skin softer[/caption]
Telly presenter HOLLY WILLOUGHBY, 36, pours powdered milk into her bath.
WHY: The dairy product contains lactic acid, which can gently loosen dead skin.
It is said to boost hydration and collagen.
Jenny was happy with the results but the smell is a turn off[/caption]
Holly Willoughby’s baby soft skin is thanks to the lactic acid in the milk[/caption]
VERDICT: My bath was not the usual relaxing experience with the smell of milk.
However, my skin was smoother. Holly is on to a winner.
Sun rating: 5/5
Beauty experts have raved about the benefits of cider vinegar[/caption]
SCARLETT JOHANSSON, 32, uses apple cider vinegar on her skin.
WHY?: It has antibacterial and anti-viral properties and can shrink pores.
The vinegar is said to have antibacterial properties[/caption]
Beauty Scarlett Johansson credits her skin to cider vinegar[/caption]
VERDICT: While it removed my make-up, it smelled really bad and didn’t improve my skin tone or pores.
Sun rating: 2/5
Pepto-Bismol can be doubled up as a facemask[/caption]
Victoria’s Secret model DEVON WINDSOR, 23, uses antacid medication Pepto-Bismol as a face mask.
WHY: It contains salicylic acid and is gentler on skin than some acne treatments.
Some suggest that the medication is gentler to the skin than acne medication[/caption]
Model Devon Windsor’s stunning skin is a result of the Pepto-Bismol[/caption]
VERDICT: It stung and stank like mouth-wash. My pores were only a little smaller.
Sun rating: 2/5
Mayonnaise is great to eat, but does it serve up as a hair mask?[/caption]
Gossip Girl actress BLAKE LIVELY, 30, uses mayonnaise as a hair mask.
WHY: It is packed with hair-nourishing egg yolks, which can aid growth and moisturise.
The eggs are said to nourish and help hair grow[/caption]
Actress Blake Lively leaves the food on her hair to result in shiny, soft locks[/caption]
VERDICT: This was one of the most unpleasant. I sat with the smelly, greasy condiment on my hair for 20 minutes and couldn’t wait to wash it off.
Surprisingly, my hair looked shinier.
Sun rating: 4/5
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