Are laughter lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet getting your down? If so, you’re not alone! Many people fight the signs of ageing and will do anything for a soft, smooth complexion.
Here are five of the most unusual anti-ageing secrets around:
Bee venom beauty products
Believe it or not, bee venom is included in many beauty products and is thought to be a pain-free alternative to Botox. According to reports, it tightens the skin by increasing the production of collagen and is popular with celebrities including the Duchess of Cambridge, Victoria Beckham and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The vampire facelift
The vampire facelift is a new type of cosmetic surgery which helps to reduce wrinkles – using the patient’s own blood. During the procedure, a sample of blood is taken and the platelets are separated from the red blood cells. These platelets are then blended with a fibrin mixture which is injected into the skin. Most dermal fillers are made from Juvederm or Restylane, but it seems this isn’t adequate for some people.
Are you getting enough vitamins? If not, you could splash out for a vitamin drip like The X Factor judge and music mogul Simon Cowell. If his unofficial autobiography – Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell by Tom Bower – is to be believed, the star has regular colonic irrigations and intravenous vitamin injections to keep him looking young.
Yes that’s right; celebrities including Jennifer Lopez are reportedly going crazy over placenta facemasks. Rumour has it that these unusual products are made from placentas taken from live human births, or from other animals including pigs, sheep and goats. The placenta contains nutrients that are believed to freshen up the skin – but would you give it a go?
Ceramic crystal injections
If you want to achieve the complexion of a porcelain doll, ceramic crystal therapy is for you. Small crystals are injected into your face using fine needles and are thought to remain underneath your skin forever – It wont change the shape of your nose like Rhinoplasty would, but it will give you flawless skin. Each session can cost anywhere from $500 – $1500 and model/actress Jerry Hall is believed to be a fan.
What anti-ageing treatments would you be prepared to try?