Celebrity beauty rituals range from deceptively simple to the outrageously over-the-top. The question is, do their tricks actually work? Judge for yourself.

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Bizarre Celeb Beauty Secrets
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow uses Sonya Dakar's UltraLuxe 9 skin cream, they key ingredient of which is Syn-Ake, a synthetic snake venom that promises to reduce wrinkles.
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Bizarre Celeb Beauty Regimens

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow uses Sonya Dakar's UltraLuxe 9 skin cream, they key ingredient of which is Syn-Ake, a synthetic snake venom that promises to reduce wrinkles.

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    Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, credits $200 Geisha Facials, a paste made from nightingale droppings, for improving her acne prone skin. She also allegedly uses a cream derived from nightingale waste,

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    Britney Spears reportedly uses cool strips of tin foil to give her lips a fresh look when she is feeling tired. Apparently her make-up artist takes a sheet from a stockpile of frozen foil in his freezer, pokes a hole in it so Spears can breath and then smooths it over her face.

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    Sandra Bullock and apparently a plethora of other stars apply hemorrhoid cream to their faces to prevent wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. The regimen makes sense as products like Preparation H cause vasoconstriction, which decreases puffiness by constricting blood vessels.

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    Former supermodel and ex of Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley, says she uses kitty-litter scrub as an exfoliator.

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    Halle Berry reportedly mixes coffee grounds with body wash to get rid of cellulite on her thighs. But experts say that since cellulite is fat cells (which lie beneath the skin), any surface scrubbing won't improve matters.

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    Suzanne Somers recently revealed to Oprah's audience that her daily routine for minimizing the symptoms of menopause involves daily vaginal hormone injections and taking 35 pills.

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    Teri Hatcher supposedly pours a glass of wine into her bath because it is a natural skin softener and exfoliant. Cleopatra also washed her face with red wine as it contains alpha hydroxy acids and may also contain antioxidants.

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    Apparently Julia Roberts soaks her nails in olive oil to keep her cuticles and hands soft. Olive oil is rich in fatty acids, specifically, omega-9 and contains vitamins E and K all of which are epidermal softeners.

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    Cindy Crawford keeps her skin dewey by mixing some milk in with the water she spritzes on her face during the day. Milk is rich in proteins, vitamins, amino acids and minerals. Milk protein is unique in that it helps to soothe, hydrate and calm.

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