When supermodels are asked, “How are you so beautiful?” the answer is never “genetics” (with a bit of “Western bias” thrown in). In fact, the answer is always “lip balm with extinct snake venom in it” and some secret Amazonian frog scrotum supplement*. Basically. Thus, we have a twofer Beauty Treatments of the Damned today, with two true supermodels sharing some oddball beauty tips.
First up, Amber Valletta stars in the inaugural Game Face post over at The Cut, in which famously lovely people reveal the secrets to their enduring loveliness. Valletta has been a hugely successful model since the early ’90s, when she burst onto the scene with Calvin Klein and Giorgio Armani campaigns. Now, she stays beautiful with the usual mix of expensive products ($50 night creams), fancy gadgets (a Clarisonic) and hippie dippie stuff (rose water spray), but the most interesting reveal is…
“[For acne] my doctor gave me an Ayurvedic herbal mixture, custom blended just for my needs, to make my own masks at home. I mix it with the goat milk to make a paste, get into the bathtub, and let the mask sit on my face for fifteen minutes. It looks disgusting. It doesn’t smell that bad, but it looks like witchcraft. [...] Another thing my doctor told me to do is to wash my face with goats’ milk. It’s a natural lactic acid. I don’t use it every day because I travel a lot, and it doesn’t travel well. Mostly, I’ll just splash it on my face a few times a week after cleansing, then pat dry.”
Actually, a goat’s milk post-cleansing facial sounds really soothing. We’re game.
Next up, we have the inimitable Beverly Johnson, who broke boundaries in 1974 as the first black model on the cover of American Vogue. StyleList directs our attentions to a video in which Johnson shares her two minute makeup routine, which involves breaking open a capsule of fish oil and… rubbing it directly on her face.
Although we’re inclined to think this might give your face a fishy smell, we’d try it. We’re big fans of the green-tea-bag-as-facial-toner (along with our fellow editor Jessica) and that’s not a whole lot less weird than either of these.
The question is… have you guys tried topical applications of goat’s milk or fish oil?
*Also. The dumber the name of your weird supermodel beauty secret, the better.
(Photos via Wenn)