Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up to the press about her latest, and somewhat dangerous, beauty tip – a treatment that involves being subjected to stings from live bees to reduce skin inflammation and scarring.
The Oscar-winner, who describes herself as being “incredibly close to the common woman” has revealed that the latest addition to her beauty regime was apitherapy, an ancient beauty treatment that has been used for thousands of years.
“I’m always the guinea pig to try everything. I’ve got to try them all,” she said in an interview with the New York Times on her somewhat alternative beauty regime.
“I’ve been stung by bees. It’s a thousands-of-years-old treatment called apitherapy. People use it to get rid of inflammation and scarring. It’s actually pretty incredible if you research it. But, man, it’s painful.”
If patients are unwilling to be physically stung by live bees, they’re able to opt for the bee venom to be injected instead. However, the claims of the treatment have so far not been scientifically proven.
The actress has come under-fire in the past for a number of alternative approaches to health that she’s pushed through her Goop newsletter, notably for recommending a hot sauna as a viable treatment for the flu, as well has giving up her attempt to love on a food budget of $29 per week after just 3 days.