Everyone in Hollywood resorts to extreme measures to retain their youth and stay beautiful. Gwyneth Paltrow is no exception. Her latest beauty treatment involves bees, that is, letting herself be stung by bees. OUCH! The treatment is called “apitherapy” ,and it had been used for thousands of years, but probably likely so, had fallen out of style.
Apitherapy isn’t just letting people get stung with bee venom though. It is a holistic approach that uses products derived from bees for therapeutic purposes, including honey, royal jelly, pollen, and venom. One example would be eating honey and putting it on the body.
“I’m always the guinea pig to try everything. I’ve got to try them all,” the actress told The New York Times in an interview. She shared that the treatment is used to “get rid of inflammation and scarring” and that it was “actually pretty incredible if you research it.” “But, man, it’s painful.”
The actress’s desperation to remain youthful doesn’t end with bee stings. In an interview with the New York Times, Gwyneth also expressed her love for acupuncture and being eager to try just about anything, she even found a new service that may soon be in her repertoire, “Also, I just heard of a service called a sound bath, which might be too hippie-ish even for the likes of me. It’s some new healing modality. I might not be able to handle it.”
Beauty is only skin deep and Gwyneth knows that to be truly in tiptop shape, you have to feed your body properly. “I think I see now that life is really a balance. And it’s great to eat nutrient-dense organic food, if you can,” she added. Although she is renown for her clean eating fervor, don’t think the svelte blonde doesn’t indulge every now and then. “It’s also really great to drink a vodka and have French fries. Your metabolism does slow as you get older, though.” “If I have to get into tiptop shape, I have to be more careful. But I also don’t seem to care as much as I did.”