Steam clean! Gwyneth Paltrow, whose known to be a maven for trying out new beauty fads, recently dished about an unusual spa treatment she’s obsessed with: vaginal steams. The actress admitted to LOVING the beauty treatment and we have the reasons why, here!
The 43-year-old star is keeping it real when it comes to her grooming methods. Gwyneth revealed she’s been all about a little coochie pampering, noting that it’s one of her most unexpected but go-to health practices: “The first time I tried v-steaming, I was like, this is insane,” she told The Cut on July 18. “My friend Ben brought me and I was like, ‘You are out of your f—–g mind. What is this?’ But then by the end of it I was like, ‘This is so great.’ Then I start to do research, and it’s been in Korean medicine for thousands of years and there are real healing properties.”
At least it’s less painful than letting bees sting her to reduce scar tissue and inflammation! Gwyneth smiled while adding, “If I find benefit to it and it’s getting a lot of page views, it’s a win-win.” These steaming sessions are said to reduce stress, fight infections, regulate periods — and that’s just a few of the rewarding results of doting on your nether regions.
So what does this experience entail? Ladies will sit on an open-seated stool, anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, as a brew of mugwort tea laced with wormwood and other Chinese herbs steams beneath them. Gwyneth first addressed this interesting trend via her lifestyle based website Goop.com in 2008.
She also confessed that she’s a huge fan of testing new treatments. “I actually really like being the guinea pig. I don’t necessarily endorse all of them, but I like to try them and write about them.” Gwyneth added, “I was doing conventional products for my whole life, then I started mixing it with clean.”
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