Celebrities have a lot of beauty secrets. And I mean a lot.
Beauty icons like Kim Kardashian, Halle Berry, and Heidi Klum don't always get surgery so that they can look not a day over 30.
They've got a team of celebrity makeup artists that are giving them the best tips on how to wear their makeup and what products to use to keep their skin glowing and looking young.
Last year, I was looking for something under my mom's bathroom sink when I found several boxes of hemorrhoid cream. It was Preparation H ointment, which is meant to reduce inflammation in blood vessels.
I was concerned about her, so I went to ask her if everything is okay. She laughed, and told me she applies the cream under her eyes!
I noticed that my mother's sagging skin was getting firmer, but I thought she might have made a change in her diet.
She squeezed some of the cream on her finger, and dabbed it under my eyes.
She told me this one was of the biggest celebrity beauty secrets out there, and it would only cost me a few dollars to firm my skin.
That's when I discovered something very interesting! Here's why hemorrhoid cream works so well and is great for your skin:
How it works
The ointment works to alleviate the painful feeling of having hemorrhoids, which are swollen veins around the anus.
The cream helps to shrink blood vessels and reduce swelling, through the ingredient phenylephrine, to provide relief.
In fact, the gel works so well to shrink these bulging vessels that many skincare companies use similar ingredients in their anti-aging products to help smooth face wrinkles.
It's believed that the live yeast cell derivative, also known as biodyne, stimulates cell production.
What you can use it for
- Dark undereye circles
- Eye puffiness
- Wrinkles on your face and neck
Celebrities have been well aware of the powerful benefits of this cream.
Kim Kardashian's makeup artist says he uses this over-the-counter ointment to smooth the mother-of-three's undereye wrinkles.
"It tightens the skin. That's a really old, old trick. It smells really bad but it works," Mario Dedivanovic, Kim's makeup artist, said, according to People.
I've been using this on and off for a few weeks now, and its done wonders. My skin is glowing, and I get compliments on how young it looks.
Like Mario said, that the smell is quite strong, so you might have to mix it with your regular face moisturizer.
Also, if you decide to use it regularly, consult with your doctor on whether it will benefit your health in the long run.