A recent study proved that the way musicians look is more important than the way that they sound, according to the Wired.com website. The study appeared in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences journal and showed that participants were able to predict winners of music competitions based on silent videos, or videos with some audio. So, it’s no surprise that some of the world’s most famous pop divas are seeking out alternative therapies to look their best. The trendiest alternative therapies for female singers are cupping, light therapy and face acupuncture treatments.
Gwyneth Paltrow Believes in Cupping
Gwyneth’s great voice has surprised a lot of people. Her cover version of “Bette Davis Eyes” got rave reviews. To look amazing, Gwyneth dabbles in a lot of alternative therapies, including cupping, according to her own Goop.com website. She’s been using cupping, which is a feature of traditional Chinese medicine, since 2004. According to Positivehealthwellness.com, cupping is a great way to combat common skin issues, such as acne and boils. This therapy involves putting a cup against the skin. The cup becomes a partial vacuum and causes blood to move up to the surface.
Katy Perry Loves Light Therapy
Light therapy for the complexion is a hot trend right now. Katy Perry is a big fan of this treatment, according to the Beautyeditor.ca website. Different colors of LED light are used for these treatments, depending on what a woman wants and needs. Green light therapy is a great choice for those who want to resolve sun damage and reduce skin ruddiness. It’s also a good skin treatment for rosacea.
Madonna Is Fond of Face Acupuncture
Madonna is the ultimate pop diva, as well as a major fashion icon. She’s very health conscious and has relied on a range of alternative therapies, including oxygen machines, macrobiotic diets and acupuncture, to remain slim and vibrant as she ages. According to the Refinery29.com website, acupuncture is the process of putting very fine needles into the skin, at “acu-points” which regulate “chi” (energy) flow. With face acupuncture, anti-aging skin benefits are possible, because this treatment is believed to spark collagen production.
Which Treatment is Right for You?
Now that you know what the ladies with the most recognizable voices are doing to look gorgeous while they’re onstage or dodging the paparazzi, you’ll be ready to choose the alternative treatment that is right for you. Light therapy is the most high-tech alternative treatment of the bunch. Cupping and acupuncture are ancient, rather than modern. All of these treatments have the power to improve skin quality and some may boost general health, too.