Shailene Woodley has been vocal about her all-natural lifestyle, which includes foraging for food, gathering spring water and not owning a cell-phone, so it comes as no surprise that in an interview on Into the Gloss today, the Divergent star revealed that she also makes her own beauty products. Read on below for what we learned about the actress’ unconventional beauty routine in the article:
She eats clay.
"I’ve discovered that clay is great for you because your body doesn’t absorb it, and it apparently provides a negative charge, so it bonds to negative isotopes. And, this is crazy: it also helps clean heavy metals out of your body. When you first start eating clay, your bowel movements, pee, and even you, yourself, will smell like metal. You should obviously be careful about your source. Bentonite clay is good, but Mountain Rose Herbs has a great clay source."
She improves her dental health with oil.
"You can do something called ‘oil pulling’ where you swish coconut or sesame oil in your mouth when you wake up and spit it out. It’s amazing! It really makes your teeth whiter, because the plaque on your teeth is not water soluble, it’s fat-soluble."
She only uses natural ingredients on her skin.
"I use Sea Buckthorn from Living Libations to take my makeup off at night and to moisturize my face."
She treats her lady parts with vitamin D.
"I was reading an article written by an herbalist I studied about yeast infections and other genital issues. She said there’s nothing better than vitamin D. If you’re feeling depleted, go in the sun for an hour and see how much energy you get. Or, if you live in a place that has heavy winters, when the sun finally comes out, spread your legs and get some sunshine."
She only wears makeup for appearances and events.
"You have to pick and choose where you are going to represent you and the things you keep sacred, and then there are the things you have to do for the public. I respect the establishment, but I don’t sacrifice my own integrity. I wouldn’t wear fake eyelashes or crazy extensions."
Head over to Into the Gloss for more on Woodley’s beauty regimen.