Who soaks until they’re wrinkly? Who soaps up with her dog? And who pooh-poohs shampoo? We’ve got the scoop.
Just add this to the list of reasons to be jealous of Jennifer Aniston: The woman looks that gorgeous after just a three-minute shower. Three. In the time it takes most of us to choose between pumps and flats, Jen has shampooed and conditioned her hair and brushed her teeth. The actress curtailed her daily deluge (and relocated the toothbrush from the sink to the stall) when she learned that every two minutes in the shower uses as much water as each person in Africa goes through in an entire day.
Everyone knows vampires should avoid garlic bread, beach volleyball and fence posts, but surely shampoo is on the safe list. It seems nobody told Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson, who admits he never lathers up his mousy mane. “I don’t really see the point in washing your hair,” the actor confessed to Extra. “If you don’t care if your hair’s clean or not, why would you wash it?” Rob, if you need us, we’ll be over here on Team Jacob.
Hundred-dollar face creams and swanky scrubbers? Not for Blue Jasmine actress Cate Blanchett, who prefers to pamper DIY-style with olive and macadamia oils. “They make your skin zing,” she spilled to the British edition of InStyle magazine. “I incorporate them into a homemade scrub with grapefruit juice and sea salt—a beauty trick taught to me by a friend of mine.” Whatever she’s doing, it’s working for her.
A glass of wine is as essential to the ultimate bath as lavender oil and Enya, but Desperate Housewives alum Teri Hatcher skips the goblet and dumps the vino straight into the tub to soften her skin. Turns out there’s some science behind it: The antioxidants in grapes have been shown to slow aging and un-dimple cellulite.
Oprah has estates in Antigua, Maui and Montecito; a private jet; and even her own rose species, but her favorite indulgence is still a bath. “I love creating bathing experiences—bath gels, bubbles, crystals, salts, lavender milks …” she told Bazaar. One of the talk show queen’s go-to goodies: Jo Malone bath oils. And her soaks are as epic as Oprah herself: “I go prune,” she says. “I go waaaay prune. I’ve gone to sleep.”
Blue Ivy, the darling daughter of Jay-Z and Beyoncé, literally bathes in luxury. Pop’s little princess gets clean in a tub painstakingly frosted in pink Swarovski crystals—a gift from auntie Kelly Rowland and the handiwork of designer Lori Gardner. The vessel costs $3,800, and required hours of labor to apply its nearly 50,000 crystals. Kind of makes you wonder what the kid’s sippy cups are like.
Icky or eco-friendly? Mariah Carey conserves water by bathing with a friend: her Jack Russell terrier, Jill E. Beans. Recently, the songstress was prettifying for a date night with hubby Nick Cannon when the precocious pup dived into her bubbly tub. The sudden company didn’t faze the diva, who carried on with her bath for two.