In a blog post on her Goop website, Gwyneth gushes over the supposed health benefits of getting a nice steam for your vagina offered at Tikkun spa in Los Angeles.
“Tikkun is the next level when it comes to Korean spas, combining high-tech far infrared heat with traditional Korean sauna therapies,” wrote Paltrow.
“The real golden ticket here is the Mugworth V-Steam: You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al. It is an energetic release — not just a steam douche — that balances female hormone levels. If you’re in LA, you have to do it.”
Meanwhile, most Korean women (like me) have never even heard of this spa treatment.
What’s more, gynecologists have slammed Gwyneth, saying the vagina doesn’t need a steam. OB/GYN Dr. Jen Gunter dismissed Paltrow’s medical claims surrounding the vaginal steams, saying they could be dangerous.
“Steam is probably not good for your vagina,” Dr. Gunter wrote on her blog. Gunter also said steam does not cleanse your uterus, as Gwyneth claims.
“Steam isn’t going to get into your uterus from your vagina unless you are using an attachment with some kind of pressure and MOST DEFINITELY NEVER EVER DO THAT,” wrote Dr. Gunter.
Notwithstanding her dubious health advice, there’s no question Gwyneth looks amazing at 41, thanks to daily exercise, a gluten-free diet, and careful skincare.
Gwyneth exfoliates every day and gets regular chemical peels and exfoliation treatments to keep her skin smooth and wrinkle-free.
Her age-defying beauty secrets also include a healthy diet and rigorous cardio exercise.
“Doing some cardiovascular exercise everyday is really good for my skin for detoxification and skin tone and color,” said Paltrow. “I do the Tracy Anderson Method, so I dance for an hour.”
The willowy 5-foot-9 blonde beauty works out up to two hours a day with longtime friend and trainer Tracy Anderson. Their workouts emphasize using light weights (no more than three pounds) and high repetitions of toning moves to sculpt lean muscle.Paltrow recently came under fire after being named the new face of Restorsea, a high-priced skincare line that critics say most women can’t afford. But Gwyneth said you don’t have to use expensive wrinkle creams and lotions to look good.
“I use coconut oil a lot on my face, on my skin and in my cooking,” Gwyneth said. “And I just started ‘oil pulling,’ which is when you swish coconut oil around [in your mouth] for 20 minutes. It’s supposed to be great for oral health and making your teeth white. It’s supposed to clear up your skin as well.”
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic detoxification ritual that supposed to “pull” toxins out of your body and trap them in the coconut oil (which you spit out in the trash afterward). Oil pulling has been used for dental hygiene and to treat headaches, migraines, asthma, and even arthritis.
Gwyneth loves to cook her own healthy meals at home, and is the author of two best-selling cookbooks, including It’s All Good. Paltrow is planning to write a third cookbook soon.