Anna Friel has revealed she relies on the “Master Cleanse” regime, which sees food replaced with a mixture of cayenne pepper, maple syrup and lemon juice, to stay slender.
Anna Friel, 36, told Grazia magazine: “It’s amazing. I’ve been drinking it for two months and I feel so much better and my skin has really benefitted.
“If you’re vain, as you get older you start thinking, <<I’ve got to do everything I can to save my skin>>. I’ve tried everything!”
Other celebrity fans of the Master Cleanse include Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyoncé, who lost 20 lbs in just two weeks ahead of filming her movie Dreamgirls by sticking to the plan.
Beyoncé said of the diet: “I lived on water, cayenne pepper and maple syrup for 14 days. It was tough; everyone was eating and I was dying.”
Restricting her food allowance isn’t the only way Anna Friel maintains her youthful allowance, as she told the publication she is also a fan of the celebrity favorite “vampire facelift”.
She said: “Vampire facials involve taking two vials of blood from your arm and re-injecting it back into your skin.
“It’s meant to help your skin heal itself and boosts collagen. It makes my skin really glowy and tight again.”
In addition, Anna Friel has regular Cryoderm treatments prior to red carpet appearances – a treatment which involves the skin being warmed up with a machine to stimulate collagen production and therefore reduce the signs of wrinkles – as well as giving herself a DIY version of the method at home.
The actress explained: “I always have a Cryoderm treatment before a red carpet. People say I look really good afterwards.
“I also do the old-fashioned method at home, where I fill my sink with ice cubes and hold them on my face for a minute.”
Ageing is clearly a huge concern for Anna Friel, who said that she will try absolutely anything in a bid to stay looking young.
Anna Friel added: “I felt sick recently because I found one or two grey hair and I read that curry leave help maintain your hair color, so I mix them with hot water and drink it as a tea.
“I’m always searching for pure, natural skin products and Trilogy is great for that too. Their Everything Balm is fantastic.”