Shailene Woodley, best known for her role as George Clooney's daughter in The Descendants and for throwing shade at Kristen Stewart, is all over the place right now. The actress is starring in the highly anticipated movie Divergent, so she's currently doing the media rounds, each, might I say, more interesting than the last.
See, Woodley is a free-spirit; the kind of gal who isn't afraid to speak her mind, go bare-faced on the red carpet, or not have a cellphone (true story). And I like that about her. But despite my affinity for anyone with the balls to eschew an iPhone, I will NOT be taking Woodley's advice to sunbathe my vagina, thankyouverymuch.
During a Q&A with beauty website Into the Gloss, Woodley dispensed various odd, all-natural beauty tips, but by far the weirdest was to make sure our lady parts get their share of vitamin D. "Another thing I like to do is give my vagina a little vitamin D," Woodley said. "I was reading an article written by an herbalist I studied about yeast infections and other genital issues. She said thereâ€™s nothing better than vitamin D. If youâ€™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."
And coming in as a close runner-up for strange, unlikely-to-ever try beauty tips was Woodley's suggestion that we all eat clay. The actress said, "Clay is one of the best things you can put in your body. One of my friends was making a clay toothpaste that you swallow instead of spit out. But I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver. He was African and was saying that, where heâ€™s from, the women eat clay when theyâ€™re pregnant. Seriously -- ask your taxi drivers where they are from and about their customs. You will learn a lot." Noted.
Like many some women, I'm all for trying strange, out of the box beauty tips and procedures, if I think they're going to make me feel and, fine, look better. But I can't, for the life of me, see any situation in which it would be appropriate to sunbathe bottomless. My neighbors would totally get an eyeful, were I to do it in my yard. And at the beach? Just no. Also, I can't imagine that there are serious health and beauty benefits from tanning just your vajay. Yes, we need vitamin D, but does it really need to get up in there?
As for the clay thing, I'll admit, I'm intrigued. Shailene, who's an actress, not a scientist, claims that it removes toxins and heavy metals from our bodies, and that clay-eating people generally feel great. But I think I'll wait and see what advice my next taxi driver has for me. I'd rather not sit down to a Play Doh-inspired dinner if he doesn't give the okay.
Would you ever try either of these tips?