The 6 Most Bizarre Beauty Questions We've Searched on Google


Chriselle Lim

The scene is always the same: You get into bed, all nice and cozy, and pull out your computer for a few minutes of internet scrolling. Cut to: Five hours and just as many tabs later and you've dug yourself a deep Google grave. You're searching anything from beauty treatments and celebrity gossip to Web MD and murder mysteries that inspired their own SVU episodes. (FYI, these are not the best conditions for a solid night's rest.) Sayonara, beauty sleep.

Since we've all been there, I thought it interesting to ask my fellow editors about their last bizarre Google search. The answers were compelling… to say the least. We have everything from a celebrity's height to non-surgical nose jobs. See? You're not alone. Keep scrolling for lots of information and a few laughs.


"I'm constantly googling the strangest possible thoughts and questions. A long, long time ago I read an article about a chemical exfoliator for your body that makes you look better naked. For the life of me, I haven't been able to remember where I read it, who wrote it, or what the product was. Every few weeks I'll do another round of googling to try and find out. It always looks a little like, Chemical body exfoliator look better naked. The results are as sketchy as you can imagine. In the meantime, Stacked Skincare TCA Multi Acid Body Peel, ($175), does the job. Read a full review here." — Hallie Gould, senior editor


"I've probably googled the height of every celebrity I've ever suspected was short. How tall is Anna Kendrick?, How tall is Kourtney Kardashian?, How tall is Hilary Duff? Confirming that some of the world's most beautiful women are as short or shorter than I am for some reason makes me feel a lot better about myself. (I'm a hair under 5'2".)" — Amanda Montell, associate features editor


"Why does Asian hair turn orange? My roommate is thinking about getting highlights and has been scouring the web for brunette hair inspiration (luckily, I was able to direct her straight to this Byrdie post on sultry shades of brunette). She commented on how her hair tends to turn brassy just a few weeks after lightening it, and I said that I used to experience the same thing until I met my amazing colorist Johnny Ramirez. He told me that in order for hair not to turn brassy, you have to lift all of the pigment from it first so that it doesn't oxidize. I realized that was probably a very poor explanation of what he actually said to me, so I found myself googling this query last night. I honestly did not really find any results that satisfied me, so I'm planning on writing a story to answer this question and appease my curiosity." — Faith Xue, editorial director


"After Selena Gomez's trainer suggested infrared sweating, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I can totally understand the benefits—it revs your metabolic rate, helps your body work more efficiently, and it burns as many calories as a spin class. Yes, and all you have to do is lie there. But, the idea of getting wrapped in a big burrito-shaped contraption and sweating uncontrollably for an hour feels terrifying. I've been googling it to see if I could handle it without passing out." — Hallie Gould, senior editor


"The last thing I googled was a nonsurgical nose job. I got a pitch about it and wanted to know what exactly it entails. What I learned was that fillers like Radiesse or Juvederm are used to temporarily alter the appearance of your nose. The before and after pictures were insane! It just didn't make sense to me that a bump could be completely straightened just using fillers, but the pictures said it all. I'm still a bit skeptical, though…" — Lindsey Metrus, managing editor


"Okay, this is the last one—see, I told you I do a lot of manic googling. I've been really into finally figuring out how to keep my under-eye circles at bay. I know, I know… it's genetic. But there has to be something that can help, right? I have a great eye cream and concealer, I derma-roll once a month, and I've even gone to a plastic surgery consult to see if there's a nonsurgical way to help. Turns out, there is. I go into more detail about it here, but I've been doing a lot of research to see if it's the right choice for me." — Hallie Gould, senior editor

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