Gwyneth Paltrow has a pretty painful beauty regime

Gwyneth Paltrow is kind of like Marmite – you either love her or hate her.

While we have to admit she is a good actress, she can be particularly annoying, especially after her use of the words ‘conscious uncoupling’ to announce her marriage split – we refuse point blank to believe Chris Martin had anything to do with that.

And her latest confession has left us both more annoyed and flabbergasted. Annoyed because, well it’s Gwyneth and flabbergasted because she takes the whole ‘no pain no gain’ to the next level.

The mum-of-two has admitted that she goes through a particularly punishing beauty regime – Thermage laser treatment – to keep her gorgeous, youthful-looking skin, describing it as “like having your face smacked with a rubber band that has an electric shock in it”. Eek.

Talking to Hello! magazine, the Iron Man actress says the treatment, which involves plumping up the skin’s lower layers to smooth out the top using radio waves, is “non-invasive but it’s quite painful”.

Apparently it has the potential to burn your face so we might be giving it a miss.