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Leighton Meester disagrees with Gwyneth Paltrow's beauty advice

The star is relaxed when it comes to her beauty, diet, and fitness routines.

Actress Leighton Meester is baffled by the odd beauty treatments Gwyneth Paltrow suggests on her Goop blog, insisting procedures like her infamous vagina steam don't "seem right".

The Oscar winner is known for having tried weird and wonderful treatments like bee sting therapy, oil pulling, and the vagina cleanse all in the name of research, but her Country Strong co-star Leighton isn't convinced women should be getting too adventurous with their beauty routines.

When asked if she would ever try the genital steam at Los Angeles' Tikkun Spa, Leighton exclaimed to Byrdie.com, "What?! What is that?"

"I personally don't feel like you should be adding anything into your vagina - it's self-cleaning," she remarked. "We're fine; I'm going to say neither on the vag steam."

She was also astounded by the thought of trying the ancient practice of apitherapy, which involves having bees sting the face to help reduce inflammation and scarring.

"I don't know what that is either," Leighton confessed. "That sounds like something from My Strange Addiction (documentary series). It just doesn't seem right."

Instead, the former Gossip Girl star sticks to a very basic beauty and fitness routine.

"In my daily life, I don't have a makeup routine," she said, before revealing she works out just once a week with a trainer.

"It's something that I know I can stick to because I don't dread it," Leighton smiled.

The 30-year-old mother of one, who is married to The O.C. star Adam Brody, also takes it easy when it comes to her diet.

She starts her mornings with green protein smoothies, and tries to stick to "organic, fresh food", but admits healthy eating goes out the window when she's busy with work.

"When I'm in a hurry, I'll just eat a bagel with cream cheese, and maybe a slice of pizza, and then I'll have pasta. Just a lot of bread," the actress admitted.

And she also allows herself to snack on sweet treats.

"To get through the day, I usually need to give myself little treats," she explained. "So I'll eat chocolate, or I'll drink coffee. When I go to bed, I'm excited about coffee in the morning."

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