kelly ripaWelp, this will come as a surprise to no one. Kelly Ripa admits she does Botox. NO! You don't say! Yep, the 42-year-old says she gets her forehead and eyelids done. "Every seven months or so my eyelid skin rests on my eyelashes. So I feel like it makes my makeup artist’s life easier, and it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now." Oh yeah, she also gets her armpits Botoxed.

Um ... wait. What? Botoxing your armpits is a "thing" now? Suddenly I'm feeling very self-conscious about my underarms. Are they wrinkly? Ooh, they kind of are. But so are everyone's. Please explain.

Well, it's pretty simple, really. Apparently Botox not only relaxes your muscles, it can keep you from sweating, too. WebMD says so: "The first long-term study of Botox injections in the treatment of the common sweating disorder [excessive sweating] shows the injections can safely reduce underarm sweat for up to two years." Oh, a little information can be a dangerous thing. Okay, so now that I know, here's my internal dialogue.

Botox to stop sweating? Sign me up!

No! I'm against all cosmetic surgery. This is terrible.

Ooh, but not sweating. I don't care about sweating at the gym, but what about in the summer when it's so HOT?

Ew! No. No pits Botox.

But sweat marks and sweat stains make me sad.

No.

I bet over time the Botox would pay for itself in deodorant and dry cleaning.

Who are you kidding? You don't get anything dry cleaned. And at $1,000 to $1,500 a treatment, no it would not pay for itself. Who are you, anyway? Aren't you the same person who won't even use antiperspirant with aluminum?

It's true. I don't even use normal deodorant. I use this deodorant cream (I swear it totally works). But I have to admit, the Botox approach to sweat is mighty tempting. It's just a good thing I can't afford it. Thank God! Yeah, because it would really suck if I had to wrestle with that ethical dilemma in a real way.

Would you get Botox in your underarms if you could?

 

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