We seriously can't believe we're saying this, but we actually kind of admire Kim Kardashian right now. The "star" recently came out and told Oprah — because when a Kardashian spills a beauty secret, she does it to the Queen of All Media, natch — that she relies on Fraxel laser treatments to keep her skin lineless, creamy, and glowy.
Fraxel is the skin-care industry's version of an It bag: costly, in-demand, and the hot thing to do. It's a treatment aimed at correcting issues like fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and unevenness, all while requiring minimal downtime and threatening less severe side effects than most invasive cosmetic procedures. It works by blasting your skin with laser energy that goes below the skin's surface, boosting collagen production and helping the skin plump up indentations from scars and wrinkles. Prices range from $1,000 - $5,000 and patients are usually advised to do multiple treatments for best results.
So, what about this is commendable? Well, the honesty, to start. Kim is only one of a few handful of stars and models who openly admit to having the treatment done. While most stars will claim their picture-perfect skin is due to "a healthy diet," "lots of water," or just "good genes," the ugly truth is that most famous women and men spare no expense on treatments that make their skin flawless.
We don't understand why stars wouldn't just come out and admit what they do — we think it makes them loads more relatable and likable, rather than maintaining this mystique of natural superiority. We get it, you're pretty, but we all know you're not that perfect. Maybe, and we're just as shocked as you are that we're advocating this, but just maybe more celebs should take a page out of Kim Kardashian's book and be a bit more transparent about what they really do to stay so ridiculously good-looking. (The Daily Mail)
Would you rather know stars' dirty little beauty secrets, or do you think we're better off left in the dark?