Kelly Ripa Reveals Her Best Beauty Secret: “Botox Changed My Life”

Jager Weatherby on 17 Jul 2014 at 5:00pm

Kelly RipaDespite the early call time for her morning talk show LIVE With Kelly and Michael, Kelly Ripa always manages to look rested and relaxed (not to mention about a decade younger than her 43 years). While a strong cup of coffee undoubtedly plays a role in her bright-eyed appearance, the bubbly blonde has a beauty secret that’s far more powerful.

Botox has changed my life,” she revealed on the July 15 episode of Watch What Happens Live. “It has cut my getting ready time in half. Like, suddenly my eyelids are no longer resting on my lashes!

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As fellow guest Anderson Cooper pointed out, Kelly doesn’t look like she’s had a bunch of Botox. The hostess gets the treatment roughly every seven months and always strives for a natural appearance. “I think the key to everything is knowing what you look like and being a minimalist,” she explained. “[Some people] go overboard, especially with fillers. Your cheeks are not supposed to block out your eyes when you smile!”

While Kelly uses Botox in the traditional way, she’s also admitted to getting it injected it into her armpits. This might sound strange to someone who’s not familiar with the procedure, but in fact, Botox has been proven to reduce underarm sweat for up to two years.

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Kelly’s not the only celeb who’s opened up about her use of Botox. Everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Kim Kardashian to Simon Cowell have jumped aboard the Botox bandwagon — and might we just say, their skin looks incredible because of it!

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