9:07 pm - 01/17/2013

Kelly Ripa uses botox on face and armpits, stays thin due to SoulCycle

Her face is projected on 6 million viewers' HD-TV screens practically every morning.

And Live! with Kelly and Michael host Kelly Ripa has admitted she receives Botox injections every seven months in order to keep her pretty face looking its best.

'It's the Botox. Every seven months or so my eyelid skin rests on my eyelashes,' the 42-year-old star revealed in the February issue of Elle Magazine.

'So I feel like [Botox] 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.'

The three-time Emmy winner has even had injections in her armpits to prevent sweating, and she maintains her super-slim frame thanks to frequent SoulCycle spin classes.

Back when she starred on the soap All My Children, Kelly transformed lemons to lemonade whenever she received vicious, fat-shaming hate mail from fans.

The mother-of-three said: 'I feel like as long as you take ownership over your own flaws, it doesn’t hurt if someone else points them out.'

And with age comes more extensive medical examinations as Ripa discovered after has last mammogram for a life-insurance screening.

Kelly joked: 'I will say that it was the longest breast exam I’ve ever had. I was just like, "C'mon. I’m an A cup! This cannot go on this long!"'

And despite the bright designer duds she sports on her morning talk show, Ripa prides herself on her fuss-free style, which helps make her disappear in the Manhattan streets.

'I can walk out to the street and never be noticed. It’s my superpower: I’m invisible. I just look very normal and totally unremarkable,' the soap star said.

'Normally I’m in the same outfit every day, black jeans and a T-shirt—actually, this T-shirt, so I didn’t dress up that much. Sometimes I wear heels, because I happen to love heels, but if it’s freezing cold or boiling hot, it could easily be an Ugg boot or a flip-flop.'

The 64-inch-tall talk show host also opened up about her impressive 16-year marriage with Latin heartthrob Mark Consuelos.

'I actually call [Mark] Desi, because the thing about Desi was that as much attention as Lucy got, Desi was always in charge,' Kelly said
referring to her 41-year-old Spanish-born beau.

The loved-up pair will sometimes have a part-time nanny watch their brood as they enjoy double dates with fellow celebrity couple Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld.

Blending in the crowd: The mother-of-three maintains her super-slim frame thanks to frequent SoulCycle spin classes

'I was drawn to Mark because he was positively an alpha male, and I didn’t think I would be drawn to that. But I just worship him. He makes me feel very safe,' said Ripa.

Kelly and Mark reside in New York's Soho neighbourhood with their three children - 15-year-old Michael, 11-year-old Lola, and Joaquin, who turns 10 next month.

Last year, the bubbly blonde was dubbed one of the most powerful people in media by The Hollywood Reporter.

But no matter how many accolades the former high school cheerleader receives, she still feels like a dork.

'I think that’s why people get me,' said the self-deprecating star.

'I would have styled my hair for 17 hours and it would still look very much like a Westminster show-dog. No matter how much I try to cool myself up, it’s never going to happen for me. But, like, am I dying to be cool? Yes, I’m dying to be.'

16 years strong: Kelly and her husband Mark Consuelos reside in New York's Soho neighbourhood with their three children - 15-year-old Michael, 11-year-old Lola, and Joaquin, who turns 10 next month

Elle magazine interview
shinebrighter 18th-Jan-2013 03:20 am (UTC)
certain dri bb! it's the best.
scarletfbl 18th-Jan-2013 03:27 am (UTC)
omg, I totally forgot this existed. I really need to try this out. It really works, even though it's a roll on? Roll ons and gels/clear solids usually do squat for me.
khlassique 18th-Jan-2013 03:50 am (UTC)
yeah, you just have to put it on at night to give it time to work and then swipe on a regular deodorant in the a.m. (which I do to make sure~~~)
tube_fiend 18th-Jan-2013 03:55 am (UTC)
It's really pretty different from regular antiperspirant. You put it on at night, instead of in the morning. That is how Sahara dry it will make your pits all day.
It's un-scented, so not really a deodorant. Some people will still wear deodorant in the morning, just because they are accustomed to their armpits smelling like daisies. Personal choice. I just used a moisturizing deodorant because Certain Dri made me so dry, I could get a rash.

Seriously - it's crazy how well it works for sweat.
uglybunnie 19th-Jan-2013 03:35 am (UTC)
does a shower wash it away or is it still effective?
tube_fiend 19th-Jan-2013 08:14 am (UTC)
Still effective. So if you put it on at night and shower in the morning, it still works. (Don't put it on after you've just shaved your armpits. It will sting like the dickens.)

Certain Dri is an antiperspirant, not a deodorant. Deodorant is basically a layer of fragrance on top of your skin. Antiperspirants are working below the surface to dry you out and tighten up your pores, to prevent sweat from escaping. Certain dri is just a ridiculously strong strength antiperspirant. Once it's on and dries, it's basically doing its job below the surface.

I only put it on every 2-3 days, because my armpits would get so dry, they would get a rash. I eventually stopped using it, because honestly, I am not sweaty enough to require such an extreme product. But I can still definitely attest to how well it works.
uglybunnie 19th-Jan-2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
Oh ok thank you, I will try this. I always assumed it washed off in the shower. I sweat like the dickens!
shinebrighter 18th-Jan-2013 12:57 pm (UTC)
yes!!! it totally works, but you have to follow the directions! because it's different from most roll ons. get the regular roll on (not the AM one), and you use it at night before you go to bed. i still use a regular deo in the morning (dove sensitive skin). oh and DON'T SHAVE right before you use it or it BURNS! use it every night until you notice a difference.... maybe a week or two to start off? then you can back off. i've used it for years and now only use it like two or three nights a week and maybe throw in an extra night in the summer or if i have an event coming up.
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