3-Minute Read: The #1 Plastic Surgery Procedure in Asia Is (Very) Unexpected
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we'll get you up-to-date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
1. You (definitely) won't be able to guess Asia's most popular plastic surgery procedure.
Given our lingering obsession with ultra-pouty lips on this side of the hemisphere (thanks, Kylie Jenner), we were rather surprised to learn that women across the world are actually seeking out the exact opposite. According to new research (as reported by The Zoe Report), lip reductions are the #1 procedure in Asia right now.
More interestingly still: The procedure—which entails surgically tucking the lip under to reduce size, and typically runs around $1000 to $3000—is most popular among the millennial set, which happens to be the key demographic for lip plumping here in the States in recent years. Head over to The Zoe Report for more details on how lip reduction works, and on the flip side, hear some honest thoughts on fillers and Botox from real women. And either way, dress up your lips with our go-to 'sticks below.
2. Could you handle Kate Hudson's fitness routine?
The actress swears by workouts with trainer (and friend to Byrdie) Nicole Winhoffer, who utilizes fun dance cardio moves to tone up muscles and burn major calories. One InStyle editor decided to adopt the regimen as her own—head over to the site to see how the workout transformed her in ways she didn't expect.
3. PSA: Redness isn't the only sign that you're getting a sunburn.
In fact, if you're already noticing redness, it means your sunburn is already well into development. But here's the good news: There are a handful of other symptoms that indicate that it's time to head indoors before your skin has a chance to reach peak lobster status. Well+Good has the skinny.
4. Some people scientifically don't have to wear deodorant, but we're not jealous or anything…
Apparently, there's an actual gene that prevents roughly 2% of the population from experiencing smelly B.O. Must be nice, but the scientists who figured this out also discovered that 78% of the people they studied who have this gene wear deodorant anyway. (Which… why?)
5. Insta-fluencers agree: This is the only drugstore makeup worth buying.
If you're wondering how to elevate your next selfie on the cheap, Total Beauty has your ultimate shopping list.