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 Thursday, 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 in Australia (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 $4000—is most popular among the millennial set, which happens to be the key demographic for lip plumping here 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.
2. Could you handle Kate Hudson's fitness routine?
The actress swears by workouts with trainer (and friend to Byrdie) Nicole Winhoffer, who utilises 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. If you know someone going through chemo-induced hair loss, send them this way...
As of next week, Toni & Guy will launch an initiative to provide compassionate support for cancer patients going through hair loss, called the Pink Scissor Program. The program provides clients with a complimentary cut, shave or wig touch up performed by specially trained stylists, to help minimise body image-related frustration and anxiety. All clients can also choose to support the salon chain's partnering charities Look Good Feel Better and the National Breast Cancer Foundation by adding $2 to their bill. Visit www.toniandguy.com.au for participating locations.
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.