How To Master The French Braid
When it comes to the celebrity world of yummy mummies, there’s no denying that brunette beauty Kim Kardashian is high up there on our list. After all, what’s not to love about her uber-glam lifestyle? Red carpet events, a wardrobe to die for and a totally gorgeous, super-cool husband and newborn baby- we all want the Kardashian lifestyle! However, although Kim has made huge efforts to regain her pre-pregnancy bod (losing over 60lbs), it seems that the 33-year-old still isn’t entirely happy with her body. Why, we hear you say? Well, according to the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim has just visited a plastic surgeons to zap away her unsightly stretchmarks from her breasts.
Although Kim has recently shunned rumours of bum injections (the star apparently had fat taken away from her stomach and thighs and injected into her bottom to make it ultra-curvy) it seems as if the new mum is more than open to other procedures. In the latest episode, which aired last night in the US, Kim is seen visiting a plastic surgeons with BFF Jonathan Cheeban where she complains about the stretch marks on her, ahem, ample assets, and also how wrinkly her hands are.
Referring to her hands she says, “I’m like obsessed with my hands. I think they look really wrinkly. Is there anything to tighten them?” Kim then proceeds to undergo laser surgery on her breasts and comments, “The things you do for beauty.” Kim certainly has never been shy about trying out new treatments- remember the infamous episode when she went for a fish pedicure- and the vampire facial? The things you do for beauty, indeed…
What’s more, over 70% of women will develop stretch marks at some point in their life and 75-90% of pregnant women develop them in the sixth and seventh months. There’s also a strong genetic element to getting stretch marks and some occur during puberty as the skin struggles to keep up with growth, while the most common are pregnancy and weight related. So, whether you have them on your boobs, bum, legs or tum, get ready to make like Kim and bid good riddance to your stretch marks….
Kim is no stranger to showing off her body (@kimkardashian)
DermaEraze, from £450 for one treatment: If, like Kim, you’re willing to splash the cash, then this is the surgical treatment for you. Skin expert Lorena Oberg guarantees to diminish stretch marks for good through skin needling which works by stimulating the body’s own natural healing mechanism to repair the stretch marks. The whole process takes about an hour, is suitable for all skin types and 90% of clients will see up to a 70% improvement after just one treatment. Available at Surrey and Harley Street Clinics.
Clarins Stretch Mark Control, £37: With centella and olive extracts to prevent skin slackening and crowberry to maintain healthy support tissue and reduce the light pink colour of stretch marks- this is one sure-fire way to get rid of pesky stretchmarks.
Fraxel Laser at EF Medispa, from £500: Working with a laser to precisely target light into each individual stretchmark, this treatment will remove old and damaged skin cells whilst stimulating the body’s own natural process encouraging new cell growth. A hugely popular treatment which can be carried out on any part of the body- plus, with minimal downtime, you can snap right back into action- perfect for busy mums like Kim K…
Strivectin Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles, £115: This clever cream will not only dramatically improve stretch marks within 2-8 weeks but also works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face- a real multi-tasker.
Bio Oil, £8.99: Thanks to the high levels of vitamin A, this cult oil will work hard to speed up cell turnover, which in turn will help smooth out stretch marks. Extracts of calendula, lavender and rosemary also help to guard against moisture loss and penetrate deeply to heal scars and marks.
Ready to watch Kim's stretch mark removal? Watch and learn- all in the name of medical research, of course...
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